Interval Takeover

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WE ARE TAKING OVER ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

Come join us at the Wardrobe Theatre & Old Market Assembly this September.

21st – 22nd September
Times Vary | Entry to all events is ‘Pay What You Decide’ (recommended donation £4 per show)

Over two days Interval are setting up camp and will be taking over both The Wardrobe Theatre and Old Market Assembly with a programme of performance, sound and film.

Visitors can expect: karaoke, a Cornish sound installation, specially made walks around Old Market, Donald Trump drag, movements of care, hyper-femininity, resistance gone awry, a tea ceremony, lip-synch, evasive answers and ancestral landscapes..

Interval is a collective of artists who share space, knowledge and resources above St Nicholas market in the centre of Bristol. We perform across the UK and internationally, but rarely on home turf. This is our chance to come together to put on a collection of work for Bristol audiences. The programme will be a mix of work that is brand new, finished, not-quite-finished and some specially made for the weekend.

Performance, visual art and workshops from members Ania Varez, Viki Browne, Katherine Hall, Danny Prosser, Jack Drewry, Michael Tew, Mary Eddowes, Jo Hellier, Rachael Clerke, Howl Yuan, Alex Goodman, Eleanor Fogg, Joanna Young, Kip Johnson, Linzy Na Nakorn, Sarah Corbett and Pip Hambly. This year for the Interval Takeover we are excited to be joined by artists Kappa Tseng, Tao Chiang, Lee Nan Hasuan from Taiwan who are in residence with the collective through the Artist Home Swap Exchange.

On Saturday night the take over will culminate in a cabaret performance party as fundraiser for the Artist Home Swap Exchange.


Friday 21st September 2018

7.30 – 8pm: Singing Improvisation by Jo Hellier
Wardrobe Theatre

8.15 – 9.15pm: Lucky Ping Pong Dragon Karaoke by Howl Yuan
In the Bar
Lucky Ping-Pong Dragon Karaoke is a collective of performances created by 4 Asian artists based in different cities in Britain, each of whom presents two pieces to play with the subjects of identity, consumption and objectification.


9.30 – 10.30pm: 4th Project
4th Project make downtempo ambient electro pop. Using a core of vocals, keyboards and guitars, the trio build their expansive sound with an electronic palette of drums, synths and sub bass. Formed in Bristol in 2015 by Kathleen Frances (vocals), Jack Drewry (keyboard) and Rowan Evans (guitar), 4th Project are currently working on a series of releases with Slime Recordings.


Saturday 22nd September


1 – 8pm: Conditions for Possibility by Jo Young
In the bar
A collection of research material, an open studio in the form of participatory installation that explores the notion of sustaining.  Funded by a Creative Wales Award from the Arts Council of Wales. More info at   


1 – 3pm: Movements of Care with Katherine Hall.
A workshop exploring ways that care arises within gesture and movement.
In this workshop Katherine will expand upon the thinking within her book ‘Movements of Care’, guiding the group through simple movement and improvisation exercise​s​ to explore how we care in movement. Holding a space to explore questions like ‘what can performing care look like?’ and ‘how do we give, take, disperse attention?’.

No dance experience necessary but a will to move is welcome! Suitable for anyone 18yrs+ with a personal or professional interest in care.

There are limited spaces so please book your place by contacting Katherine directly:


1 – 3pm, 3.45 – 4.15pm,
6.15 – 6.45pm & 8.15 – 8.45pm: The Listening Station by Alex Goodman
Installation (For one person at a time – sign up for a slot)
In the Bar
An installation inspired by the site of an experimental listening station during the cold war monitoring submarine activity. You are invited to shift through material presented at a research desk from the Listening Station with the sea crashing below.


2 – 7pm (durational): Walking in Circles by Jo Young & Kip Johnson Performance

In the Bar

A circular pilgrimage around a widening field.
We walk. Building and following urban Cairns to navigate our path.
Listening to a map, tracing and leaving prints.  We keep walking.
Participate or witness a walk in concentric circles in and around Old Market Assembly.


3 – 3.30pm: The No Place by Kappa & Tao
In the Bar
With a theatre design background, Kappa and Tao create pieces of low-tech audio-visual spectacles intersecting object theater and ambient music. Inspired by the recent autonomous-zone murder incident in Taiwan, The No Place explores the theme of resistance gone awry.

3.45 – 4.15: We do not make works about Asians by Howl Yuan
In the Bar
Howl Yuan presents his talk ‘We do not make works about Asians; we live our lives and make our art as Asians: The artistic ideology and methodology of an Asian performance art practitioner in the UK’.


4.15 – 4.45pm: Tea Ceremony by Nanshen Lee
In the Bar
Special Taiwanese style tea ceremony for non-Asian only.  A event that celebrate a little happiness in hand in life and witness the brutality from the industrialization and the globalization.


5 – 6pm: Hyper-Fem by Viki Browne
Wardrobe Theatre
Hyper Fem explores the performance of femininity through drag. It challenges restrictive gender norms dictated and commodified by the patriarchy and questions the possibility of subverting these roles using a female body as the site for this satirical performance. This is the first public performance of this work.
Inclusive & safe space : contact if you have any access needs.


7 – 8.10pm: Double Bill:
Coast Path Film by Alex Goodman


How to achieve redemption as a Scot through the medium of Braveheart by Rachael Clerke
Film & Performance
Wardrobe Theatre
Coast Path – In June 2018 Alex walked 150 miles of coast path, gathering sound and video. This work explores ideas of pilgrimage, occult tradition and ancestral landscape in response to the spectres encountered while camping alone on the cliftops with the voices of the tide rushing beneath.
How to achieve redemption as a Scot through the medium of Braveheart –  In the run up to the Scottish referendum on independence in 2014, Rachael made a very moment-specific Edinburgh fringe show about Braveheart, Donald Trump and Alex Salmond. Now she’s doing the show again, just this once, just for fun. “Biting satire and lightness of touch… Clerke is a magnetic stage presence” ★★★★ – A Younger Theatre


9 – 12am: PARTY PARTY by Interval


Wardrobe Theatre
Auction of promises,cabaret performance, DJ & dancing!