New multi-arts one-day event Kaleidoscope Festival which takes place at Alexandra Palace, London on Saturday 21st July 2018, has announced some further creative performances - with ecological literature, a troupe of cycling actors, and more comedy, plus food and beer.
The extended stage slot for writers collective Caught by the River features 'H is for Hawk' author Helen Macdonald in conversation with BBC Radio producer and author Tim Dee who edited the anthology Ground Work: Writings on People and Place, to which she contributed. There will also be author John Andrews, long-time contributing poets Will Burns and Martha Sprackland and former Hefner frontman Darren Hayman will also be making an appearance to perform songs and talk all things Thankful Village, a project about rural life.
Edinburgh award-winners and eccentric cyclists of Handlebards who carry all their set, props and costume to perform enigmatic, offbeat, portable versions of Shakespeare's plays across the globe in sustainable fashion will bring a brand new compressed version of Twelfth Night to the festival. Stand up poetry collective Bang Said the Gun will be crossing poetry with comedy in a unique and cutting-edge concept, featuring the comedian and poet Rob Auton, London-based poets and founders, Daniel Cockrill, and Martin Galton, with help from author and host Laurie Bolger. Finally, presenting 'Prophet Like It's Hot' ahead of his Edinburgh appearance is the winner of the Piccadilly Comedy Club New Comedian of the Year 2016, comedian Eshaan Akbar.
To keep you topped up Kaleidoscope will have food from vendors such as Mother Clucker, Anna Mae, Bow Belly, Los Churros Amigos, Bandit Street Food, Arancini Brothers, Pink Cactus, and craft brews from Meantime Brewing, and Fourpure Brewing Co.
Kaleidoscope features music, theatrics and performance, words and comedy, DJs, food and more, and has a line-up including The Flaming Lips, Ghostpoet, Mystery Jets, The Go! Team, Beth Orton, London African Gospel Choir presents Graceland, Beans on Toast, The 2 Bears, Norman Jay, Mike Pickering, Don Letts, John Cooper Clarke, Katherine Ryan, Mark Watson, Andrew Maxwell, Oh My God! It's The Church, and much more.
Tickets are on sale, currently priced at £45 for adults, with children aged 5-13 costing £15, and under-5s free (but need ticket).
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