Come and play! Who? You – little ones, and you, the big ones with them!
Thu 24 July – Sun 3 Aug, 14:00-17:00
Parnie Street, in the heart of the Merchant City, will become an outdoor play area with totally new games designed especially for the festival – and for all ages. Made by some of the UK’s most talented outdoor game designers, Scotch Hoppers has been inspired by traditional street games, and is an exciting and original re-discovery of what it is really like to play in the city, in the Summer…so come with friends, family, or just you.
Our company of facilitators; Salma Faraji, Pip Hill and Pete Lannon, will be there to help and encourage people of all ages to get playing!
An audio description for the games will be available, just ask when you arrive.
Scotch Hoppers Dance Performance Programme
Sat 26 & Sun 27 July and Sat 2 & Sun 3 August, 12:00, 13:00 & 14:00pm
All performances are free, no need to book, just turn up on the day!
The 14:00 performance on Sun 3 Aug will be audio described
Each performance lasts around 20 mins
The Scotch Hoppers performance explores the dynamics, tensions, risks, possibilities and joy of playing games with others. The piece has been devised with three dancers: Penny Chivas, Melanie Forbes-Broomes and Scott Houston, with choreography from Ruth Mills and Brian Hartley and is accompanied by specially commissioned music from David Boyd live mixed during the performance.
The audience are invited to stand to watch the (outdoor) performance although seating will be available should people require it. When the performance has finished we will invite you back onto the site to play!
Scotch Hoppers Workshop Programme
Weekdays from 24 July – 1 Aug, 13:00 – 13:45, Free
For Surge 2014, Stillmotion will present a series of interactive workshops exploring physical movement, play and story telling for people of all ages and experiences. Inspired by traditional street games, participants will work with stillmotion’s inspiring dancers and performers to explore the objects and games that are part of the Scotch Hoppers play area, and experiment with new ways of moving and playing creatively in the street, on a summer’s day.
Scotch Hoppers Company
Artistic Director | Brian Hartley
Devised by Brian Hartley and stillmotion
Performers | Penny Chivas, Melanie Forbes-Broomes, Scott Houston
Facilitators | Salma Faraji, Pip Hill, Peter Lannon
Choreography | Ruth Mills
Dramaturg | Gary McNair
Music | Dave Boyd
Costume Design | Jennie Loof
Game Designer | Holly Gramazio
Outdoor Designer | Tassy Thompson
Physical Game Construction | Simon Harlow, Ralph Blair and Brian Hartley
Play and Risk Consultant | Harry Harbottle
Producer | Kate Bowen
Project Co-Ordinator | Rhea Lewis
Production Manager | Mark McKechnie
Marketing and PR Manager | Wendy Niblock
Marketing and Social Media | Vicky Wilson
Graphic Design | Suisse Studio
Stewards | Brogan Howat, Hamish Orr
Any Questions? Please visit the FAQ page!