mintfest 2013

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LITTLE FAWN CARAVAN (CARAVAN THEATRE) – Sleep Crawling

All is not what it seems as a mysterious baby character explores a twisted and bent environment of animated objects, children’s toys and original live music. Booth show – please check signs on site for timings.

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TAGS: In the Park Late Programme additions

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STAVELEY COMMUNITY – Knitted Dragon

As an addition to this year’s woolly theme, this beautiful knitted dragon was made by the community of Staveley for the Staveley Carnival. It will be on display in Abbot Hall Park on Sunday.      

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TAGS: In the Park Late Programme additions

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Tuig by Henry Krul

TUIG (Netherlands)- Breekbaar

Tuig (Netherlands) returns to Mintfest once again. This time the company occupies the ruins of Kendal Castle with an evocative installation which responds to the location, the visitors, the weather and the atmosphere. Breekbaar is a search for the perception … FIND OUT MORE

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TAGS: Special Events

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Katja Heitmann kraud-fun-ding

KATJA HEITMANN (Netherlands) – kraud-fun-ding

In kraud-fun-ding you decide what happens, how long this takes and how much pain we suffer. A satirical combination of slapstick, dance and musical-theatre, presented with a lot of gold, silver and glitter. You’ll leave with a big smile on … FIND OUT MORE

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TAGS: In the Park

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LIVSMEDEL – Dead Ends

See Kendal in a new light with this specially-commissioned walk around the town that tells local stories with the help of contemporary puppetry, physical theatre and traffic signs. Your tour guides take you on a humour-filled journey though Kendal’s past and … FIND OUT MORE

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  • Fri 29th August (18:00 - 18:45) at Roaming
  • Fri 29th August (20:00 - 20:45) at Roaming
  • Sat 30th August (18:00 - 18:45) at Roaming
  • Sat 30th August (20:00 - 20:45) at Roaming
  • Sun 31st August (14:00 - 14:45) at Roaming
  • Sun 31st August (16:30 - 17:15) at Roaming

TAGS: Special Events

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Weasel from Bever

LITTLE FAWN CARAVAN (CARAVAN THEATRE) – A Weasel in Love

Love is lost and found in this muppet fiasco as our protagonist seeks a new furry friend. With music from Pascale Comelade’s Toy Orchestra. This show runs on the hour and half past the hour throughout the times below – … FIND OUT MORE

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TAGS: In the Park

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Dizzy O'Dare

DIZZY O’DARE – The Wonderful World of Mr E

The Wonderful World of Mr E is a museum bursting with imagination. Inside you can explore cupboards full of intriguing objects from strange and exotic worlds, hear tales from far away lands and make unusual creatures. Please note that unfortunately … FIND OUT MORE

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TAGS: In the Park

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NOT ONLY 4 BOYS THEATRE CO – The Pocket Sideshow Presents

Step right this way to see The Pocket Sideshow. Take a leap of faith and enter into the mystical world of wacky circus, amazing puppetry and captivating music, all bound together by a book of magical stories. Website

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TAGS: In the Park On the Streets

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LES KRILATI (France)- Les K, Little Pleasures

Welcome to the circus cabaret from Les Krilati (France)! In this theatrical extravaganza performers spin and swing across spaces and situations, in search of life’s simple pleasures. Ropes, straps, trapeze, whips, wheels and hoops all become the playground materials for … FIND OUT MORE

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TAGS: Mintfest @ the Factory

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Creative Transition

CREATIVE TRANSITIONS – Brakes & Beats

A stunt bike dance to beat-box beats, pedal-powered by the audience. There is a taster session for bikers and beat-boxers on 20 July at 2pm at Abbot Hall – come along and get involved!

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TAGS: In the Park

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Circus Katoen - Ex Aequo - 1 - (c) Gerben Grootenhuis

CIRCUS KATOEN (Netherlands) – Ex Aequo

A wonderful performance by two young circus artists who will surprise and move you with their impressive acrobatics. They challenge each other, push each other to their limits, and co-operate until they’ve found the balance. Website [Image: Gerben Grootenhuis]

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La Strada, Bremen, Fullstop Acrobatic Theatre

FULLSTOP ACROBATICS (Netherlands) – Is it me?

Originally directed by John Paul Zaccarini for the National Theatre, Is it me? takes the audience on a voyeuristic journey into the bedroom of a couple. Through contact dance, physical theatre and acrobatics the story of the couple’s relationship spirals from blissful romance … FIND OUT MORE

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TAGS: In the Park

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ACROJOU – Frantic

Explosive acrobatics and dance-theatre choreographed around a bespoke structure, Frantic uses a rich physical language to pull apart its subject – the reality of a running mind and one man’s thirst for escape. [Image by SJ Knight] Website Co-commissioned by … FIND OUT MORE

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THE KNOTTED PROJECT – Footsteps

Footsteps is an uplifting, dynamic and mesmerising movement performance. It tells the tales of a couple, travelling the world, the things they see and the emotions they feel. Website

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THE MIRACULOUS THEATRE COMPANY – Brooklyn Healer

After unexpectedly receiving the healing gift from a dying Chinese man, Charlie O’ Taney was forced to make an abrupt career change from hit-man for the Brooklyn Mafia to Healer. Step inside Charlie’s faithful automobile to experience a refreshingly funny … FIND OUT MORE

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TAGS: In the Park On the Streets

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CIE DeFo (Belgium) – La Ménagerie

Two people without kindness make a jolly entrance. Catching the eyes of the curious on-lookers, they are going to show you a strange world, a world created by their hands, where extraordinary creatures, made of reassembled, recycled, animated and salvaged … FIND OUT MORE

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Fool's Company 900

FOOL’S COMPANY – Madam Bridget’s Caravan of Curiosity

After years of travelling the road enthralling audiences from all walks of life, Madam Bridget has gone back to her roots. Once a world famous fortune-teller and palm-reader, Madam Bridget has opened the doors of her little caravan for people … FIND OUT MORE

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TAGS: In the Park

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The Legend of Hamba 2 (Richard Walker)

TIATA FAHODZI -The Legend of Hamba

Cast out from his village, Hamba becomes the eternal traveller, walking through war, harvest, famine and judgement. The Legend of Hamba is a contemporary African Everyman Play created by Tiata Fahodzi, Britain’s African Theatre Company. Website Co-commissioned by Without Walls, … FIND OUT MORE

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MARC BREW COMPANY – (I)Land

Marc Brew Company fuses fierce physicality with tender expression in this outdoor dance piece. Three people find themselves washed up on an extraordinary desert island, made of 6 tonnes of sand, with only each other for support. Together they explore … FIND OUT MORE

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TAGS: Mintfest Playground (Stramongate School)

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ARTIZANI + AVANTI – The Bee Hives

The hives are tended by our ethereal bee-keepers and kept passive by clouds of smoke, colourfully lit at night. Each hive contains a surreal imagined aspect of the secret life of Bees, such as the bee cinema – did you … FIND OUT MORE

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TAGS: In the Park

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