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Folkestone Quarterhouse
The Creative Foundation is an independent visionary arts charity dedicated to enabling the regeneration of Folkestone through creative activity. Working with the people of Folkestone, partners and other stakeholders we are transforming the town making it a better place to live, work, visit and study. Folkestone Quarterhouse is a Creative Foundation project, run alongside the [...] Read more – ‘Folkestone Quarterhouse’.
The Dell Cr[e]ater
The Dell Cr[e]ater is a new creative space for Peachaven. McMc Arts are working with Peacehaven Town Council & Grimshaw Architects to realise this project. Peacehaven Town Council has an inspiring vision for the development of the Dell in Peacehaven which will transform the site and the public’s relationship to it for ever.  Utilising the [...] Read more – ‘The Dell Cr[e]ater’.
Blink Margate 2011: “A breathtaking performance”
McMcArts’ production Blink Margate, which took place on 27 August 2011, has been hailed as “a very significant event in terms of bringing new audiences to contemporary performance”. Over 15,000 people flocked to Margate’s seafront – at least 5,000 more than were originally expected – to see local performers working with multi-award-winning choreographer Wayne McGregor [...] Read more – ‘Blink Margate 2011: “A breathtaking performance”’.
Isle of Thanet Gazette: “Students wow panel”
Isle of Thanet Gazette, 7 June 2011: “Year one BTEC Film and TV students have wowed a panel of art, media and marketing professionals. Bob Bennet, Ben Jayson, Natasha Mitchell, James Smoker and Michael Thompson presented their idea for a standalone video tower to promote the forthcoming arts festival, Blink, in Margate on the August Bank Holiday weekend. The panel, made up of Clair Chamberlain from [...] Read more – ‘Isle of Thanet Gazette: “Students wow panel”’.
Sugar Beast Circus: funding news
We are delighted to announce ACE funding towards the research and development of a new show by The Sugar Beast Circus, to be produced by McMcArts in 2011 and premiered in London in January 2012. The Sugar Beast Circus is a performance company that aims to develop ambitious and ground-breaking new work that breaks down [...] Read more – ‘Sugar Beast Circus: funding news’.
Press release // BLINK: MARGATE
Major artists collaborate to bring spectacular free event to Margate’s Seafront On Saturday 27 August, for one night only, the seaside town of Margate in Kent will undergo a miraculous transformation. Multi-award-winning choreographer Wayne McGregor, extraordinary theatre ensemble Pan Optikum and innovative soundscape artist Scanner will collaborate to create a one-off, spectacular night-time event, BLINK. [...] Read more – ‘Press release // BLINK: MARGATE’.
Blink, Margate 2011 // A case study in collaborative practice
It’s mid January in Margate. Around 20 people circle round a huge table on which stands a mock up of the town, constructed from photocopied pictures and foam board. People point, measure, discuss, shake their heads, scribble. A scene reminiscent of a military planning group, it is in fact a production meeting for Blink, a [...] Read more – ‘Blink, Margate 2011 // A case study in collaborative practice’.
January 2011 // Blink production meeting, Margate
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McMcArts: Blink // Margate, Saturday 27 August 2011
This summer, for one very special night in August, Margate will undergo a miraculous transformation. McMcArts latest project is Blink. On Saturday 27 August, for one night only, the seaside town of Margate in Kent will undergo a miraculous transformation. Multi-award-winning choreographer Wayne McGregor, extraordinary theatre ensemble Pan Optikum and innovative soundscape artist Scanner will [...] Read more – ‘McMcArts: Blink // Margate, Saturday 27 August 2011’.
Stratford is Rising
In March 2009 McMcArts started to work with Stratford Cultural Forum to deliver a significant arts programme for Stratford, signalling the  area’s status as an emerging cultural, social and economic powerhouse. We’re thrilled to announce that the result of that collaboration is now up and running. Stratford Rising is a major new consortium of Stratford’s [...] Read more – ‘Stratford is Rising’.
A useful conversation
In July Elizabeth Lynch invited a group of leading practitioners working in the field of learning/participation/youth arts/arts education to a conversation hosted at the Royal Festival Hall. We discussed 1. How we talk about and describe our work – to ourselves, to artists, to funders and partners in other sectors. 2. The relationship between participatory [...] Read more – ‘A useful conversation’.
How the arts can learn to love social media
Arts organisations either think of social media in terms of media art, or simply as a fancy marketing tool. In this new video William Shaw suggest that arts organisations should try to embed the ideas of social media into everything they do. Read more – ‘How the arts can learn to love social media’.
McMcArts
McMcArts is a London and Brighton-based producing company focussed on working with outstanding artists, cultural organisations and communities. We develop ideas, seek funding, and deliver high quality, unique arts events. We are particularly passionate about developing site specific, outdoor, cross art-form and large scale performance. Pictured left: Pan Optikum Read more – ‘McMcArts’.