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Preston festival to act as launch pad for new live performances

Posted on - 19th May, 2019 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Arts, Preston News, Things to Do in and around Preston, UCLan, University, What's On in Preston
Plant Club will perform at MAYHEM
Plant Club will perform at MAYHEM

A free short festival with a line-up of the ‘shows of tomorrow’ is coming to Preston.

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Derelict MAYHEM will see artists performing new and emerging material in a welcoming and open environment, where audience feedback will become part of future shows.

The work-in-progress shows will cover subjects such as the immigrant experience, self-care, toxic masculinity, motherhood and the female body, austerity and Brexit.

There will also be a special guest appearance from Lancashire Fringe Festival star Joanna Nastari, who will perform her show F*** You Pay Me.

Read more: Lancashire Fringe Festival confirms full line-up for Preston city centre shows

Artistic Director Chris Gilligan said: “This short festival is a beacon to artists across the country that Preston really is an emerging centre for creative performance output and a perfect place to launch new ideas.’’

Supported by the UCLan Contemporary Arts Development Group, the event is being put on by Derelict, one of Preston’s primary programmes of contemporary performance and arts.

Derelict MAYHEM takes place at The Media Factory on Friday 24 May from 6pm to 10pm and Saturday 25 May from 5pm to 10pm.

Free tickets can be reserved via Ticket Source.

For more information visit Derelict’s website or follow them on all social media channels @derelictlive.

Will you be going to the festival? Let us know in the comments below.

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