Sunday, 6 October 2013


20TH OCTOBER 2013. 


ON THE HOP is a new idea between The Flanagan Collective, Neil Arden and York Brewery. We’re opening up the many spaces in York Brewery for a day of new ideas, new conversations and new work. 

And this is an open call to help fill that space.

So here’s how it works.

We have big spaces, little spaces, public spaces, private spaces, focussed spaces, drop in spaces. We want people to fill them with us. We are looking for storytellers, poets, artists, theatre makers, writers, dancers, imagineers, provocateurs, animateurs, directors, producers, film makers, musicians, bands – you name it, if you’ve got something to say then we want to hear from you.

We’re also looking for people to host debates, to give provocations, and to chair discussions. These can be ongoing, super quick, speed dating, in sessions, on paper, in person or however you think that conversation is best structured.

The Pub is a place where people meet, and chat, and talk, and chew the fat, and set the world to rights, and start new things, and meet old friends. The Brewery is the beginning of that chain, so we want to start things here, begin conversations, see new work, have new ideas and meet new folk. Expect good beers and good food, with damn good people.

ON THE HOP is soon. It’s on the 20th October. So we hope any ideas are somehow to do with now; with what’s going on or what’s about to happen. These can be really early scratches, half formed ideas, or first showings of new work. These can be titles for a discussion, a question that you want answering, or a motion you’d like to put to the great and the good. This, we think, is a great place for the arts to meet to social to meet the political to meet the communal. So we’d invite you to come, drink, eat and talk together, bringing some ideas or some work with you along the way. Many festivals take months in the planning, ON THE HOP is rough and ready and raring to go. 

We’ve never programmed a festival by open submission before. We aren’t looking for long, complicated applications. We want to know your idea, about you or your work and about why you’d like to be a part of ON THE HOP. Everything will be Pay-What-You-Think for the audience with all money going direct back to the artists or hosts. There are no hire fees for anything charged to you, but there’s no expenses or fees budget either. All money comes from the crowd watching and goes straight back to you – nothing ends up in our pockets.

So, you want to be a part of it or want to know more? Email your thoughts, ideas and questions, expressions of interest over to Alexander Wright - - by the 11th October and we’ll look forward to talking more.

10 hours. We won’t set the world to rights, but we might get a little bit closer and have a little bit of fun along the way.

1 comment:

  1. I was in york twice. Check out a group called Bored Housewife and The Daytime Drinkers. They'd be up for this.