Defiant and disobedient, riotous and revolutionary… Rebelfest 2019!
Rebelfest is a community arts festival running from 6-8 September 2019 at The Playground Theatre. The festival will incorporate theatre, music, dance, film, spoken word and performance art drawn from the local community as well as artists from further afield. In its content, Rebelfest seeks to embrace individuality, to question convention and challenge the established, and to give voice to opinion and resist the flow – without compromise. The festival aims to build on the success of Rebelfest 2018 with more artists from a broader range of disciplines performing over a longer period to a larger and more diverse audience. There will be a particular emphasis on showcasing work by new and emerging local artists, with more participation opportunities, and activities for families.
Presented in association with the Westway Trust and RBKC Arts Grants, RebelFest presents artists from both the local community and from further afield.
Friday 6th Sept (5.30pm – 12am) sees E-Merge Space curate breaking talent from the worlds of theatre, music, art and spoken word as they “create a benevolent and safe hub for artists to collaborate and inspire each other.”
Saturday 7th Sept (11am – 1pm) sees a Rebel Cinema Club curated by Native Spirit with cutting edge films about Burkina Faso, Trinidad & Tobago and Paramin . Highlights across the rest of the day (2pm– 12am) include a punk opera called The Crocodile of Old Kang Pow, a take on Desert Island Discs – “Rebel Island Records” – with Don Letts, live performance from Ladbroke Grove rapper Peaky, a chance to try your hand at the modern art of Soundpainting and talks from both Extinction Rebellion and Drug Wars, as well as much much more
Sunday 8th Sept is Kids Day (11am – 6pm) with workshops from Kids on the Green and Grief Encounter, a Rebel Science bus tour with Star Wars’ rebel pilot Jack Klaff and a workshop with Extinction Rebellion Youth. Back to the adults in the evening (7pm – 11pm) as we take a trip to the “End of the Pier” with Dick’s Rebellion Bingo, a right proper knees up with The Cokney Sparrows and cabaret/comedy from PussyKatBangkok, Solitaire and Miles Eilliot.
Food and drink will be supplied throughout the weekend by Rima and Mars of The Playground Café.
Entrance is “Pay What You Can” on Saturday and Sunday, and £7/£5 conc on Friday.
Access notes: The Playground Theatre is on the ground floor and has wheelchair access to venue and café.
Find out more on the website here