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Food and Drink Event, Fri 11 Nov 2016

Compass Cafe

Compass Cafe


Live Art Bistro becomes host to a centrally located pop-up cafe during Compass festival 2016, acting as the official hub for the festival. Open from 12pm each day serving brunch, snacks & hot food until 4pm then winding down into the evening to become the festival meeting spot. Compass Cafe is the place to get daily updates and festival information, with the added bonus of friendly faces that are expert city dwellers.Daily Guest HostsAs part of the hosting experience, LAB has invited different artists each day to collaborate in running the cafe. This will play out in all manner of ways so keep an eye on the Compass Festival website for details, or just drop in.Hosted by Live Art Bistro and Food for Thought.Guest Hosts and Schedule Saturday 12 Pauline Mayers Sunday 13 Tea and Tolerance Monday 14 Exchange BrainstormTuesday 15 Joely FieldingWedsday 16 Ben Mills Mother CafeThursday 17 Ellie Harrison (plus Producers Gathering) Cake and DeathFriday 18 Panic LabSaturday 19 Hannah Buckley AccumulationsPauline MayersPauline Mayers is a movement theatre practitioner based in Yorkshire. Pauline’s latest show 'What If I Told You' had its world premiere at the West Yorkshire Playhouse as part of Furnace Festival and will be going on a national tour in 2017.For Compass Cafe, Pauline invites you to join her, to discuss race and why we find it so difficult to talk about. Pauline will share her research into the history of how people have viewed race in the medical profession, from the 1700’s to today in a post-Brexit society.Feel free to come and go throughout the afternoon as the conversation continues.Tea and ToleranceHello and Welcome to Tea and Tolerance, a roaming trolley of tea and questions…Questions of importance or no importance? You decideTwo people inviting others to sit down and consider, you, us, them, what matters, what doesn’t matter and everything in between. When you join us you can converse, exchange, answer, ask or simply take in the spectacle. We hope to roam and clink with our trolley through festivals, cafes, and streets with friends, with strangers, with solidarity ( solid-ari-tea)Come, sit down, and have a conversation.ExchangeMelanie Purdie and Anna Turzynski Exchange is a company based in Leeds, made up of Independent Producers Melanie Purdie and Anna Turzynski who met through the Compass Festival Young Producer Scheme in 2014. Exchange is interested in creating a mechanism to improve access into the arts in Leeds, focussing on making more meaningful connections between early career creatives and the city. Exchange aims to support artists in the early stages of their careers.We would like to invite you to spend some time with us to reflect on your journey, and to exchange stories, advice and ideas with us. Please visit us at the Compass Cafe - in exchange you can expect a conversation, a weird installation and a snazzy freebie. Joely FieldingJoely is currently based in Leeds where she makes autobiographical performance.Her work is always centered around storytelling but varies in form. In previous works, this has looked like: a magic show, a walk, two people on a date, a burlesque dance, a game show, a confessional.Since late 2014, Joely has been developing what she describes as a sex positive practice. For her this means that her practice is committed to sex positive feminism, the research and exploration of sexuality, and the offer of sex positive ideas through artistic output. At Compass Café Joely will be celebrating the clitoris - in all its full and anatomically correct, pleasure giving, and in this case at least partially edible glory. Ben Mills Mother CaféBen Mills is a social engaged experimental performance maker and live artist based in Leeds. His work is located within a performance, live and visual art’s context. The work often manifests as physical and durational solo or group task’s that enable environments where radical and politicized discourse can emerge.The mother is an active sourdough culture, which if cared for properly can nurture, care, help to rise and bring to life. ‘Mother Café’ will investigate our relationships between ourselves, our mothers and bread. And there will be baked treats! Ellie Harrison Cake and DeathPlay a game of angry jenga, design your own funeral or just relax and have some cake. Ellie will be on hand with cake, booze and other death based fun from her acclaimed sequence of projects The Grief Series.Panic LabDressed in their best onsies, the Fox and the Hound want to change the world. Trapped somewhere between deep existential questions and a desire to entertain, these two unlikely friends welcome you into the Compass Cafe asking the question: What does it mean to be an adult in the new millennium? Hannah Buckley with AccumulationsAccumulations is a collective of four artists working primarily in movement, dance and performance, who have been collaborating since the summer of 2015. They arrived in each other’s company through a variety of routes. Each has their own practices and aesthetic influences, but are drawn together through a shared interest in post-modern dance and performance, conceptual art, authentic movement, the use of scores and instructions in the creation of art, integration of costumes and props, and in creating a fluid performance space that collapses the typical audience/performer divideThey will be turning the Compass Cafe in to a public research lab for their upcoming, British Council funded project. The project will connect Accumulations with South African curator Nkule Mabaso, the Michaelis Galleries (Cape Town) and local artists, under the framework of 'Looking After Freedom'.

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Dates Times
Fri 11 Nov 2016 00:00 to 00:00
11 Nov 2016 - 20 Nov 2016

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Compass Live Art


Live Art Bistro,
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