The surreal deal
There were some real gems in the Surreal Saloon - a kinda live cabaret and interview show which aimed to demonstrate just how wild the South West is. Wild and vibrant in the arts scene that is.
The first of the monthly events - which will run for a year - was tied into the Loss/Gloss exhibition which is having an incredibly interactive weekend at the Media Centre at the Exeter Phoenix. And it was these artists talking about their work that was the strength of the show, touching on what could have been quite intimate moments.
The hosts (and powerhouses behind the shows) Belinda Harris-Reid and Josephine Larsen have taken on a big ask - a live show featuring performance, interview and discussion that needs to keep moving and have the elements feel like a coherent whole.
It’s a laudable intention, and if they can build on the first show while offering the same sort of insights into their eclectic guests, then the saloon is set to become a monthly cultural watering hole.
Catch the next show at the Exeter Phoenix on Friday, May 4, 9pm at the Black Box in the media centre - there is a price, but hey, on the other hand can you afford to miss it?
Posted by Cptn
April 14th, 2007