Merry Christmas!


Costume For Waiting To Happen

Here are some photographs of the quick change costume made by Naomi Parker for Waiting To Happen. The dancing girl costume fits under the suit the change takes 30 secs.

Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts

I had a day with the design and production students at Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts in October. The students, in a kind of ‘Scrap Heap Challenge’ day made various effects based on the idea of water as surprise and mischief the effect were built onto some existing bits of garden furniture. Here are some of the things they made.

Back To The Futurists


After a week of intensive, what might be loosely called rehearsal, we appear to be ready for the first performances of Waiting To Happen. If you want to catch the latest Avanti art entertainment mix, and are in the Stockton area this week end we will be on the high street 11.30 and 2.00p.m. on Saturday and 12.00 and 3.00 on Sunday.

Manifester Futurismo

  1. Don’t live in the pasta! Back to the future!
  2. Futurismo promises everything – eventually!
  3. Don’t hang the paintings – hang the artists!
  4. We Demand nonconformity for the Masses!
  5. Why use a paintbrush when you have a moustache?
  6. Abuse drugs! It’s no more than they deserve!
  7. The bicycle is more beautiful than spinach!
  8. Speed! Power! Electricity! Violence! Conquest! Bowler hats!
  9. We may be daft but we’re not stupid!
  10. Art comes from within because it doesn’t like it in there.