A documentary about the uncommon life of the late storyteller, explorer and chef, Anthony Bourdain, who exploded onto the scene in 2000 with the publication of his restaurant memoir Kitchen Confidential.
From there it was an unstoppable rise to episodic fame, first with No Reservations, followed by Parts Unknown.
Bourdain’s passion for food, travel, and culture tapped into a deeper humanity that resonated with viewers who felt that they knew him. And to those who did know him, “Tony” was an uncommonly sensitive and insightful soul whose friendship left a lasting impact.
Kae Tempest is one of the most multifaceted artists on stages today, juggling multiple art forms with ease. At this count they are part performance poet, playwright, musician and author. A Ted Hughes Award winner for their poetry, they’ve also been nominated for the Mercury Prize for two albums: Everybody Down (2014) and Let Them Eat Chaos (2017). Their third, The Book of Traps and Lessons (2019) was shortlisted for an Ivor Novello, Best Album. Their writing continually urges audiences to look for connection, intimacy and depth against a quiet everydayness.
The Line is a Curve (2022) is released 8 April and continues their long term collaboration with producer Dan Carey. It draws more openly on existing themes of identity and selfhood in their work, further stoked by their coming out as an openly trans/non- binary performer. Kae began as a spoken word artist in Lewisham, comfortably straddling the nuance between rap and poetry slams. It is these roots of collaboration with a myriad of performers that make a reappearance in their new album. Kae features old friends like Kwake Bass, Confucious MC and newer links such as Fontaines DC frontman Grian Chatten and Leanne Le Havaas.
In their own words: ‘The Line Is A Curve is about letting go. Of shame, anxiety, isolation and falling instead into surrender. Embracing the cyclical nature of time, growth, love. This letting go can hopefully be felt across the record. In the musicality, the instrumentation, the lyricism, the delivery, the cover art. In the way it ends where it begins and begins where it ends’
Harmony is a wellness guru on a mission to save the world through the power of love. Let’s face it – the world is sick, so why not be part of the cure? Join Harmony’s revolution to save humanity by using her transforming programme to rid yourself of your prejudices and become truly enlightened. Let her guide, embrace and transform you so that you too can love everyone, even the dicks.
And if you think that sounds too hard, don’t worry! Harmony knows the difficulty of ridding yourself from prejudice because she was once as hate-filled and bitter as you are.
This is a show about how we really feel about the people around us, about our divided society, and how we talk to each other as we establish equality. Harmony Saves the World is all about laughing through some uncomfortable truths and hopefully, maybe, being a bit kinder to each other.
Runs 50mins max. Includes audience participation and some swearing. Suitable for 16yrs+
About Amadan Ensemble
Amadan are husband & wife team Jude Quinn & Gemma Mae Halligan, who have been creating edgy & physical theatre since 2014. Using the styles of clown & bouffon Amadan want to engage with their audience in a visceral, entertaining, relevant & at times confrontational way. Amadan takes risks to make the world braver. We are Amadan.
Compass Presents an expanded screening of cult comedy film ‘Monty Python & The Holy Grail’ with audience-participation live foley.
Grab your coconuts and go on a quest for the Holy Grail.. (or Foley Grail, if you will!) Upon your arrival, you will be handed a package of foley-delights. Follow your cue-master to add live sound effects – en masse – and make one of the most laugh-out-loud films of all time even funnier!
Released in 1975, Monty Python’s Holy Grail is a comedy masterpiece and cult classic. King Arthur, King of the Britons, faces a multitude of obstacles including the tenacious Knights of Ni, a rude Frenchman and a killer rabbit on his quest to find the Grail.
This is a silly screening for silly people. We encourage you to dress for the occasion, shout out your favourite lines and arrive at upon your invisible horse.
Occupying the space between cinema curation, art, event production and interactive theatre Compass Presents has been creating mixed-artform events and shows since 2006. Inspired by the immersive power of cinema and the spine-tingle of live performance, we reimagine cult treasures and offer them to audiences afresh, mixing film with live elements, and to be experienced in strange locations.
Allergy Warning: The foley kit contains food items. Please inform Compass Presents if you have a food allergy beforehand by contacting: email@example.com
Supported by Film Hub NI, part of the BFI Film Audience Network, awarding funds from National
The Night With… Juice Vocal Ensemble features the première of Matthew Whiteside’s And This Too Shall Pass along with a new work by Royal Conservatoire of Scotland student Amy Stewart and music from Juice’s Voices of Venus programme.
Citing everything from The Boswell Sisters, Bjork and Meredith Monk as influences, their purely vocal music takes all manner of unpredictable directions, drawing on classical, world music, jazz, folk, pop, improvisation and theatre.
They have featured on BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio 3 and Classic FM and have performed at London’s Wigmore Hall, the South Bank, King’s Place and the Roundhouse as well as outside the UK, including concerts in Denmark, Germany, France, Italy, Finland, New York and at SXSW Festival Austin, Texas.
John Francis Flynn is a singer and multi-instrumentalist whose work centres around traditional and folk material from Ireland. He is a founding member of the band, Skipper’s Alley, with whom he has toured extensively throughout Europe and America.
While supporting Lankum on their 2019 UK tour he caught the eye of Geoff Travis and Jeanette Lee who quickly signed John to Rough Trade imprint label, River Lea.
John’s debut album I Would Not Live Always in Spring 2021 was released through River Lea in Spring 2021. Produced by highly regarded producer, Brendan Jenkinson. This release further highlighted the enormous talent hidden away in the corners of Ireland’s folk scene.
I Would Not Live Always featured in Mojo’s top ten folk albums of 2021 and John received Best Emerging Folk Artist & Best Folk Singer accolades at RTÉ Radio One Folk Awards. Moving on Music is delighted to present John Francis Flynn’s debut Belfast performance in association with Strange Victory and Out To Lunch Festival
‘Human experience burns ferociously on this extraordinary debut from the uncompromising Irish artist John Francis Flynn. An extraordinary debut’ – THE GUARDIAN
‘Double Tin Whistle and Tape-Loops. Revelatory new takes on English and Irish folk songs in the manner of Sam Amidon. A singular and striking clarity of vision’ – UNCUT
Doors 7.30pm | Unreserved Seating
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