PUG: Performance club night 

PUG is a performance cabaret and a cheeky disco. An evening of comedy, dance, art and all the glorious things in between. 
“COMMUNAL DAFTNESS INTERSPERSED WITH MOMENTS OF BEAUTY” – Exeunt Magazine
“HIGHLY POLITICAL ART WITH A FOCUS ON A GOOD NIGHT OUT” – NARC Magazine
“BRILLIANT! MORE OF THIS!” – PUG Audience
See our UP NEXT page for forthcoming dates. 

Backstory

Back in July 2016, Hannah, Rosa and Jamie met a fisherman in Leazes Park. They asked him what he thought a radical new performance club night should be. The man replied, “Cheap. Good transport links. Fun.” These became the three pillars of PUG.

Since then PUG has presented work by visual artists, dancers, poets, theatre makers and people who work across these art forms. We’ve experienced communal screaming, oh so pretentious life-coaching and subversive, “take me to church”, dance. There’s been Elvis tributes, silent bingo games and experiments in Punk. See PUG ARCHIVE for more.

PUG: Performance club night 

PUG is a performance cabaret and a cheeky disco. An evening of comedy, dance, art and all the glorious things in between. 
“COMMUNAL DAFTNESS INTERSPERSED WITH MOMENTS OF BEAUTY” – Exeunt Magazine
“HIGHLY POLITICAL ART WITH A FOCUS ON A GOOD NIGHT OUT” – NARC Magazine
“BRILLIANT! MORE OF THIS!” – PUG Audience
See our UP NEXT page for forthcoming dates. 

With Thanks To

PUG audiences, Arts Council England, Sunday for Sammy Trust and generous backers: Melanie Rashbrooke, Alex Murphy, Laura Lindow, M Hill, Robert Pritchard, Kathryn Hodgkinson, Al Orange, Dan Barnard, Gavin Coward, Morag Tamsin Iles, Maxine Davies, James Froment, Degna Stone, Hannah Marshall, Chloe Stott, Jamison Karon, Stuart Edwards, Jonluke McKie, Bill Rogers, Matt Miller, Erin McGrath, Rachel Birch, Lee Ridley, Stella Rogers Postlethwaite, Matt Jamie, Lewis Devey, Ginette Murphy, Chris Murphy, Elizabeth Rogers, Ian Postlethwaite, Tom Machell, Student Teaching and Lizzie J Klotz.

If you would like to support PUG please contact Rosa at rosa@pugnight.co.uk.

Backstory

Back in July 2016, Hannah, Rosa and Jamie met a fisherman in Leazes Park. They asked him what he thought a radical new performance club night should be. The man replied, “Cheap. Good transport links. Fun.” These became the three pillars of PUG.

Since then PUG has presented work by visual artists, dancers, poets, theatre makers and people who work across these art forms. We’ve experienced communal screaming, oh so pretentious life-coaching and subversive, “take me to church”, dance. There’s been Elvis tributes, silent bingo games and experiments in Punk. See PUG ARCHIVE for more.

With Thanks To

PUG audiences, Arts Council England, Sunday for Sammy Trust and generous backers: Melanie Rashbrooke, Alex Murphy, Laura Lindow, M Hill, Robert Pritchard, Kathryn Hodgkinson, Al Orange, Dan Barnard, Gavin Coward, Morag Tamsin Iles, Maxine Davies, James Froment, Degna Stone, Hannah Marshall, Chloe Stott, Jamison Karon, Stuart Edwards, Jonluke McKie, Bill Rogers, Matt Miller, Erin McGrath, Rachel Birch, Lee Ridley, Stella Rogers Postlethwaite, Matt Jamie, Lewis Devey, Ginette Murphy, Chris Murphy, Elizabeth Rogers, Ian Postlethwaite, Tom Machell, Student Teaching and Lizzie J Klotz.

If you would like to support PUG please contact Rosa at rosa@pugnight.co.uk.

ROSA POSTLETHWAITE

+44 (0) 77577 39643

info@pugnight.co.uk

Space Six, Floor Six, 39 Pilgrim St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6QE

Workshop: oracular practice | Sat 4th May 2019

Workshop: oracular practice | Sat 4th May 2019

oracular practice workshop facilitated by Last Yearz Interesting Negro

Workshop description 

A space where I try to make an opening in myself to share current questions, concerns and interests through practice that is part of a project towards disentangling myself from assimilationist approaches. Moving from and through and with states of overwhelm, using the density of available sensory and remembered information, our interior worlds stacked with living, subjective data that can be used as tools for divination.

Or, in other words: some dancing with some words and sounds to provoke and encourage.

About Last Yearz Interesting Negro

oracular practice will be facilitated by Last Yearz Interesting Negro, the performance project of London based artist and dancer Jamila Johnson-Small. The choreographies are dreamspaces and battlegrounds, that build atmospheric landscapes through the live unfolding of the tensions between things that produce meaning. Working with dramaturgies of sculpture, electronic music, poetry, video, texture, a public and always dancing, Jamila isn’t so interested in genre and her practice moves across various spaces, contexts and roles, also curating and hosting spaces for conversation and artistic exchange. She collaborates regularly with Alexandrina Hemsley (Project O), Phoebe Collings-James, Fernanda Muñoz-Newome, Shelley Parker and Rowdy SS. Please see more about Last Yearz Interesting Negro here.

When: Saturday 4th May, 11am – 1pm

Where: GIFT Festival, Caedmon Hall, Gateshead Central Library NE8 4LN

Tickets: Free. Space is very limited please register your attendance here. 

Suitability: 16+

Please wear soft comfortable clothing. And bring layers to keep warm.

Travel and Access information here.

Please contact PUG Producer, Rosa at rosa@pugnight.co.uk if you have any questions.

oracular practice workshop is hosted by PUG with support from Gateshead Council Culture Team, GIFT and ACE. Last Yearz Interesting Negro will be performing at PUG#7 as part of GIFT Festival.

PUG will be hosting workshops throughout 2019.

 

Image: Last Yearz Interesting Negro. Image by Katarzyna Perlak and Carlos Jimenez.

ROSA POSTLETHWAITE | +44 (0) 77577 39643 | info@pugnight.co.uk | Space Six, Floor Six, 39 Pilgrim St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6QE

All images on PUG website by Chris Bishop www.picturesbybish.com