Macclesfield unplugs for variety night
|July 21, 2012|
|12:30 am||to||10:30 pm|
|August 14, 2012|
|4:00 pm||to||5:30 pm|
Ink Pot Arts is bringing its popular Unplugged Variety Night format to the Macclesfield Institute on Saturday, July 21, from 7.30-10.30pm.
It is also hosting a comedy performance for youth at the Macclesfield Institute on Tuesday, August 14, from 4-5.30pm, as part of its Imaginate Festival.
This is the first time that it has taken Imaginate and Unplugged out of Mt Barker where over the past eight months Ink Pot Unplugged has featured 75 acts in an eclectic mix of music, poetry, comedy, theatre sports, storytelling, hula hooping, Indigenous dance, belly dance, cabaret, photography, electronic feedback and beat poetry, costuming, visual art and more.
“I am thrilled that Ink Pot Arts responded enthusiastically to my suggestion that they take Unplugged and Imaginate to a southern town,” said Mt Barker councillor Ian Grosser.
“These event will help fill an entertainment gap in South Ward towns, and also encourage local artistic development. With almost no public transport to Mt Barker or Adelaide, artistic and entertainment opportunities are limited for youth in southern Hills towns. Ink Pot Arts has ongoing workshops in circus, singing and theatre in Mt Barker, and are also prepared to conduct workshops exploring a particular artform in southern towns if demand exists.
“This opens up new and exciting opportunities for creative expression for residents in these towns.”
As well as featuring performances by experienced acts including Strathalbyn hip hop groupFourtunes, Macclesfield duo Honeymoon Regret, the Gypsy Band, Lisa Jane and the comedian Ross Voss, Maccy Unplugged will be a community minded variety night where artists from all platforms can come together to share their art. Ink Pot Arts is seeking local open mic acts for short sets.
While particularly orientated towards youth above the age of 12, Maccy Unplugged will entertain all ages.
“Maccy Unplugged promises to be a fun and exciting night and perfect winter antidote,” Cr Grosser said.
For further information, ring Cr Grosser on 0409 602 436 or Sophie Theodoros from Ink Pot Arts on 0401 517 082.