Brighton Magazine

The Brighton Magazine

Selected Brighton Magazine Article

Friday 30 March 2012

Arts Organisations To Go For 'Gold' As Part Of 2012 Cultural Celebrations In Sussex

Artists with learning disabilities are set to premiere Gold Run, a major new collaborative arts production to be staged at Glyndebourne.

Gold Run illustrates the power and passion of the Paralympics, inspired by learning-disabled Paralympic athletes inclusion and subsequent 12 year ban, which comes to an end at the London 2012 Paralympic games.

The production features a chorus of singing fictional athletes who passionately relay the highs and lows of this compelling Paralympic story.

Specially commissioned films are projected onto screens to illustrate the fast paced sporting action and artistically, the cast and creative team behind the project include disabled artists working alongside non-disabled individuals.

It is the creative response to this controversial history – communicating a powerful story through compelling film, music and visual art.

The project brings together learning-disabled and non-traditional artists in the creation of a bold, multi-genre performance.

This creative production incorporates a 30-strong choir, original films and one giant sculptural head – designed and created by artist James Lake.



Sally Abbott, Regional Director, Arts Council England, said,

"Arts Council England are delighted to support Gold Run, a production which has been devised and delivered by three of our National portfolio organisations - Pallant House Gallery, Glyndebourne and Carousel - and which will tour to two more, Brighton Festival and Chichester Festival Theatre, before the year is out.

"With the South East as the home of the Paralympics, it's great news that a collaborative, multi-art form project like this exists, articulating the fascinating story of the Paralympic Games through artistic practice and by such talented people.

"It's great news that it will be performed this summer as part of the South East's 2012 celebrations and I look forward to seeing the final production and congratulate all involved for producing something which brings such a fascinating story to life in such an imaginative way."


This new production of Gold Run is an original commission created and presented by The Carousel Singers (conducted by James Redwood), Oska Bright filmmakers; Matthew Hellett and Sarah Watson and Outside In artist James Lake.

These captivating artists are supported by learning-disabled, marginalised and non-learning disabled artists from across the South East and beyond.

The production will then tour to the Brighton Festival and other arts venues this summer.



Gold Run - is a collaboration between Glyndebourne’s education department and is produced and delivered in conjunction with renowned disability arts organisation, Carousel, and Pallant House Gallery.

All three organisations are Arts Council England National portfolio organisations and the project was made possible through a Grants for the Arts grant of over £55,000.

The final piece will also be performed live at The CornExchange, Brighton Dome (21 May 2012) and The Gold Run choir and The Carousel Singers,will be singing the Cultural Olympiad Boat Project yacht out from the BrightonMarina as it departs for its next stop, Portsmouthon 27 May.

The singers will also feature in the Brightonand Hove Olympic Torch relay celebration on 16 July. Both events will featuremusic from Gold Run. 

Gold Run @ Glyndebourne on Sunday 1st April.


by: Mike Cobley


   

John Bishop doesn't 'do jokes', his agenda, apparently, stretches no further than 'to make people laugh'. He's a comedian with heart, and despite his latest roadshow being a series of one-man-sold-out arena shows, he's still an everyman who is able to connect with an audience whatever their collective numbers..
November sees the start of a unique new programme initiated by the Brighton Black History Month group called Hidden Heroes, which invites the community to honour its 'hidden heroes' through a range of events and commissions.
The final step to marriage equality takes place on Wednesday 10 December 2014. This is the date when anyone in a civil partnership can convert to a marriage if they choose to do so.
A Brighton designer has had their work recognised as part of a national competition to find the next big talent in the industry.
Brighton-based female skateboarding project, She-Shredders, received the Bronze award at the National Sportivate Project of the Year Awards.
The Unthanks first came to our attention when they were headlining a Great Escape night. A packed Spiegeltent next to St Peter’s Church, in Brighton, emptied rapidly as support, Bon Iver, left the venue. 

Sir Ian McKellen has given his backing to Wonderkid, an LGBT short film that wants to tackle homophobia in football and provide an insight into the trauma caused by homophobic stigma and challenge preconceptions about what it is to be ‘masculine'.
Arts Council England has pledged £5.8m towards a major revitalisation of Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival's heritage venues following a successful bid by the joint custodians of the Royal Pavilion Estate.
After teaming up with the Foo Fighters in both Scotland and South Africa, Kaiser Chiefs will find time in their busy schedule to play a date at the Brighton Centre.
After twenty years in Everything But The Girl, and ten years as a respected DJ and record label boss of Buzzin' Fly, Ben Watt announced last year he was parking everything to complete two long-planned creative solo projects. 
Started in 1976, by maverick music entrepreneurs Jake Riviera and Dave Robinson, the legendary Stiff Records changed the landscape of a moribund record industry. 
Imagine your mind has been wiped: memories, knowledge, experiences, language - every word you ever spoke, has vanished. If eventually you found the words, what would you say? 
Following the recent release of her third album 'A Perfect Contradiction'Paloma Faith is set to visit the Brighton Centre next month.
A year ago last Spring, having just announced an autumnal release of their new album, Give the People What They Want, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings' world was put on hold when Sharon was diagnosed with cancer.

Archive search

Search our archives for what's on and gone for the best of this city's theatre music comedy news and much more...






Latest Brighton Jobs

Housekeeper & Carer

If you are interested in joining our exciting company and are interested in working either a 5 day week or 2 weeks on and 2 weeks off or 4 days on and 3 days...
Good Care Group - Hove
More details

Clinical Programmer II (SAS and RAVE) - UK, Lewes

Degree educated in a life science, computer science or related subject. Assists with the development activities for clinical programming projects by attending...
INC Research - Sussex
More details

Venue Sales Fundraiser

Magnum, one of the UK’s leading direct sales company’s, are looking for professional, financially motivated fundraisers to join our national shopping centre...
Magnum Direct - Brighton
More details

Entry Level Role in Graduate Recruitment - Brighton

Telephone interviewing candidates on behalf of clients. Posting job advertisements on our website and handling incoming response....
Graduate Recruitment Bureau - Brighton
More details
Organising a conference or event in Brighton?
See our Brighton Conference section.
Brighton web design by ...ntd