Our spaces are currently closed, but we want to keep celebrating and platforming the fantastic artists who work with us in our theatre, participate in our Local and Young Artists programmes, and throw parties in our Music + Events programme. Here are some of the things some of them are doing which you can access from home – we’ll keep it updated, so keep checking back.
Earwax are going online on 30 April with a night of poets, singers and performance artists. You can tune in via their Instagram profile and spend the night virtually partying. Donations are also welcomed via their Patreon.
Party with them here.
Mind Ur Head
This month, Mind Ur Head are curating their usual platform as a google doc with a fantastic line-up of artists. Alongside artist’s work, they will be releasing a ton of resources and material for free! However, donations are accepted and will go straight to the payment of their artists.
You can get it here on 17 April.
Greg is an writer, performer and live artist who has made work with us for two NOW Festivals. Following his piece Call It a Day at The Yard, he’s created a companion durational performance that will take place from sunrise to sunset.
You can watch it here on 2 May.
FEM Zine is a community, zine and a creative network that hosted a party with us during our annual NOW Lates. In response to International Women’s Day, they’ve designed this brilliant t-shirt that you can purchase over the next 19 days.
‘We’re dedicating this day to people whose gender means they need to fight for space and power. We’re dedicating it not only to women, but also to the many who transcend binaries. We love and see you all. “This day is ours”.’
You can buy it here.
Poltergeist Theatre’s hit ★★★★★ show Lights Over Tesco Carpark began it’s journey with us in 2017 for Live Drafts. The full show will be available via YouTube from 7pm on April 4.
Watch it here.
Made Visible actor Haley McGee is running a 14-Day Creative Quarantine Challenge for artists and creative folks. Beginning 14 April, participants will receive creative tasks for two weeks.
Read more about it here.
A queer club night featuring performances from drag kings, prinxes and/or non-binary performers. Fussy live streamed their party at The Yard on 14th March, which you can re-watch it here for a tasty night out from the comfort of your living room.
Performances from: Wanda Whatever, Clay Taurus, Cyro and Indy Nile.
Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer nominee Ben Target performed his show called How to Build a Lighthouse in NOW 20 earlier this year. He’s now digitally premiering his new comedy special, and you can watch it here.
If you’re in need of performance art filled with punchlines, here’s your fix.
A performance art duo made up of Tallulah Haddon (who recently performed in Edythe E Woolley’s NOW 20 show, Sensitive Plumbing) and Katy Jalili (who works on our Yard Bar) streamed their new show on 20 March, at 6pm.
A recording of their performance will be up on their Instagram here.