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4 Days : Curtain Call

A regular festival of performance, September’s edition of 4 Days focuses on contemporary art's restless relationship to the theatrical and the staged. Featuring live works, texts and exhibition informed by such genres as the play, the musical, the opera and the puppet show Arnolfini presents four days of consecutive encounter including such feats as a performing wall and a 15ft high dinosaur. A festival pass granting access to up six ticketed performances is available from Arnolfini’s box office for £12. Please call 0117 917 2300 or visit in person to purchase a pass.
Barry Sykes: ‘It must be told.’

Barry Sykes: ‘It must be told.’

Thursday 12 September 2013 to Sunday 15 September 2013, 09:00 to 16:00
A dramatisation of Barry's current research into an 1980s ghost play, utilising stage directions, borrowed props and Microsoft PowerPoint.
Edwin Burdis: The Fruit Machine (a painting & an opera)

Edwin Burdis: The Fruit Machine (a painting & an opera)

Thursday 12 September 2013 to Sunday 15 September 2013, 09:00 to 16:00
An installation and performance centred around an allegorical painting depicting how we on Earth use and abuse our fruits and resources to fulfil desire.
Open Dialogues: NOTA

Open Dialogues: NOTA

Thursday 12 September 2013 to Sunday 15 September 2013, 09:00 to 18:00
PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES OPEN DIALOGUES ARE NO LONGER ABLE TO ATTEND. However we have invited a selection of emerging writers, along with the general public to come and ...
Forest Fringe: Paper Stages

Forest Fringe: Paper Stages

Thursday 12 September 2013 to Sunday 15 September 2013, 09:00 to 18:00
Having launched as part of 4 Days: Curtain Call, Paper Stages continues as an ongoing exchange. If you would like to take part, get in touch at 4days@arnolfini.org.uk. Tasks include reviewing events ...
4 Days: Curtain Call

4 Days: Curtain Call

Thursday 12 September 2013 to Sunday 15 September 2013, 09:00 to 18:00
September's edition of Arnolfini's regular performance festival explores contemporary arts' restless relationship with the theatrical and the staged. A wide range of artists present works informed by ...
Jesse Ash - Avoidance - Avoidance (A project of Transparency)

Jesse Ash - Avoidance - Avoidance (A project of Transparency)

Thursday 12 September 2013 to Sunday 15 September 2013, 09:00 to 16:00
Performed and exhibited at different venues in multiple parts Avoidance-Avoidance references material, personal, conceptual and political forms of transparency following the Leverson enquiry, the ...
Curating Performance: Audiences, dramaturgy and the stage in contemporary visual culture

Curating Performance: Audiences, dramaturgy and the stage in contemporary visual culture

Thursday 12 September 2013 to Friday 13 September 2013, 09:00 to 14:30
Apply now to take part in this two day intensive aimed at curators, arts administrators, and artists keen to engage in contemporary aspects of performing arts curating and programming.
Serena Korda: Aping the Beast

Serena Korda: Aping the Beast

Thursday 12 September 2013, 17:30 to 18:00
An ambitious, theatrical rendering of animal symbolism and folklore featuring a towering monster puppet, volunteer performers from Colstons primary school and a live soundtrack Grumbling Fur
Artist talk: Cally Spooner

Artist talk: Cally Spooner

Friday 13 September 2013, 11:00 to 12:00
An artist talk and ongoing distribution of images and texts referencing a peripatetic musical evolving as it moves between institutions.
Heather & Ivan Morison: Empire of Dirt

Heather & Ivan Morison: Empire of Dirt

Saturday 14 September 2013, 16:30 to 17:00 & 20:00 to 20:30
A play especially written by the artists for Cynan Davies a puppeteer of international repute telling ‘his tale' and in turn offering 'what meaning can be taken from it’. Davies performs with a ...
ROMCOM: Jodie Hawkes & Peter Phillips

ROMCOM: Jodie Hawkes & Peter Phillips

Sunday 15 September 2013, 13:00 to 13:45
“ROMCOM or, THE DISTANCE LOVE CAN BE MAINTAINED BETWEEN ANY TWO DIVERGING POINTS” Following BLOKE, and some experiments in late 2002, Ant Hampton and Glen Neath created "ROMCOM".
Artist talk: Yorgos Sapountzis

Artist talk: Yorgos Sapountzis

Sunday 15 September 2013, 14:00 to 14:45
Yorgos Sapountzis in conversation with Curator Mark Sladen.
ROMCOM: Zierle & Carter

ROMCOM: Zierle & Carter

Sunday 15 September 2013, 15:00 to 15:45
“ROMCOM or, THE DISTANCE LOVE CAN BE MAINTAINED BETWEEN ANY TWO DIVERGING POINTS”. Following BLOKE, and some experiments in late 2002, Ant Hampton and Glen Neath created "ROMCOM".
ROMCOM: Jenna Watt & Shaun C Badham

ROMCOM: Jenna Watt & Shaun C Badham

Sunday 15 September 2013, 17:00 to 17:45
“ROMCOM or, THE DISTANCE LOVE CAN BE MAINTAINED BETWEEN ANY TWO DIVERGING POINTS”. Following BLOKE, and some experiments in late 2002, Ant Hampton and Glen Neath created "ROMCOM".
Yorgos Sapountzis: The Protagonists (a performance)

Yorgos Sapountzis: The Protagonists (a performance)

Sunday 15 September 2013, 18:00 to 19:00
As a finale to his exhibition The Protagonists and 4 Days, Sapountzis will lead visitors in a theatre-like procession, revisiting the public spaces in the Bristol that were the starting points for ...