Troublemaker’s Festival: Damian Kingsley – Knock Knock
Fringe Trouble Event – Damian Kingsley’s, ‘Knock Knock’ at Canolfan Morgannwg tells a story all it’s own…
Gez Couch who opened the new arts centre in Swansea’s High Street explains.
“When we were considered as a fringe venue for The Troublemakers’ Festival we thought long and hard about what would suit the building best. With our building having formerly used by Barnado’s as The Bays Project, our thoughts led to homelessness.”
Damian Kingsley’s Penniless Tour
“We began speaking with Damian Kingsley, who famously did a penniless tour from Land’s End to Edinburgh, raising awareness for the homeless charity; Shelter in preparation for the Fringe last year.”
Losing almost everything
“After losing almost everything in the space of one month, Damian Kingsley was faced with the very real challenges of everyday life, whilst being continually threatened with homelessness. After several phone calls and emails later, he has agreed to do the only performance in Wales of his groundbreaking show.”
Incredibly Damian Kingsley is snapped up by an agent
“Since the Damian Kingsley booking taking place, he has been happily snapped up by an agent. This incredible story is being penned for a book about his first-hand experiences with homeless people and his total reliance on the generosity of strangers for a period of six months.”
In this show, he effortlessly weaves stories from his own childhood, draws on personal experiences and looks at how easy it is to lose absolutely everything and control of your own life. This special show kicks off a weekend of activities at Canolfan Morgannwg as part of the Troublemakers’ Festival. Come and enjoy a show, browse our wonderful makers market or enjoy a great value beer in our Tomos Watkin Tap Room!
Buy tickets and find out about other Canolfan Morgannwg events here. (Tickets £5)
Words: thanks to Gez Couch of Canolfan Morgannwg
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Troublemaker’s Festival – 13th -16th July #trouble2017
“Changing the world, starting with the High Street”
The festival reimagines the stretch of street between the station and Castle Square as a pedestrian-friendly place where arts and culture aren’t something special but are part of everyday life. It opens up buildings that people perhaps don’t normally see and uses spaces that perhaps people don’t normally notice. The Troublemakers Festival is for everyone who uses Swansea High Street and cares about it’s future. It’s for people who live on High Street, work on High Street, shop on the High Street, socialize on High Street, pass through High Street. The festival is for young people and old people. It’s for Art lovers and show-goers and pizza fans and it’s for people who’ve never been to a gallery or theatre in their lives.
Come along as together a manifesto is created for the hIgh Street. Lose at the Unfair Funfair, Levitate The Palace Theatre, have a Tea Party, join a march, recreate extraordinary speeches from history, watch films, make placards and eat pizza. Be inspired, entertained and provoked. A chance to be at the heart of the change taking place from the station down to the sea. Everyone is welcome!
Please note some events are bookable. Follow event links within programmes (see below for further detailed information) to book these events in advance.
Please also note: The road will be made pedestrian friendly and will be closed from The Grand Hotel down to Argos on Saturday and Sunday from 10.00 am – 5.00 pm.
Festival partners include The Last Resort, Sew Swansea, GaleriesSimpson, TechHub, Urban Village, Cinema & Co, Oxfam, Castle Square, Elysium Studios and Gallery, UWTSD, PEG Talks, The Environment Centre, The Women’s Institute, Hyst…
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