Over-sized lions, puppets, bubbles and things that go bang in the day

If you’re in Barmouth on Wednesday 20th August you may see a dancing Chinese lion, giant puppet, bubbles and exploding custard, amongst other things. There’ll be a carnival feel when St Johns Hall Gallery will be holding an Open Day event and procession to celebrate the launch of the Gallery as a not-for-profit Community Interest Company.

Programme for the day:

  • 1-6pm there will be a variety of live music and entertainment, poetry and puppetry, films and performance.
  • 7:30-10pm a free entry evening of eclectic music and poetry.

“I want the Gallery to be a dynamic centre connected with Art in its widest sense, a place that draws the enormous pool of creative and intellectual talent in Barmouth and the surrounding area. A place where all kinds of people can come to be inspired, create, discuss, perform, display and share their ideas.” says Bernard Barnes, artist and curator of the Gallery.

Bernard Barnes on a scooter

A lighter moment with Bernard Barnes in the Gallery

I will be part of this extravaganza, reading and performing a few of my poems for a family audience in the afternoon and for adults in the evening. Barry Lim will be dancing the lion and hosting/performing the music evening. Ian “The Bubbleman” Russell will be making his huge bubbles and exploding custard. Bernard Barnes will be giving a talk in the afternoon about the ideas and themes behind his huge wall painting “The Captives of the Cosmic Web”, 24 paintings on the North wall of the Gallery measuring 20′ high by 28′ wide .

Bubbles

Ian “The Bubbleman” Russell http://www.interactives.co.uk/

 

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  1. Pingback: A Literary Evening on 18th August in Barmouth (with Cake!) | Bernard Young Poet

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