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16 July-2 August 2015
Team of the Decades –
Will Dickie
Friday 24 (4 & 7pm), Saturday 25
& Sunday 26 July (2, 4 & 7pm), £5
(in advance online)
About The Yard Theatre
We’re a theatre, bar and kitchen in Hackney Wick. We are a space to
explore new ideas, to nurture n...
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  1. 1. A FESTIVAL OF CURIOUS ADVENTURES 16 July-2 August 2015
  2. 2. Team of the Decades – Will Dickie Friday 24 (4 & 7pm), Saturday 25 & Sunday 26 July (2, 4 & 7pm), £5 (in advance online) Feel the energy! Team of the Decades is an electrifying team show for 10 people, 1 coach & one captain. Our pitch breaks out beyond the park, along the pavements and out across the landscape. We don’t play to win or lose, we play to understand – figure and ground, strength and weakness, fathers and sons, collisions and hugs. Made for: Players of all levels with good team spirit. Meeting point: The Yard Theatre, Unit 2A, Queen’s Yard, Hackney Wick, E9 5EN Symphony – Verity Standen Friday 24, Saturday 25 & Sunday 26 July, 11am-5pm, £5 (in advance online) Tuning forks are traditionally used for pitching – unheard by audiences – but up close they create beautiful, surprising sounds as instruments in their own right. By blending these metallic tones with live voice, two performers will create a vivid and unique sound world for individual audience members in this experience by Verity Standen (“Startling” The Guardian (on HUG)). Made for: Discovering new sounds in the park. Meeting point: RUN Sculpture outside Copper Box Arena The Yard Theatre presents a festival of curious adventures from some of the UK’s most exciting theatre artists in and around Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. There’s something for you and the kids. You will have the opportunity to meet your MP aboard a roving roundtable bicycle, to relax in a symphony created entirely for you, or head out on a buzzy mission to save the Queen Bee’s hive. You can have a psychic reading or become part of the Team of the Decades. There will be performances on rooftops, in underpasses and one very special encounter, on a tiny boat, in the dead of night, floating alone in the middle of the London Aquatics Centre. WEEK 1: This Is What Democracy Looks Like! – Ellie Harrison Thursday 16, Friday 17 & Saturday 18 July, 1-6pm, Free (unticketed) Meet & greet your newly elected politicians at a roving roundtable discussion upon a bicycle built for seven. Hop on, decide on your direction and then travel together through Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park whilst discussing the issues that matter to you with the people in power. Featuring: Jim Fitzpatrick - MP for Poplar & Limehouse and Meg Hillier - MP Hackney South & Shoreditch. Full list and schedule online! Made for: Local people with lots to say. Meeting point: Outside Copper Box Arena main entrance Be Bees – Nigel and Louise Saturday 18 & Sunday 19 July, 1-5pm, Free (unticketed) Calling all bees! The Queen Bee has an exciting mission for kids and their adults. Collect pollen from the talking flowers hidden around the park before the dusk comes and the flowers go to sleep, but beware of the badgers. Award winning theatre makers Nigel Barrett and Louise Mari (“wonderful, magical strangeness” Time Out) have created a mad dash across the park for bees of all ages. Come dressed as a bee, or if you don’t have anything black and yellow, don’t worry, The Queen Bee will dress you for your mission when you report for duty at the Hive. Made for: Children, families, bees and badgers. Meeting point: Alfred’s Meadow (near to Timber Lodge Café) WEEK 3: Hurtling – Greg Wohead Friday 31 July, Saturday 1 & Sunday 2 August, 12pm-4pm & 5-8pm each day, £5 (in advance online) A high up outdoor performance for one with a cassette player and headphones. Hurtling is a glimpse of a fleeting moment as it zooms past; an attempt to grasp at a slippery present. Made by Greg Wohead, performed by Anne Langford. Made for: Those who like their theatre with a view. Meeting Point: The Yard Theatre, Unit 2A, Queen’s Yard, Hackney Wick, E9 5EN drift – Amy Sharrocks 11pm Saturday 1 - 5am Sunday 2 August, Free (18 places - ticket lottery online) Amy Sharrocks invites you to join her in her boat, to push off from the madding crowd and float away. Step off dry land, take the weight off your feet and explore how to drift, as night becomes dawn. A 15-minute live artwork for one person, taking place for one night only in the former Olympic Pool. On water that has been the site of epic struggle and effort, and under that huge wave of a ceiling, come and meander through a nocturnal daydream. Made for: An unmissable and unique experience. Meeting point: London Aquatics Centre WEEK 2: The Psychic Encounter – Stacy Makishi Thursday 23, Friday 24, Saturday 25 July, 11am-4pm, Free (in advance online) Hawaii-born Stacy Makishi reads between the lines in this hilarious psychic encounter. Get ready to discover more about yourself like never before and see what the headlines make of you. Made for: Lovers of Mystic Meg. Meeting point: Outside Timber Lodge Café Scottee’s Podium Thursday 23, Friday 24, Saturday 25 July, 11.30am-3.30pm, Free (unticketed) Scottee is a reluctant adult. And he is inviting kids to climb our podium, grab a megaphone and shout about anything you want! Bored of tall people making decisions for you? Want to be the next Prime Minister? Perhaps you just want to tell everyone what you ate for dinner?! A performance experience for kids (but we won’t stop adults with a sense of adventure from joining in). Made for: Kids with something to say. Meeting point: Near to Timber Lodge Cafe drift Be Bees Team of the Decades This Is What Democracy Looks Like! Symphony boyleANDshaw PaulBlakemore PaulBlakemore RuthCorney EricStaller
  3. 3. About The Yard Theatre We’re a theatre, bar and kitchen in Hackney Wick. We are a space to explore new ideas, to nurture new talent and share new experiences. We’re a place to get away from the everyday. A place where you can hear and look at the world differently, a place where you will experience something new. Between 16 July and 2 August, The Yard Theatre warehouse in Queen’s Yard will break free from their warehouse to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and the streets of Hackney Wick to encourage you to experience new worlds on your doorstep. About Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park The Local Programme is a new initiative run by our Regeneration and Community Partnerships team to ensure that there is a foundation of year-round events and activity on the Park that represent and celebrate the diversity and energy of east London and its communities. Our aim is to have a varied and inspirational programme of high quality events, activities and projects helping to deliver the vision of an inspiring, creative and welcoming Park. Since October 2014 we have commissioned 16 inspirational projects from artist residencies and participatory workshops to interactive art installations and music, dance and theatre performances. Find out more at london/cultural-east-london/local-programme Credits: Walkie Talkies is presented by The Yard Theatre Artistic Director: Jay Miller Associate Producer: Beckie Darlington LLDC Local Programme Manager: Anna Godsiff LLDC Head of Arts and Culture: Adriana Marques Thank you to: Arts Council England, Better Leisure, 7GoCycling, Grow Hackney and Tiptree More Information & Booking: Get tickets online at or call 07548 156 266 for more information @yardtheatre #WalkieTalkies Find out more and enter the ticket lottery to win a ticket to see ‘drift’ at The Psychic Encounter Scottee’s Podium Hurtling AsherThornton VickRyder