This week on the show, Iasha is joined by Vikki and Matt, and Strat and Alex are back once again to tackle an art, this week we’re doing sculpture!
Matt reviews Arrival and can hardly contain his excitement for what seems to be a high contender for one of Matt’s picks of the year.
Vikki tells us about a very immersive theatre experience she and Alex participated in last Friday and we also hear a live recording of a Scare Slam story from our Scare Slam at the Horse and Stables last year.
Below is the photographic evidence of the sculpting that took place during the live recording of this podcast…keep reading to find out the winner and the artist whose work would make it onto the fourth plinth (if this were a real contest and not just us making things up for the sake of radio…)
Alex halves the block of clay, pure joy.
Strat gets in close to achieve optimum art.
Alex gives us “Giving Thanks”. Not enough to win this time.
And the winner, deserving of a spot on the fourth plinth, Strat’s “Trump Slug”
This week on the show Iasha, Matt and Ellie are joined by Strat and Alex, doing their very first ‘Art’ on the new segment ‘Strat and Alex Do Art’.
Matt reviews Dr. Strange and maintains his professionalism as he is drawn by our two ‘artists’.Ellie talks to us about something new coming to Cineworld in Wandsworth which is pioneering 4DX cinema experiences and we heard from Owen Collins reciting some of his poetry at a recent Blackshaw new writing night.
Alex and Strat get into position to begin drawing Matt’s portrait for the hour recording
Strat tries to copy Alex’s art/looks on longingly at his ability to art.
Iasha looks happy despite the clowns looming in the background and the adequate art taking place
Strat is hesitant to show his art to the class
After much anticipation the two portraits are revealed to the enjoyment of Ellie and possibly to the horror of Matt. Some fine work produced – Can you tell who’s portraits is whose?
“Played by Alexander Pankhurst, it’s an enjoyable portrayal of this geeky character who is able to precisely name different birds by their call alone. He provides a wonderful foil to Martha played by Rachel Nott, a bolshie and dominating woman. The two of them are a comically incompetent pair.”
“There is a particularly well thought out lighting and sound design by Andrew Crane who helps to transport us to the night-time Norfolk Coast and give the play some eerie atmospheric effects. The aeroplane landing lights is particularly effective. The one simple piece of set, a groyne, also works wonders.”
We’ve been working really hard on lots of funding applications to reboot our adaptation of ‘Gormenghast: Titus Groan’ – while we wait with our fingers crossed, here’s some lovely photos from the readthrough we had in Feb.
“a brilliantly written short piece…Rachel Nott is amazing…Art is played wonderfully by Alexander Pankhurst…A very enjoyable hour with a very entertaining script and very talented actors. Well worth a watch.”