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Sportables

‘Sportables’ is part of Festival 2018, the cultural programme to complement the Glasgow 2018 European Championships.

'Sportables' is a comical collection of outdoor performances that showcase three unique sports and celebrate the maverick athletes at their heart. With matches springing up citywide, the streets and parks will become the arena for these unconventional games: Sponge Wrestling, Inner City Twitching and The Great Space Hopping Selfie Challenge.

Created by Scotland’s premier outdoor theatre company, Mischief La-Bas, in a format that combines improvisation and choreographed routines. The public will be invited to participate, cheer and watch in wonder as the ‘hot-shots’ from each sport show them exactly how it’s done.

FREE Outdoor Performances across 1st - 12th August 2018. Exact locations and times announced soon. Image by Eoin Carey.




















Supported by Festival 2018, part of @Glasgow2018 @Festival2018 @MerchCityFest


 

We Have Moved!

Mischief HQ has moved.

Our new address is:

Floor 9, 1 Cadogan Square, Glasgow, G2 7HF.

Our new telephone number is:

0141 221 5588.


 

No RFO? Mischief gets N.A.S.T.Y.

Following the shockbomb decision by Creative Scotland to drop us like a hot potato, we have established the National Association of Street Touring Yobs. We invite any other sympathisers, destitutes or radically-minded desperados to join us in the revolution.

Please contact dropitlikeitshot@gmail.hotmail.yahoo.org.com.co.uk

Follow us #dropitlikeitshot

Vive La Pomme de Terre!



 

Reviews for Nursery Crymes

☆☆☆☆☆ "Clever, funny, thought-provoking - it would be criminal not to revive it soon." The Herald

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☆☆☆☆☆ "A brilliantly conceived show that packs a huge and powerful civilisational punch, a devastating critique of the tolerance for cruelty and destruction that is often hidden in our adult language, but leaks out through those nursery tales." Scotsman

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☆☆☆☆ "Brings out the inner hooligan in everyone, while making the audience reconsider the city's streets." The List

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Festival of Thrift

Visitors to this year's Festival of Thrift in Kirkleatham near Redcar had the opportunity to grab a free 'upcycled' hat at the Harbuck & Futtock stall. The genteel milliners titfers just oozed creativity and fitted right in with the fun, retro, recycled vibe of this award-winning festival, now in its sixth year.

The UK’s National Celebration of Sustainable Living.

Saturday 23 – Sunday 24 September 2017, 10am – 5pm. Follow it @ThriftFest.

With over a 100 stalls selling all manner of thrifty, upcycled and recycled goods, delicious food and drink, demonstrations, workshops, talks, films, art installations, fixing and a barrel load of entertainment and music, no wonder it’s a firm favourite on the North East events calendar. Keep up to date at www.festivalofthrift.co.uk.


Last year, the wholesome Women's Guild of Master Bakers impressed many a cook with their enormous 'Scone of Destiny' (above), which is so huge it needed its own specially designed trolley to transport it (photo: Tracey Kidd).


 

Des & Liz's 'Good Mental Health Roadshow'


Inspired by the positive vibes emanating out of Mental Health Awareness Week, aspiring lifestyle gurus Des & Liz Mahagow, assisted by Dick (their biographer/neighbour), have painstakingly cut and pasted the best bits from their favourite roadshows to create the ‘Good Mental Health Roadshow’, a mixture of all the things that keep them feeling happy - smashing tunes, Zumba, DayGlo lycra, balloons, karaoke and Des’ homespun funny joke routine.

As if that isn’t enough, they also want to talk about what makes YOU feel happy.

As part of our on-going relationship with Mental Health Foundation and Scottish Mental Health Arts & Film Festival, our Director, Angie Dight, was motivated to develop ‘Des and Liz’ further for See Me’s Pass The Badge campaign in the belief that characters who can’t help but be open, positive and infectiously funny will challenge the stigma and allow people to feel comfortable when talking about mental health. Conversations like these also enable the performers to point people in the right direction for help and support.

The ‘Good Mental Health Roadshow’ hits the road on Wednesday 10th May and will pop up in over a dozen unsuspecting towns between then and Sunday 14th May.