Wednesday 16 October 2013

Brewhouse Arts Festival / On The Hop - Line Up

The first ever Brewhouse Arts Festival opens on Friday 18th October at York Brewery. It runs for three days. We're working with York Brewery, TakeOver13 and a damn brilliant bunch of artists, provocateurs and all round good folk. 

Bush & McCluskey present their critically acclaimed show, The Loves I Haven't Known. 
Johnny Greenwood present an hour of some of the best classical guitar you're likely to hear. 
Doors at 7pm, entry £5

TakeOver13 present their immersive theatre experience, The Night Of The Barghest. An evening of folk lore, adventure and mystery my by a stellar bunch of collaborators. 
Doors at 8pm, tickets through

We present On The Hop, 10 hours of arts, debates and socialising. 
12noon until 10pm, Pay What You Think with all contributions going direct back to the artists.
The Line Up for On The Hop is below. 

Expect beer, food, arts, chat, music, theatre and most stuff in between. 
This is the first time we've done this. We'd love you to come, to spend some time, and to let us know what you think.

Alex & Neil

#OnTheHop -
Main Bar

13:00 – 14:00 "How was it for you? Or the slow death of the one night stand."

Debate hosted by Tom Bellerby and Iain Bloomfield

14:00 – 14:15 Poetry (Joanne Foxton)

Joanne writes poetry about all things beer related, what better place to share it than a brewery?

14:15 – 15:15 The History of Punk Poetry (Henry Raby)
A work in progress piece to be eventually recorded for radio

15:15 – 15:30 Poetry (Joanne Foxton)

More beer rooted poetry from Joanne

15:45 – 16:45 A ‘Lecture’ on Political Poetry (Henry Raby)

Henry presents a quick crash-course in the history of political poetry. Followed by a discussion of politics in art and activism and arts.

17:00 – 17:15 Poetry (Joanne Foxton)

A final instalment of poetry from Joanne

17:15 – 17:45 Music (Jennifer Jordan)

Jennifer is a solo lady with a guitar and a ukulele who writes rather silly and slightly less silly songs.

17:45 – 18:30 Teatime Debate

A hosted debate, topic tbc

18:30 – 19:00 Music (Stems)

Cinematic classical post-rock, 

19:30 – 20:00 Music (Emily Rowan)

Emily is a singer, piano basher, uke toter and sincere drama queen. She writes pop songs with a cabaret twist.

20:00 – 20:45 Music (Gordy & Fleur)

An aspiring new Leeds based band. Developed from an instrumental trio last summer their innovative sound has evolved from the inside out. Influences creeping in from jazz, blues, funk and soul can be heard from the varying original material and their own take on some familiar covers.

20:50– 21:00 Stand-up (Lewis King)

Lewis is going to do some comedy talking chattery thing.

21:00 – 21:30 Musical Comedy (Peter Marshall and The Iomos)
A musical comedy duo, who, sing songs about beard envy, eggs, and hair.

21:30 – 22:00 Music (Brassneck)

Saxophone quartet, Brassneck, would love to play some Disney tunes, funk and jazz.


Antigoni Katsadima - Poet
Chris Singleton - Poet
Common Ground – Theatre Company
Gavin Repton – Film Maker
Grandma - Storyteller
Iain Bloomfield – Theatre in the Mill, Bradford
Natalie Clark - Artist
Nick Walters – Artist
Richard Oakland – Photographer
Sarah Jewell - Artist
Thomas HadleyWhittler

The Malt Store

12:00 – 14:00 Performance Artist (Llew Watkins)

Story telling and physical movement

14:00 – 14:30 Discussions About Architecture (Patricia Mesquita)

Should we be designing buildings that make the most of our natural resources?

14:45 – 15:15 Silver Dating (Granny)

Grandma’s just been on her first date for around fifty years. She's met her match on an Internet dating site and every mistake a 70 something can make, she does!

15:30  - 17:00 Words with Space (Jamhed Theatre)

Jamhed bring you out of the world, playing with words, space, twister and you if you'll let them. Come... join them... if you want.

17:15 – 17:30 Silver Dating (Granny)

See previous showing

19:00 – 19:30 Our New Show (Bush & McCluskey)

See a new comedy musical brought to life in its embryonic stage.

The Brewhouse

12:00 – 14:00 Performance Game (ReStage)

An immersive, interactive game, which puts the life and ideas of LS Lowry into context.

16:00 – 18:00 Performance Game (ReStage)

An immersive, interactive game, which puts the life and ideas of LS Lowry into context.

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.