Mintfest 2012 Brochure

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Mintfest 2012 Brochure
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KENDAL
Mintfest
Kendal’s International Festival of Street Arts
Fri 31 August Sun 2 September 2012
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Lakes Alive
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Welcome to Mintfest 2012
Despite the ‘curse of the Olympics’ bringing the worst summer weather in
living memory, we’re back with Kendal’s annual extravaganza of street arts.
This year’s festival features a packed programme of more than 70 acts from
Cumbria, Britain, Europe and further afield. It is the finale of Lakes Alive, our
4-year Olympic-related programme, which has been made possible thanks
to funding from Legacy Trust UK and others.
Once again, the town centre will be jam-packed with some of the best street
theatre and dance in the world whilst Noble’s Rest will be the venue for the
decidedly eccentric Firemasters from Belgium. However Kirkland will be
the beating heart of Mintfest this year with performances and installations
around Abbot Hall Gallery, in the Park (including a return visit by the
wonderful Circus Ronaldo) and along the river. Plus there is music and
late-night entertainment at The Brewery and an igloo being made entirely of
Mintcake in K Village.
We hope you will join us for another great weekend of street art at Kendal’s
biggest open-air event.
Have a great time.
Julie Tait & Jeremy Shine
(Director & Artistic Director, Mintfest and Lakes Alive)
Presented by Kendal Arts International and Manchester International Arts
as part of Lakes Alive
Tourism Event
of the Year
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Park
Museum
Courtyard
B
Gallery
C Courtyard
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Mimbre
Kazimier Krunk
Red Hippo
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Upswing
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Safety Catch
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Ronaldo
Inextremiste
Kazimier Krunk
Red Hippo
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Safety Catch
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Mimbre
Kazimier Krunk
Red Hippo
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Upswing
Safety Catch
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All evening in the Park Andy Plant, pa Boom & Fools Company
Brewery
Courtyard
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Creative Transitions
Asterion Hus
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Creative Transitions
Kakatsitsi
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End
Also on Friday evening:
Noble’s Rest, 8pm – 11pm: Fire Village Royale A
Mint Room, It’s a Wind Up, Brewery Arts Centre - Doors open at 10pm, performance
at 10.30 and dancing until late. D
SATURDAY STRICKLANDGATE
Start
Time
pm
12.00
12.15
12.30
12.45
1.00
1.15
1.30
1.45
2.00
2.15
2.30
2.45
3.00
3.15
3.30
3.45
4.00
4.15
4.30
Library
1
Market Place
Cenotaph
SUNDAY STRICKLANDGATE
SATURDAY IN THE PARK/BREWERY
FRIDAY IN THE PARK/BREWERY
Start
Time
pm
6.00
6.30
6.45
7.00
7.30
8.00
8.30
9.00
9.30
9.45
10.00
Birdcage
3
Pangottic
Squashbox
12 ‘Degrees’ North
Genevieve Say
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Desperate Men
What a Palaver
Frolicked
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MarkMark
Chameleon
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fanSHEN
Woest
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Greenbank
Squashbox
12 ‘Degrees’ North
Genevieve Say
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What a Palaver
Frolicked
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Pangottic
Chameleon
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MarkMark
Woest
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Desperate Men
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Squashbox
12 ‘Degrees’ North
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fanSHEN
Genevieve Say
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What a Palaver
Frolicked
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Greenbank
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End
End
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12.00 & 2.00 Cool Drummings at Market Place, Café Nero 8
Town Hall
5
6
Circle of 2
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Half Human
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Gandinis
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Circle of 2
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Half Human
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Gandinis
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Circle of 2
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Half Human
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Gandinis
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End
Strolling
A Fettle of Kitsch, Abbozzo, Avanti Display, Circii, Dizzy O’Dare Presents, dot Comedy, Encore,
Fadunito, Fairly Famous Family, Lost Boys, Metroccolis, Mischief La-Bas, Rannel, Surreal McCoy,
The 2 Men, Trundlehonk
Start
Time
pm
4.30
5.00
5.30
5.45
6.00
6.30
6.45
7.00
7.15
7.30
8.00
8.30
9.00
9.30
9.45
10.00
Park
B
Museum
Courtyard
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Gallery
Courtyard
C
Brewery
Courtyard
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Cotton Town Hot Club
Bash Street
PifPaf
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 Taciturn
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 Asterions Hus
Mimbre
Safety Catch
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Upswing
Boom Bike & PifPaf
Helen Chadwick
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Calaita
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Ronaldo
Safety Catch
Inextremiste
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Cotton Town Hot Club
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Torann Drums
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Mimbre
Helen Chadwick
Boom Bike & PifPaf
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dot Comedy - Festival 
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Upswing
End
TV & Safety Catch
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End
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All evening in the Park Andy Plant, pa Boom, Cloud Factory & Fools Company
4.30 & 7.00 Tilted* and Fevered Sleep*
(* tickets available 30mins prior to show from Info Point in Park)
Also on Saturday evening:
Noble’s Rest, 8pm – 11pm: Fire Village Royale A
Mint Room, Hot Potato Syncopators, Brewery Arts Centre - Doors open at 10pm,
performance at 10.30 and dancing until late. D
Start
Time
pm
1.00
1.15
1.30
1.45
2.00
2.15
2.30
2.45
3.00
3.15
3.30
3.45
4.00
4.15
4.30
4.45
5.00
5.15
5.30
Library
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Pangottic
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Desperate Men
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fanSHEN
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Greenbank
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Pangottic
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Desperate Men
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fanSHEN
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Greenbank
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Market Place
Cenotaph
Birdcage
Town Hall
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Strong Lady
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Shaun Parker/C12
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Moradokmai
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Strong Lady
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Shaun Parker/C12
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Moradokmai
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Strong Lady
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End
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12 ‘Degrees’ North Circle of 2
Genevieve Say
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Half Human
Frolicked
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Gandinis
Chameleon
Woest
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Circle of 2
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12 ‘Degrees’ North 
Half Human
Genevieve Say
Frolicked
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Gandinis
Chameleon
Woest
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Circle of 2
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12 ‘Degrees’ North Half Human
Genevieve Say
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Gandinis
Frolicked
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End
End
Strolling
A Fettle of Kitsch, Abbozzo, Avanti Display, Circii, Dizzy O’Dare Presents, Encore,
Fadunito, Fairly Famous Family, Lost Boys, Metroccolis, Mischief La-Bas, Surreal McCoy,
The 2 Men, Trundlehonk
K Village - 12.00, 1.45 & 3.30 Squashbox • 12.30, 2.15 & 4.00 What a Palaver
1.00 & 2.45 MarkMark • 4.30 Richard DeDomenici E
SUNDAY IN THE PARK/BREWERY
Start
Time
pm
12.00
1.00
1.30
2.00
2.30
3.00
3.30
Park
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Brewery Courtyard 12.30 & 2.15 Creative Transitions, 1.00 Taciturn & 1.15 Asterions Hus D
Programme accurate at time of printing but subject to change.
All timings are approximate
In the unlikely event of bad weather some of the Stricklandgate performances will
be moved to the Westmorland Shopping Centre
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5.30
6.00
7.30
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Rannel
Artizani
Bash Street Helen Chadwick
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Rannel
Artizani
4.00
4.30
5.00
Museum
Courtyard
Inextremiste
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Helen Chadwick
Rannel
Gallery
Courtyard
C
dot Comedy
Jaipur Kawa & PIfPaf
Dr Butler’s Band
Dennis Teeth &
Safety Catch
Jaipur Kawa & PIfPaf
Dr Butler’s Band
Dennis Teeth &
Safety Catch
Jaipur Kawa & PIfPaf
Dr Butler’s Band
Dennis Teeth &
Safety Catch
Brewery
Courtyard
D
De Fuego
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Ahab
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Mad Dog Mcrea
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Nuru Kane &
the BFG
Ronaldo
All afternoon in the Park Andy Plant, Cloud Factory, Fools Company & Circus Maximus
1.30 & 4.30 Tilted* and 1.30 & 4pm Fevered Sleep*
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Top tips for a ‘Mint’ fest
1 Plan what
you want to see
in advance. This
programme has
listings of all events
& there is a day-byday breakdown at the
back.
2 Bring a raincoat
and sunscreen – the
weather can change
very quickly. Please
avoid using umbrellas
which block the view
for others.
3 We want as many
people to see the
shows as possible
so please help by
sitting down or
moving towards the
back to let smaller
people and children
see. Please actively
encourage others
to do the same. You
might want to bring
a camping chair or
something comfy to
sit on, and there are
also sitmats available
to borrow at some of
the sites.
4 Use the Info Tents
marked on the map
if you need help with
anything (you can
also fill in gift aid
forms or buy a limited
edition T Shirt, pin
badge or piggy bank
there). Our team (in
Mintfest T Shirts) are
here to help so please
do ask them anything
you need to know.
5 If you don’t know
Kendal there is a
map in the back of
this booklet to help
you get around. The
locals are a very
friendly bunch so
if you’re looking
for somewhere in
particular do ask a
passer-by.
6 Toilets are also
marked on the map.
These outlets have
all kindly agreed to
allow audiences to
use them during their
usual opening hours
so you don’t even
need to pretend to
be buying anything
(although we’re sure
they’d appreciate
it if you did). The
Miles Thompson and
Wakefield Arms are
open throughout
festival opening hours
and there are also
portable toilets in
Abbot Hall Park and
Noble’s Rest.
7 There are plenty of
lovely shops and food
outlets in Kendal as
well as catering stalls
in various locations
so make the most of
them. Eat and drink
plenty to keep your
energy up for the full
festival weekend.
8 If you have any
specific access
requirements or need
further information
to get the most from
your visit do get
in touch at [email protected]
lakesalive.org and
we’ll do our best to
make your visit as
enjoyable as possible.
9 We’re on
Facebook, Twitter &
Flickr (under Lakes
Alive) so please
communicate with
us before, during and
after the festival and
let us know what you
think. For Twitter
please use the
hashtag Mintfest12
We’ll be tweeting
throughout the
festival with updates
too.
Principal sponsor K Village
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Circus Ronaldo
Amortale
(Belgium)
Circus Ronaldo was the hit of the festival
in 2009 and returns with a brand new
and brilliant comedy show.
Step into the atmospheric circus tent
where an evening of visual delights and
passionate spectacle awaits you.
Venue
This ingenious new take on a traditional
puppet theatre will transport you into
a world of love in all its comedy and
tragedy. An evening of sublime slapstick
and creative clowning.
7.30pm
Early booking strongly recommended!
Age restriction: 10+ and adults
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The Circus Ronaldo
Tent in Abbot Hall
Park, Kirkland,
Kendal LA9 5AL
Supported by
B
Fri, Sat & Sun
Tickets £14
(£7 concessions)
Book through Brewery
Arts Centre on 01539
725133 or online at
www.breweryarts.co.uk
Running time approx
75mins
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Noble’s Rest Park,
Maude Street,
Kendal LA9 4QF
Venue
Cirque Del Mundo/De Vuurmeesters (Belgium)
Fire Village
Royale
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garlic bread or dough balls when a main course is purchased.
Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer, set menu or
takeaway order. One voucher per party. Photocopies not
accepted. Valid until Thursday 30 September 2010.
Discover a melting pot
of curiosities from a
time long-since past;
a place inhabited by
inventive flaming
installations and
peculiar carnivalesque creatures who
perform their fiery
rituals.
A
Fri & Sat
8pm-11pm
(last entry 10.30pm)
Tickets £2 (concessions
£1) Pay on the Door
PizzaExpress, 6 Wainwrights Yard
Kendal LA9 4AP Telephone: 01539 728598
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Areas around
Stricklandgate
between Kendal
Town Hall and
Kendal Library
Venues
1
to
8
plus a site at K Village
(Venue E ) on Sunday
Mintfest on
the Streets
Avanti Display
Free
Around every corner you’ll discover
comedians, dancers, magicians,
acrobats, circus performers and
some extraordinary performances
from across Europe and beyond, each
taking to the streets in their own
unique fashion.
Library Site Sponsored by
Elephant Yard
Marketplace Sponsored by
Westmorland Shopping
The Birdcage Sponsored
by Specsavers
Town Hall site Sponsored
by Eric Wright Group
Sunday
1-5.30pm & at
K Village from
12-4.30pm
Abbozzo
A Fettle of Kitsch
Gabbro is a Gargoyle
who has recently left
his perch on the side
of the Cathedral to
explore the surrounding
area. With little in the
way of social skills, an
almost invasive interest
in humans and a total
disregard for hygiene,
Gabbro wanders about
investigating and
endearing himself to
the local population.
(Strolling Act)
Accessorised with a
velvet rope, two vulgar
fashionistas appear
at the place to be and
then decide who is
beautiful enough to
enter. Will you make
it to the exclusive
VIP area you’ve just
been promised?
Gabbro
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(Strolling Act)
A clanking iron
contraption, operated
by two charming
engineers of the old
school, creates a
performance that
arrives at a clever
climax, showering
the audience with joy.
Circii
Legwarmerz
Saturday
12-4.30pm
The Fountain
Machine
Door Bitches
(Strolling Act)
Jeff loves his
aerobics and Bonnie
loves Jeff. Can she
win him over during
this hilarious fitness
class? A love story of
limbering up in lycra.
Circle of 2
Bambolina & Dodo
A poetic pantomime
full of romanticism,
comedy and illusion
inspired, amongst
others, by the stories
of E.T.A. Hoffman and
the ballets developed
after them - Coppelia
and The Nutcracker.
choreographed and
perform the piece).
Co-commissioned by
Company Chameleon
Feel the rhythm, feel
the ride, get on up,
it’s djembé time!
Push
A show that explores
the quality of touch
and its physical and
emotional resonance.
Athletic yet sensitive,
Push continues a
conversation that
began in childhood
between dance
artists Anthony
Missen and Kevin
Edward Turner (who
and Dance Initiative
Greater Manchester.
Cool Drummings
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Mintfest on the Streets
Desperate Men
CSI Clowns
Dr Litmus and
Lieutenant McHeath
have been called in
to examine a crime
scene. Can our
comic heroes solve
the mystery as they
explore how the
building blocks of life
are created?
Dizzy O’Dare
Cabinet of
Curiosities
(Strolling Act)
Wheeled around by
two Victorian downand-out pedlars, this
travelling treasure
trove is full of weird
and wonderful
artefacts, each with
its own tale to tell.
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dotComedy
Festival TV
(Saturday only)
The FTV news
team reporters will
interview anyone and
everyone from the
public, to performers,
producers and festival
crew to get their
take on this year’s
Mintfest. The footage
will then be edited
and form part of the
dotComedy Live Chat
Show which will be
performed in Abbot
Hall Park later in the
day and on Sunday.
Encore
One Minute
Masterpiece
(Strolling Act)
Famous works of art
are lovingly recreated
for a social-media
fuelled society. Relax,
enjoy and emote at
the world’s first fullyportable museum
of one-minute
masterpieces.
Mintfest on the Streets
Fadunito (Catalonia,
Spain)
fanSHEN
Gandini Juggling
Half Human Theatre
(Strolling Act)
A wheelchair,
seemingly
abandoned. Through
play and interaction
with the public we
discover the soul and
humanity within this
inanimate object.
An epic physical
adventure: peculiar
places, curious
customs, bicyclegenerators. Join the
quest for a happier,
greener future.
for Fools Paradise,
this choreographed
juggling divertimento
quotes the classic
Hollywood musicals
in a humorous and
cheeky style.
Frolicked
Genevieve Say
In a dangerous
attempt to make
gold, The Alchemist’s
last assistant met a
grisly end. Continuing
with his experiments
alone, Archie makes
yet more mistakes
with catastrophic
consequences.
Five women find
strength in unity
as they take on the
world. Through
daring movement and
thoughtful imagery,
the performers lead
you on a journey of
defense, defiance and
hope.
A musical comedy
featuring the
Victorian trio,
The Gaslights.
Accompanied by
their mechanical
helper, the first ever
19th century robot,
they explore the
age of adversity and
scientific invention.
Ceci 3.0
Fairly Famous Family
Strolling
Gardners
(Strolling Act)
Bob and Tom love
their fruit and veg. On
their travels the boys
help the balding to
sprout hair, children
to bloom in giant
flower pots and
everyone else to a
fun-filled ‘5-a-day’.
Green & Pleasant Gandini Sailors
Created specially
Land
The Alchemist
5IVE
Greenbanks
Productions
Silent Movie
Expect laughter
and audience
participation as an
exasperated Director
tries to film scenes
for his latest movie
with an incompetent
cast and crew.
A Dickens of a
Time
Lost Boys
Productions
First Kings of
Hollywood
Hollywood legends
Charlie Chaplin and
Douglas Fairbanks
cause mischief and
mayhem as their
attempts to stay out
of trouble lead them
directly into it.
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Mintfest on the Streets
SEEING
PIGS
FLY
Should’ve gone to
Specsavers!
Kendal Specsavers
proud supporters of Mintfest
specsavers.co.uk
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MarkMark
Productions
Maniax and Mega
La Maniax
On Saturday
MarkMark will
perform the original
‘Maniax’, a 40-minute
street extravaganza
that has wowed
crowds from the
Royal National
Theatre to the panyards of Trinidad.
On Sunday they
will perform their
new show ‘Mega
La Maniax’; new
stunts, new tricks
and (hopefully) a new
joke! Both shows
will be a spectacle of
laughs, tricks, music
and explosions.
Metroccolis
(Germany)
Man Machines
(Strolling Act)
Unmistakable with
their white faces,
white skin and
elegantly dressed
in black, the crowd
wonders whether
they are human or
machine? A nonverbal show full of
electrifying dances
and bizarre stories
rife with moments of
pure mime poetry.
Mischief La-Bas
The Spivs
(Strolling Act)
These professional
‘street-traders’ can
get you anything
from ‘vitality potions’
to nylons or dodgy
souvenirs. All dirtcheap, all top notch
quality.
Mischief La-Bas
The Triffids
(Strolling Act)
Accompanied
by their keeper
these ‘Carnivorous
Succulents’ need daily
exercise. Watch out for
your sandwiches and,
for goodness sake,
don’t water them.
Moradokmai Theatre
(Thailand)
Daddy, Is That
You?
(Sunday Only)
This musical play is
based on traditional
Thai stories. Suitable
for all ages, it is
followed by a workshop
in Thai music and
dance suitable for 8 yrs
upwards.
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Mintfest on the Streets
Pangottic
Thingumabob
12° north
Antonia Grove,
Artistic Director of
PROBE, takes on the
6-day challenge to
create work with 5
dancers, utilising the
skills and individual
qualities of the
performers to create
a piece which could
stand, walk or run in
any direction.
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Matt Pang shares
his charm and wit as
well as an originallydevised, ball-slinging,
self-exploding
contraption. The
show uses a mixture
of circus, invention
and comedy to bring
this extraordinary
piece of gadgetry to
life.
Rannel
Flhip Flhop
(Strolling Act)
This crazy pair of
painters escape the
monotony of their
dull jobs by taking
refuge in hip-hop,
MC-ing and beatbox.
They want to mix it
up, but are usually
just mixed up.
Shaun Parker with
C12 Dance Theatre
Trolleys
(Sunday only)
An award-winning
new ballet for five
supermarket trolleys.
Two meet and fall in
love. One grapples
to find a friend. The
others revolt and
ignite a dance of
anarchy. A highly
physical, humorous
show where highoctane contemporary
dance, acrobatics and
street dance merge
with the extraordinary
world of trolleys.
www.lakesalive.org
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Mintfest on the Streets
Squashbox
Stones & Bones
A journey back in
time to prehistoric
Cornwall through
some tall tales and
crazy characters…
discover archaeology
and fossils, say hello
to one of your stoneage ancestors, hear
stories of giants and
wizards and maybe
even glimpse a
dinosaur.
Strong Lady
Productions
The Urban
Strong Lady Show Meerkats
(Sunday only)
Born with the grace
of her mother and
the strength of her
father, Betty Brawn
is known as ‘the
Strongest Lady
Alive’. Be amazed
and delighted by
her lovely feats of
strength.
Surreal McCoy
Hell’s Cockies
(Strolling act)
A pair of humansized cockatoos
complete with a
cheeky attitude and
sulphur crests that
rise on their heads
if they like you. They
strut about repeating
what they hear and
adding a few retorts
of their own, bringing
to life the very nature
of these iconic
Australian birds.
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Surreal McCoy
(Strolling act)
Delightfully cuddly
but desperately
anxious and on the
look out for predators
at every turn.
The Honk Project
Trundlehonk
(Strolling act)
Meet the loveable
Trundlehonk, a keen
member of the local
brass band, whose
troublesome trolley
and extremely wilful
horn simply refuse
to play along… A
wonderful medley
of mayhem that you
won’t want to miss.
Mintfest on the Streets
The 2 Men
The Tourists
(Strolling act)
Terry and Derek
are good old salt of
the earth, lovable
East End cockney
geezers. Having won
a competition in ‘The
Sun’ newspaper
to attend Mintfest
they are completely
besides themselves
with happiness.
The 2 Men
The Wardens
(Strolling act)
The wardens are
empowered with
the jurisdiction to
enforce any rule they
see fit. Breathing too
loudly? Wearing a
loud shirt in a built
up area? Possessing
an offensive child?
Walking whilst using
a mobile phone?
Watch out or you may
end up with a ticket.
The 2 Men
Patent Pending
(Strolling act)
Trevor and Malcolm
are daft inventors
with a whole range
of ideas ‘patent
pending’ that they are
excited to unveil to
the world. Watch as
they desperately try
and convince people
to buy their new idea.
Will they get a deal or
will they leave emptyhanded?
Woest (Netherlands)
NetNietNiets
Three women, in
the middle of the
street, each in their
own space. A stack
of suitcases and a
bench with a guitar
player. The content of
the suitcases leads to
struggle and jealousy
but eventually to
cooperation towards
a common goal.
What a Palaver
25
25 different acts in
25 minutes. Very
fast and quite silly,
very funny and
quite clever, with
plenty of audience
participation.
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Cloud Factory (Sat & Sun)
Areas around
Abbot Hall Park
and Gallery
Courtyards,
Kirkland, LA9 5AL
Venues
B
&
C
Friday
6pm-10pm
Saturday
4.30pm – 10pm
Sunday
12 noon – 6pm
Mintfest in the Park
The parks and courtyards around
Abbot Hall are transformed
into a veritable hive of activity
beautifully lit by pa-BOOM!
Andy Plant/Tim Hunkin
Free
(unless
otherwise
stated)
The Astronaut’s Caravan
An amusing journey through
space and time, cosseted in a
sumptuous 70s décor. Will you
experience weightlessness or see
the milky-way? All this for just £1.
The Strong Man
A ‘two-bit’ circus has
arrived in town and
The Strongman and his
ill-treated Circus Girl
companion are looking for
new acts to join the show.
This new silent moviestyle show tells a story of
intrigue and jealousy, with
a big helping of comedy
and musical ‘joie de vivre’.
Artizani
(Sun only)
A tropical island, a gramophone,
flotsam, jetsam and one
hapless castaway. 20 years pass
in 40 minutes as records spin
and rescue never comes before
the island reveals its secret
in a beautifully surreal and
spectacular finale.
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Thank you to the Abbot Hall
Team for their help and support
In this cosy hedgehog nest
young children can enjoy
tales from the fields and
hedgerows and help make
small animals from natural
and recycled materials.
(Sat & Sun)
Please note that unfortunately
this show is not accessible to
people using wheelchairs or
prams/pushchairs.
Desert Island Discs
Hedgehog
Bash Street Theatre
Circus Maximus
Circus Workshops
(Sun only)
Big kids, little kids and even
grown-up kids will adore the
opportunity to explore the
fantastic world of circus skills.
Abbot Hall Gallery will be
running free drop-in family
workshops with artist-run
activities
Boom Bike
Big Band
(Sat)
A mobile performance
ensemble featuring
a unique sound-system on
wheels, a colourful troupe
of young musicians and a
repertoire that includes
oompah tunes, Ethiopian
melodies, beatbox grooves
and hip-hop lyrics.
Fool’s Company
Ever wondered what you get when
you squeeze a Leprechaun? Or if
the goat ever got down from that
tree? What happened when the
North wind blew a gale? Come
join storyteller Ian Douglas for the
answers and more in a storytelling
session fit for the Mad March
Hare.
Principal sponsor www.kvillage.co.uk
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Mintfest in the Park
Cirque Inextremiste (France)
Inextremiste
A giant red ball, several large
calor gas canisters and a very
disturbed man meet on a
trampoline. The result?
A laugh-a-minute show with
skills to take your breath away.
Cotton Town Hot Club
(Sat only)
All the great swing sounds
from 1930s Harlem and
right through the big band
era.
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Dennis Teeth
(Sun only)
Your ears won’t believe your
eyes! Dennis is one of Europe’s
most accomplished virtuosos
of the unusual and hypnotic
instrument, the saw. Heartmelting melodies, comedy
numbers and classical music
are all played expertly by this
duck-suited maestro.
dotComedy
Festival TV: Live Chat
Show (Sat and Sun)
Join Richard and Kate on the
couch for their live chat-show,
complete with interviews and
footage shot by their roving
reporters to see what’s
been making news at
Mintfest this weekend.
Dr Butler’s Hatstand
Medicine Band (Sun)
Good time rags and reels,
show-stoppers and sightstealers; music for footstomping and toe-tickling
that joins hearts with flesh
whilst invigorating the
thinking mind.
Fevered Sleep
Little Universe
(Sat and Sun)
From the biggest of
galaxies to the smallest
of things in the world,
this brand new show for
3-5 year olds reveals the
patterns and movements
that set everything in
motion.
Please note: The show has a limited
capacity and is only for 3-5 year
olds and one grown-up companion.
Tickets available on a first-come,
first-served basis from 30 minutes
before the performance from the
info tent in Abbot Hall Park. Other
companions and older children can
watch from outside the boundary!
VOF de Fontijn
The Fontijn
From the creators of
the world’s only mobile
fountain tents – you’ll find
plenty of refreshment and
shelter from the blazing
sun (!) in our watery
bar.
Helen Chadwick
Song Theatre
White Suit
(Sat and Sun)
White Suit combines close
harmony singing with
larger than life physical
performance to tell
the story of a landmine
survivor.
Principal sponsor www.kvillage.co.uk
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Mintfest in the Park
Red Hippo
(Fri only)
Mimbre
Falling Up
(Fri & Sat)
There is no such thing as a perfect
body, but each one is extraordinary.
From the UK’s premier all-female
street theatre company, Falling Up
celebrates the beautiful reality of
every body.
Red Hippo is a stunning
mix of sousaphone, Irish
whistles, saxophones
and strings, exploring a
musical world influenced
by traditional folk music
with jazz-influenced
arrangements.
Safety Catch
Jaipur Kawa Brass
Band (India) (Sun only)
With elaborate
rhythms and virtuoso
improvisations this
spectacular group of
authentic Rajastanhi
gypsies present a wild
repertoire, from traditional
Indian classics to popular
Bollywood movies hits.
Pif Paf
Action Painting
Liverpool-based arts
collective, the Kazimier,
bring their energetic 9-piece
mobile party band to the streets.
Techno-infused circus waltzes,
polkas and cancans for all the
family. Put on your dancing shoes!
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(Sat & Sun)
A get-involved mechanical painting
machine spectacle. Tame the
painting machines, laugh your
socks off and take away your own
priceless piece of art! Commissioned
by Sheffield Children’s Festival and
MAC in 2012.
Kazimier Krunk
(Fri only)
Watch the Birdie
A photographer from
the silent movie era
poses volunteers
for old-fashioned
portraits in a paper
moon. His magical
dark room develops
instant prints for
participants to keep.
Tilted
Seasaw
(Sat & Sun)
A trail of contemporary dance,
performance art and physical theatre
vignettes inspired by the relationship
between humans and water.
Whether evoking childhood memories
of waterside holidays or provoking
thoughts on current environmental
issues such as water pollution and
global warming, Seasaw endeavours to
both entertain and challenge.
Please note this event has a limited capacity.
Free tickets for each show are available from
30 minutes before the performance at the
Information Tent in Abbot
Hall Park on a first-come,
first-served basis.
Upswing
The Red Shoes (Fri & Sat)
Two characters find themselves at
the edge of a mysterious forest. This
forbidden land can yield rewards for
the intrepid trespasser, but beware,
it’s a place where they’ll also be
tested. A rich re-imagining of the
dark and disturbing fairytale in a
forest of chinese poles.
Principal sponsor www.kvillage.co.uk
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Abbot Hall
will be a hive of
creativity during
Mintfest
FREE
drop in family
workshops with artist
run activities
Saturday and Sunday
10.30 - 5.00pm in the
gallery courtyard indoors if wet!!
For all ages
and all abilities
unlock
your inner artist
Open Monday - Saturday
(Sundays 22 July-16 Sept)
FREE child admission to the Gallery
and Museum. Adult £8.00
www.lakelandartstrust.org.uk
Brewery Mint Garden
Enjoy a leisurely afternoon
or dance the evening away
with live music and theatre
in the Brewery Arts Centre
Gardens.
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Asterions Hus (Denmark)
Asterions Hus
De Fuego
The Iliad
The myth of Troy is unraveled in the
most exquisite way and told by three
physical actors at a breathtaking
pace. With a gallery of characters
of more than thirty - from luscious
maidens and glorious heroes to
The Castle Green takes food and drink
very
seriously
and wepriests to
proud
kings
and scrawny
have two exceptional dining experiences
within
theand
hotel.
hordes
of gods
goddesses - the
actors bring this epic work to life.
The Castle Green Hotel in Kendal
Brewery Arts
Centre, Highgate
LA9 4HE
Free
The Greenhouse restaurant offers contemporary British cuisine with views of
D landscape and Kendal Castle. Executive Chef Justin Woods has
Venues
the stunning
A group of traditional drummers,
also created a Cumbrian Tasting menu to sit alongside the main menu featuring
dancers and singers. Their music
produce sourced from within 55 miles of the hotel including herbs from the
takes traditional rhythms and
6.30pm-10pm
hotels garden.
Kakatsitsi (Ghana)
Friday
chants from their own Ga tradition
Saturday
and set
those
a variety
of other West
Alexanders is our warm and friendly real-ale pub,
in theofgrounds
of the
12.30-2.30
& 5.30African
cultures,
rearranging
hotel. The pub’s
Steakhouse menu offers locally
sourced
sirloin, rump,
T-bone them
10pm
a modern
and accessible
steaks cooked your way, with your choice of in
potatoes,
side orders
and sauce, way.
with the traditional menu featuring a temptingCreative
combination
of hearty pub fayre
Transitions
Sunday
with a contemporary twist.
Biked Up
1pm –
(also on Sat)
A stunt-bike-dance performed by
local young people, choreographed
by the Brewery Arts Centre with
sound pedal-powered by the
audience.
6pm
Official Sponsors of Mintfest
Sponsored by
The Castle Green Hotel in Kendal
Castle Green Lane, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 6BH
Tel. 01539 734000
www.castlegreen.co.uk
Large Hotel of the year
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CGH Mintfest Advert.indd 1
(See Fri)
Taciturn
A Turn or Two
Love. Loss. Life.
Three separate sharings
from a solo dancer.
Calaita
A sensational self-composed guitar duo,
playing energetic instrumental flamenco
and rumba-based music. From different
backgrounds, Edina Balczo is a Hungarian
self-taught guitarist, and Davide Lufrano
Chaves is Italian/Costa Rican and studied
classical guitar at the Conservatorio Puccini
gaining his Masters Degree in Music. They
began playing together in 2010.
A five-piece flamenco
group offering authentic
flamenco with a twist.
Their live shows include
traditional styles as well
as more contemporary
flamenco rumbas,
performed with passion
and flamenco spirit.
Ahab
Torann Drums
(Republic of Ireland)
Mad Dog Mcrea blend a
unique mixture of folk
rock, pop, gypsy jazz,
bluegrass and ‘shake your
ass’ music.
A six-piece drumming
group based in Waterford,
Ireland, variously
described as “Tribal,
Rock, Techno, Celtic,
Drum’n’Bass and
Contemporary Irish”.
Music written by the
company.
Perhaps the most exciting harmony-infused
Americana/Pop outfit to emerge on the scene
since Mumford & Sons. Outstanding songs, a
huge sound and an unrivalled
stage presence – with the
looks to top it off!
Mad Dog Mcrea
Nuru Kane and The BFG (Senegal)
Nuru Kane and The BFG fuse the melodies
and rhythms of North and West Africa to
make sure everyone finishes off their festival
dancing.
Sponsors of Mint Garden:www.lakesalive.org
Castle Green Hotel
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Mint Room
Add a festive flourish to your evenings in the Mint Room at the Brewery
Arts Centre where there’ll be a late bar, music and dancing until the
early hours.
Friday
10.30pm (doors
open 10pm)
Saturday
10.30pm (doors
open 10pm)
It’s a Wind Up Vintage 78 DJs
On Friday night It’s a Wind Up Vintage
78 DJs will be playing 78s from the 20s
through to the Late 50s on picnic style
gramaphones, with some old-time
dancing to boot.
The Hot Potato Syncopators
On Saturday enjoy the Hot Potato
Syncopators, a comedy swing
whoppee band featuring a brace of
ukuleles, musical saw and tea-chest
bass played by three eccentric English
gentleman. Tip top jazz!
Brewery Arts
Centre
Venue
D
Tickets for each
£6 (conc £4)
from Brewery
Arts Centre on
01539 725133 or
breweryarts.co.uk
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Principal sponsor www.kvillage.co.uk
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Mintigloo
K Village,
Riverside, Lound
Road, LA9 7FH
Venue
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Please check
website just before
the weekend for
approximate timings.
Our Mintfest artist-in-residence Richard
Dedomenici will spend the weekend at K
Village attempting to build an igloo out
of everyone’s favourite locally-produced,
mint-flavoured, sugar-based confection,
Kendal Mintcake.
On Sunday at 4.30pm will be the Grand
Opening – when (health and safety
permitting) Richard will attempt to eat his
way out of the igloo. Either that or he’ll
just emerge!
Present this advert when ordering to receive a complimentary
garlic bread or dough balls when a main course is purchased.
Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer, set menu or
takeaway order. One voucher per party. Photocopies not
accepted. Valid until Sunday 30 September 2012
Online reservations available, or download the Pizza Express iphone
app from the App Store
PizzaExpress, 6 Wainwrights Yard
Kendal LA9 4AP Telephone: 01539 728598
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Supported by
Principal sponsor www.kvillage.co.uk
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Brewery Films
The Brewery Arts Centre is screening some special Mintfest Films this year:
Dreams of a Life
(2011) (12A) 95mins | Drama
A filmmaker sets out to discover the life of Joyce Vincent,
who died in her bedsit in North London in 2003. Her body
wasn’t discovered for three years, and newspaper reports
offered few details of her life - not even a photograph.
Tuesday 28th
August 8.00pm
£5
Invisible Circus: No Dress Rehearsal
(2010) 98mins Documentary | Drama
Invisible Circus: No Dress Rehearsal is an inspirational
feature doc from first-time director Naomi Smyth.
Charismatic ringmaster Doug Francis leads his anarchist
circus from margins to mainstream with the motto ‘If it’s
not impossible, we’re not interested’. The 3 year span of the
film takes them from chaotic squat crew to licensed building
managers with huge show budgets- via rotting garages,
crumbling cathedrals and finally a takeover of Bristol’s
ex-police HQ.
Thursday 30th
August 8.00pm
£5
Exit Through the Gift Shop
Support Us & Give Big
As you’ll be aware most of Mintfest is free thanks to the support
of our funders, sponsors and many other individuals and
organisations. We would like to keep it that way. As you make your
journey through the festival, please consider what other similar
entertainment (a meal, a movie, a concert or football match) might
cost you and give generously to our collection buckets to help keep
the festival free in the future.
Big Give
We’re once again taking part in The Big Give
which means all donations from our bucket
collections this year will be matched poundfor-pound in December from other sources
- so there really has never been a better
time to donate to us.
Mintchandise
Why not take away a special memento of
this year’s Mintfest?
Buy your Limited Edition Mintfest pin
badges (£2.50), Piggy Banks (£4) and
T Shirts (£10) from the information tent
in the streets or at Abbot Hall Park and
support Mintfest. All profits will go directly
back into the festival.
(2010) (15) 87mins Documentary | Comedy
The story of how an eccentric French shop keeper and
amateur film-maker attempted to locate and befriend
Banksy, only to have the artist turn the camera back on
its owner. The film contains footage of Banksy, Shephard
Fairey, Invader and many of the world’s most infamous
graffiti artists at work.
For more information and tickets please contact
the Brewery Box Office on 01539 725133
DON’T CARRY CASH? TEXT DONATE by texting Mint12
£5 (or the amount you want to give) to 70070.
Sunday 2nd
September 8.00pm
FREE
DONATE ONLINE here
Thank you
Principal sponsor www.kvillage.co.uk
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7-9 September 2012 Avenham and Miller Parks, Preston
As part of Preston Guild City Festival
Mint Auction
If you’d like to find a more creative way
to support Mintfest why not come along
to our next Mintfest Auction. It will take
place in February 2013 and tickets will
be on sale very soon. Please check the
website for more information.
You’ll enjoy an evening of entertainment
with a special guest auctioneer who’ll
be encouraging you to bid on some
wonderful and unusual prizes.
It will be a great night out and all profits
will go directly back to Mintfest.
Can you help with a unique prize?
Alternatively, perhaps you might like to
offer in-kind support by donating one of
the afore-mentioned unusual prizes and
help support Mintfest at the same time.
Perhaps you could provide something
through your business. Maybe you have
skills or expertise that could be shared
with the lucky bidder? Perhaps you can
offer an exclusive, luxury or unusual
experience that money can’t buy? We’re
looking for quirky, unique prizes so if you
have some thing to offer, to show your
support of the festival, we’d love to hear
from you.
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closing celebration
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for London 2012
Gather in Preston for the greatest show on earth and have a once in a lifetime festival
experience bringing together London 2012 and Preston Guild.
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A FREE event for all the family, the weekend
brings together an array of art exhibitions,
light and digital installations, performance,
experimental circus and street theatre, big
screen broadcasts of the Paralympic Games,
live music and sound-systems, fashion and
film. Highlights include; Sacrilege, a playful
interpretation of Stonehenge by Jeremy Deller,
Blaze Festival, an explosive mix of music,
sport and urban art and Humble Market, an
immersive digital performance.
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Come for the whole weekend or just for a day but
whatever you do, don’t miss On the Night Shift on
the final night. French pyrotechnic wizards Les
Commandos Percu will be setting the sky ablaze
and filling the air with rhythmic drumbeats, in a
stunning spectacular.
Join in and celebrate London 2012 over the final
weekend of the Paralympic Games.
www.nwfor2012.com/weplayexpo
Please contact [email protected]
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www.lakesalive.org
WE PLAY Expo is a co-production between WE PLAY and Preston
Guild 2012.
It is funded by Legacy Trust UK and Preston City Council.
Thank you.
The Lakes Alive/Mintfest Team
As well as thanking all our major
funders and sponsors we’d also like to
thank those people and organisations
whose personal contributions have
helped make this year’s festival possible.
Director Julie Tait
Those who have given personal support and donations:
Boyes of Kendal, Paula Scott, Nigel Toye, Staff of Life Bakery,
Francis Whiteley, Claire Coster, Westmorland Shopping Centre, Angela
Bush, Lesley Howard, Jenny Graham, Alan Fransman, Rachel Miller,
Anne Banks, Dave Jones, Alexandra Shaw, Ann Gough, Cllr John Willshaw,
Barry Sillito, Adrian North, Julie Tait, Jeremy Shine and Jan Shorrock.
Those who supported our Mintfeast Auction by donating items for auction:
Andrew Stafford Artwork, Bob O’Neil at O’Neil Associates, Castle Green
Hotel, Highfield House, Keswick, David Penn and Staveley Mill Yard Studios,
Eric Robson, Jamie Barnes, Janette Philips, Jonny Moss at Scratch
Creative, Gary Bridgens, Patric Gilchrist and Theatre by the Lake, Paul and
Karen Gardner at Osprey Communications, Peter Mearns, Peter Hensman
and Rachel Bell at Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway, Phil Latham, Sean
Philips, Simon Thomas, Steven Doherty, Stuart Atkinson, Tony West and all
those who bought tickets and bid on items.
Those who supported Mintfeast Auction with supplies or in-kind support
Absolute Digital Print, Barngates Brewery, Curious Road Design, EWGA Ltd,
Lakeland Spring Water, The Lakes Hotel School, Majestic Wines, Kendal,
Strawberry Bank Liqueurs, Truffle Piglet, The Watermill Inn & Brewing
Company, The Winster Valley Brewery, Tim Farron MP.
The Herdy Company for producing our fantastic pin badges and all of
those who have sold them on our behalf – Costa Coffee at K Village, Baba
Ganoush, Staff of Life, Old Fleece Inn, Cobbler John’s and Nevis Sports as
well as many individuals.
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Artistic Director Jeremy Shine
Production Tim Garbutt and
Adam Long, TG Events
Communications & Projects
Director Jan Shorrock
Artists’ Administrator
Hilly Barber
Events and Projects Manager
Jenny Graham
PR Osprey Communications
Marketing and Events Assistant
Megan Hawkins
Additional Support Paula Scott &
Justin Grammar of PS Business
Matters
Team co-ordinator Alison Barnes
Design www.curiousroad.co.uk
Very Special thanks to:
All our funders and sponsors
All our staff and volunteers and to Alison Barnes for
co-ordinating them.
Maggie Clarke, Anais Biaux and Hannah Cotterill at XTRAX
Sharon Tait
Carly Berresford
Mark Purdy
Debbie McKee and the team at Kendal Town Hall
Abbot Hall Gallery
Brewery Arts Centre
Martyn Nicholson and Russel Armer
for additional support
Photos: Daniel Saint Leger, Benny Degrove, Brian Slater,
Eric Richmond, Jamie Currey, Claire Lamli, Steve Tanner,
Irven Lewis, Parl Naderi, Miriam Nabarro, Helena Miscioscia
Principal sponsor www.kvillage.co.uk
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Artist List
European artists
Asterions Hus (Denmark):
Circus Ronaldo (Belgium):
Cirque Inextremiste (France):
De Vuurmeesters (Belgium):
Fadunito (Spain):
Metroccolis (Germany):
Torann Drums (Republic of Ireland):
VOF de Fontijn (Netherlands):
Woest (Netherlands):
www.asterionshus.dk
www.circusronaldo.be
www.inextremiste.com
www.devuurmeesters.be
www.fadunito.com
www.metroccolis.com
www.torann.net
www.vofdefontijn.nl
www.entract.nl
Rest of the World artists
Jaipur Kawa Brass Band (India):
Kakatsitsi (Ghana):
Moradokmai Theatre (Thailand):
Nuru Kane & the BFG (Senegal):
www.kawamusic.in
www.myspace.com/kakatsitsi
www.patumthani-itf.org
www.myspace.com/nurukane
British artists
Abbot Hall Gallery:
Abbozzo:
A Fettle of Kitsch:
Ahab:
Andy Plant & Tim Hunkin:
Artizani:
Avanti Display:
Bash Street Theatre:
Boom Bike Big Band:
Calaita:
Circii:
Circle of 2:
Circus Maximus:
Company Chameleon:
Cool Drummings:
Cotton Town Hot Club:
Cloud Factory:
Creative Transitions:
De Fuego:
Dennis Teeth:
Desperate Men:
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www.abbothall.org.uk
www.abbozzoarts.com
www.ahabofficial.com
www.timhunkin.com
www.artizani.net
www.avantidisplay.co.uk
www.bashstreet.co.uk
www.facebook.com/boombikeband
www.glennsharp.co.uk/projects.php
www.foolsparadise.co.uk
www.bambolina-and-dodo.
blogspot.co.uk
www.circus-maximus.co.uk
www.companychameleon.com
www.facebook.com/pages/Cotton
-Town-Hot-Club/127451953991812
www.cloudfactory.co.uk
www.slacc.org.uk
www.defuego.co.uk
www.myspace.com/mrdennisteeth
www.desperatemen.com
Dizzy O’Dare:
dotComedy:
Dr Butlers Hatstand
Medicine Band:
Encore:
12 Degrees North:
Fairly Famous Family:
fanSHEN:
Fevered Sleep:
Fools Company:
Frolicked:
Gandini Juggling:
Genevieve Say:
Greenbanks Productions:
Half Human Theatre:
Helen Chadwick Song Theatre:
Hot Potato Syncopators:
It’s a Wind Up:
Kazimier Krunk:
Lost Boys Productions:
Mad Dog Mcrea:
MarkMark Productions:
Mimbre:
Mischief La-Bas:
pa-BOOM:
Pangottic:
Pif Paf:
Rannel:
Red Hippo:
Richard Dedomenici:
Safety Catch:
Shaun Parker with C12 Dance Theatre:
Squashbox:
Strong Lady Productions:
Surreal McCoy:
The Honk Project:
Taciturn:
The 2 Men:
Tilted:
Upswing:
What a Palaver:
www.dizzyodare.com
www.dotcomedy.co.uk
www.hatstandmedicineband.com
www.oldhamtheatreworkshop.co.uk
www.northwestdance.org.uk
www.fairlyfamousfamily.com
www.fanshen.org.uk
www.feveredsleep.co.uk
www.iandouglas-storyteller.co.uk
www.frolicked.co.uk
www.gandinijuggling.com
www.genevievesay.com
www.gordonbanks.com
www.halfhuman.co.uk
www.helenchadwick.com
www.tiptopchaps.com
www.vintage78dj.co.uk
www.thekazimier.co.uk
www.lostboys.eu.com
www.maddogmcrae.co.uk
www.markmarkproductions.co.uk
www.mimbre.co.uk
www.mischieflabas.co.uk
www.pa-boom.com
www.pangottic.com
www.pif-paf.co.uk
www.rannel.co.uk
www.redhipp0.blogspot.co.uk
www.dedomenici.co.uk
www.safetycatch.net
www.c-12dancetheatre.com
www.squashboxtheatre.co.uk
www.stronglady.com.au
www.bigrory.com
www.honkproject.com
www.taciturn.co.uk
www.foolsparadise.co.uk
www.tilted.org.uk
www.upswing.org.uk
www.whatapalaver.co.uk
Principal sponsor www.kvillage.co.uk
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Lakes Alive
funded by
Mintfest, a
Partnership With
Mintfest Principal
Sponsor
Lakes Alive is Part of
50 mm sq
20 mm sq
150 mm sq
Presented by Kendal Arts International and
Manchester International Arts as part of Lakes Alive
Additional support from Cumbria County Council’s
South Lakeland Local Area Committee
Mintfest founder sponsors
Mintfest founder sponsors
Mintfest also supported by
Mintfest Media
Partner
Mintfest, working with
Lakes Alive (of which
Mintfest is the flagship
event) is a member
of Without Walls, a
consortium of eight of
the UK’s leading street
arts festivals. Thanks
to investment from Arts
Council England we are
pleased to be presenting
exciting new work by
British artists under the
Without Walls Banner. At
Mintfest these include:
Helen Chadwick Song
Theatre, Tilted Productions,
Mimbre, Company
Chameleon, Upswing and
Shaun Parker with C12
Dance Company.
www.withoutwalls.uk.com
Mintfest is the Uk’s showcase
festival for street arts. We are
delighted to be working with
Xtrax who are delivering delegate
services throughout Mintfest,
offering producers and promoters
the opportunity to attend the
festival, take part in discussions,
hear artist pitches and attend
networking events.
www.xtrax.org.uk
Mintfest is also part of a new
national commissioning and
professional development
initiative creating outdoor
work for the under 5s – Small
Wonders. The project is funded
by Arts Council England and
seven national festival partners.
Its first commission is Fevered
Sleep`s Little Universe.
Welcome to Mintfest 2012
Despite the ‘curse of the Olympics’ bringing the worst summer weather in
living memory, we’re back with Kendal’s annual extravaganza of street arts.
This year’s festival features a packed programme of more than 70 acts from
Cumbria, Britain, Europe and further afield. It is the finale of Lakes Alive, our
4-year Olympic-related programme, which has been made possible thanks
to funding from Legacy Trust UK and others.
Once again, the town centre will be jam-packed with some of the best street
theatre and dance in the world whilst Noble’s Rest will be the venue for the
decidedly eccentric Firemasters from Belgium. However Kirkland will be
the beating heart of Mintfest this year with performances and installations
around Abbot Hall Gallery, in the Park (including a return visit by the
wonderful Circus Ronaldo) and along the river. Plus there is music and
late-night entertainment at The Brewery and an igloo being made entirely of
Mintcake in K Village.
We hope you will join us for another great weekend of street art at Kendal’s
biggest open-air event.
Have a great time.
Julie Tait & Jeremy Shine
(Director & Artistic Director, Mintfest and Lakes Alive)
Presented by Kendal Arts International and Manchester International Arts
as part of Lakes Alive
Tourism Event
of the Year
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105mm (IFC)
Mintfest Programme 2012 Pullout Cover 30July.indd 1
Park
Museum
Courtyard
B
Gallery
C Courtyard
C
Mimbre
Kazimier Krunk
Red Hippo

Upswing

Safety Catch

Ronaldo
Inextremiste
Kazimier Krunk
Red Hippo


Safety Catch

Mimbre
Kazimier Krunk
Red Hippo

Upswing
Safety Catch

All evening in the Park Andy Plant, pa Boom & Fools Company
Brewery
Courtyard
D
Creative Transitions
Asterion Hus

Creative Transitions
Kakatsitsi



End
Also on Friday evening:
Noble’s Rest, 8pm – 11pm: Fire Village Royale A
Mint Room, It’s a Wind Up, Brewery Arts Centre - Doors open at 10pm, performance
at 10.30 and dancing until late. D
SATURDAY STRICKLANDGATE
Start
Time
pm
12.00
12.15
12.30
12.45
1.00
1.15
1.30
1.45
2.00
2.15
2.30
2.45
3.00
3.15
3.30
3.45
4.00
4.15
4.30
Library
1
Market Place
Cenotaph
SUNDAY STRICKLANDGATE
SATURDAY IN THE PARK/BREWERY
FRIDAY IN THE PARK/BREWERY
Start
Time
pm
6.00
6.30
6.45
7.00
7.30
8.00
8.30
9.00
9.30
9.45
10.00
Birdcage
3
Pangottic
Squashbox
12 ‘Degrees’ North
Genevieve Say


Desperate Men
What a Palaver
Frolicked


MarkMark
Chameleon

fanSHEN
Woest




Greenbank
Squashbox
12 ‘Degrees’ North
Genevieve Say


What a Palaver
Frolicked

Pangottic
Chameleon

MarkMark
Woest

Desperate Men




Squashbox
12 ‘Degrees’ North

fanSHEN
Genevieve Say

What a Palaver
Frolicked

Greenbank


End
End

12.00 & 2.00 Cool Drummings at Market Place, Café Nero 8
Town Hall
5
6
Circle of 2

Half Human

Gandinis

Circle of 2

Half Human

Gandinis

Circle of 2

Half Human

Gandinis

End
Strolling
A Fettle of Kitsch, Abbozzo, Avanti Display, Circii, Dizzy O’Dare Presents, dot Comedy, Encore,
Fadunito, Fairly Famous Family, Lost Boys, Metroccolis, Mischief La-Bas, Rannel, Surreal McCoy,
The 2 Men, Trundlehonk
Start
Time
pm
4.30
5.00
5.30
5.45
6.00
6.30
6.45
7.00
7.15
7.30
8.00
8.30
9.00
9.30
9.45
10.00
Park
B
Museum
Courtyard
C
Gallery
Courtyard
C
Brewery
Courtyard
D
Cotton Town Hot Club
Bash Street
PifPaf


 Taciturn

 Asterions Hus
Mimbre
Safety Catch
 

 
Upswing
Boom Bike & PifPaf
Helen Chadwick


Calaita


Ronaldo
Safety Catch
Inextremiste

Cotton Town Hot Club


Torann Drums


Mimbre
Helen Chadwick
Boom Bike & PifPaf

dot Comedy - Festival 

Upswing
End
TV & Safety Catch

End


All evening in the Park Andy Plant, pa Boom, Cloud Factory & Fools Company
4.30 & 7.00 Tilted* and Fevered Sleep*
(* tickets available 30mins prior to show from Info Point in Park)
Also on Saturday evening:
Noble’s Rest, 8pm – 11pm: Fire Village Royale A
Mint Room, Hot Potato Syncopators, Brewery Arts Centre - Doors open at 10pm,
performance at 10.30 and dancing until late. D
Start
Time
pm
1.00
1.15
1.30
1.45
2.00
2.15
2.30
2.45
3.00
3.15
3.30
3.45
4.00
4.15
4.30
4.45
5.00
5.15
5.30
Library
1
Pangottic

Desperate Men


fanSHEN

Greenbank


Pangottic

Desperate Men


fanSHEN

Greenbank

Market Place
Cenotaph
Birdcage
Town Hall
3
Strong Lady

Shaun Parker/C12

Moradokmai



Strong Lady

Shaun Parker/C12

Moradokmai



Strong Lady

End
5
6
12 ‘Degrees’ North Circle of 2
Genevieve Say

Half Human
Frolicked

Gandinis
Chameleon
Woest

Circle of 2

12 ‘Degrees’ North 
Half Human
Genevieve Say
Frolicked

Gandinis
Chameleon
Woest

Circle of 2


12 ‘Degrees’ North Half Human
Genevieve Say

Gandinis
Frolicked


End
End
Strolling
A Fettle of Kitsch, Abbozzo, Avanti Display, Circii, Dizzy O’Dare Presents, Encore,
Fadunito, Fairly Famous Family, Lost Boys, Metroccolis, Mischief La-Bas, Surreal McCoy,
The 2 Men, Trundlehonk
K Village - 12.00, 1.45 & 3.30 Squashbox • 12.30, 2.15 & 4.00 What a Palaver
1.00 & 2.45 MarkMark • 4.30 Richard DeDomenici E
SUNDAY IN THE PARK/BREWERY
Start
Time
pm
12.00
1.00
1.30
2.00
2.30
3.00
3.30
Park
B
Brewery Courtyard 12.30 & 2.15 Creative Transitions, 1.00 Taciturn & 1.15 Asterions Hus D
Programme accurate at time of printing but subject to change.
All timings are approximate
In the unlikely event of bad weather some of the Stricklandgate performances will
be moved to the Westmorland Shopping Centre
105mm Fri GRID
95mm Sat GRID
5.30
6.00
7.30
C
Rannel
Artizani
Bash Street Helen Chadwick

Rannel
Artizani
4.00
4.30
5.00
Museum
Courtyard
Inextremiste

Helen Chadwick
Rannel
Gallery
Courtyard
C
dot Comedy
Jaipur Kawa & PIfPaf
Dr Butler’s Band
Dennis Teeth &
Safety Catch
Jaipur Kawa & PIfPaf
Dr Butler’s Band
Dennis Teeth &
Safety Catch
Jaipur Kawa & PIfPaf
Dr Butler’s Band
Dennis Teeth &
Safety Catch
Brewery
Courtyard
D
De Fuego

Ahab

Mad Dog Mcrea


Nuru Kane &
the BFG
Ronaldo
All afternoon in the Park Andy Plant, Cloud Factory, Fools Company & Circus Maximus
1.30 & 4.30 Tilted* and 1.30 & 4pm Fevered Sleep*
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KENDAL
A
1
2
8
4
3
7
5
6
D
KEY
B
95mm (Map)
ABBOT HALL
PARK /
COURT YARD
C
Footpaths
One-way system
Parking
Pedestrian area
Mintfest recommends
E
Kirkland area
A
Noble’s Rest
B
Abbot Hall Park / Courtyards
C
Abbot Hall Courtyards
D
Brewery Arts Centre
E
K Village
1
Kendal Library
2
Westmorland Shopping Centre
3
Market Place Cenotaph
4
Wainwrights’ Yard
5
The Birdcage
6
Kendal Town Hall
7
Information Tent
8
Market Place - Nero
Toilets
Toilets open throughout
festival hours
105mm (Back cover)
Mintfest
mostly
Free
#Mintfest12
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Fri 31 August Sun 2 September 2012
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Lakes Alive
Funded by
105mm (Front cover)
Mintfest Programme 2012 Pullout Cover 30July.indd 2
90mm (Map)
95mm (Map)
D
4
1
6
5
2
7
3
Toilets open throughout
festival hours
Toilets
Kirkland area
Mintfest recommends
Pedestrian area
Parking
One-way system
Footpaths
A
8
B
C
ABBOT HALL
PARK /
COURT YARD
E
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
Market Place - Nero
Information Tent
Kendal Town Hall
The Birdcage
Wainwrights’ Yard
Market Place Cenotaph
Westmorland Shopping Centre
Kendal Library
K Village
Brewery Arts Centre
E
Abbot Hall Courtyards
D
Abbot Hall Park / Courtyards
B
C
Noble’s Rest
A
KEY
KENDAL
Mintfest
Kendal’s International Festival of Street Arts
Fri 31 August Sun 2 September 2012
105mm (Back cover)
mostly
105mm (Front cover)
Free
www.lakesalive.org
Lakes Alive
Funded by
#Mintfest12
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