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Organised by Giles Bailey & CIRCA Projects, the Festival Of The Not comes to The Star and Shadow Cinema from Thursday 17th until Sunday 20th January.

The Friday, Saturday and Sunday features workshops through the day and talks, there’s a range of evening events including music, poetry, choreography and performance arts each day too. With late night DJs on the Saturday, film screenings on the Sunday and rare artists screenings throughout the festival too, there’s lots to be taken in. The festival were kind enough to share even more reasons to attend too.

Motivation For The Festival

YOU ARE NOT:
A SCHOLAR 
OF NEW LIGHT
OF THE AGE, 
OF THE EARTH, 
OF THE PAGE,
 
YOU ARE:
NO MISSING LINK,
NO INVENTOR OF INK,
NO ARCH COMMENTATOR, 
AUTHORITY FIGURE, 
SEASONED EXPLORER,
UNCHECKED DICTATOR, 
BROADCASTER, 
RINGMASTER, 
IMPARTIAL NARRATOR, 
ARCHITECT OF THE MOMENT,
VOICE OF THE ERA, 
INJUSTICE OPPONENT,
CONVENTION STEERER, 
DEBUNKER OF MYTH,
PICTURE OF CHIVALRY,
VISIONARY, 
BOSS OF ME,
PIONEER IN INDUSTRY.1
 

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FESTIVAL OF THE NOT

Celebrating three milestones – the completion of Giles Bailey & CIRCA Projects, CIRCA Projects’ 10th anniversary and ‘Art’s Birthday’ (FLUXUS artist Robert Filliou proclaimed this fell on 17th January each year) – Festival of the Not at the Star and Shadow Cinema, presents four days of sound, performance and visual experiments for you to view, participate in, discuss and share together with us. 

Festival of the Not features daytime artist-led workshops alongside nights of unexpected and memorable lineups of music, film, performance and poetry. 

Agnes Varda / Anne-James Chaton / Cath & Phil Tyler / Chooc Ly Tan DJ Set / Competition / Deborah Bower & Janina Sabaliauskaite / Derek Jarman / Ed Luker / Film Bee / FLUXUS Open Programme Meeting / G.O.D.S (Glasgow Open Dance School) / The Ignorant Curator / Islanders (Giles Bailey, Sophie Soobramanien, Jamie Hammill & Nellie Saunby) / John W. Fail / Katy Bentham / Kim Coleman / Lauren Vevers / Louwrien Wijers / Mia la Metta / Morgan Quaintance / Pentecostal Party / Peter Greenaway / Rafaela Lopez, David Perreard & Baptiste Masson / Rene McBrearty / Robert Filliou / Rosalind Nashashibi / Shirley Mann & Leroy McSex / Shy Bairns / Splash Addict / Tina Keane.

“In order to make artists, first, realize they are part of a network and, therefore, may as well refrain from their tiresome spirit of competition, we intend, when we do perform, to advertise other artists’ performances together with our own. But this is not enough. The artist must realize also that this part of the wider network, ‘la Fête Permanente’ going on around [them] all the time in all parts of the world.”2

  1. Giles Bailey, Lyrics from the song Fear of Money, 2018.
  2. Robert Filliou, Teaching and Learning as Performing Arts. Verlag Gebr, Cologne. 1970.

Visit circaprojects.org for further details and to buy tickets.

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