Alexandra Park opening Celebration 2014


#AlexParkMCR Opening Celebration 2014
Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st August

Alexandra Art presents 'Pankhurst in the Park'

With a helping hand from the Celebration committee; our Arts Council funded program 'Pankhurst in the Park' will kick off with Alexandra Arts taking part in the official opening weekender of the newly restored Alexandra Park, on the 30-31st of August.

Our program will take place from 2pm-8pm on Saturday and from 3pm-5pm on Sunday, you can find us under the tree canopy in the Park's little woodland. Between the Lime Avenue and the North oval, nearest entrance is Range Road/Alexandra Road South.

In line with the heritage of the Park, our Speakers Corner will make a return. Here we have programmed an array of local speakers & performers, we are delighted to be working with Young Identity, Cultureword and it's artistic director Peter Kalu; Who is renown for discovering, developing and promoting Asian, African Caribbean and Chinese spoken and written word talent. Also represented here is the Pankhurst Centre, Whalley Rangers and the Moss Side Community allotment, to mention a few. Here Alex Arts award-winning Artist Naomi Kashiwagi will do an back drop installation for this space and a Gramophonica (Pankhurst Remix); a live gramophone glitching on a wind-up gramophone turntable against the naturally bedazzling backdrop amongst the trees. She will play the 78rpm shellac record, ‘It always rains before the rainbow’ sung by Vera Lynn that will be re-appropriated with electrical tape in the Suffragettes colours. These colours are white for purity, green for hope, and purple for dignity
See the the Speakers Corner schedule here- https://alexandra-arts.squarespace.com/new-blog/2014/8/27/speakers-corner-30-31st-of-august-2014

On site you will find our bicycled powered cinema, with a day time dj set by The Mighty Quinn and a early dusk soiree, where we will be screening a short documentary by emerging Artist Katarzyna Jablonska. Alexandra Art have recently commissioned Miss Jablonska to do a portrait of Emmeline Pankhurst, specifically for the 'Pankhurst in the Park' program. This area will have an installation by Artist Lotte Karlsen