HotchPotch, a monthly evening of unique performance art, live music and multimedia, is returning to the Thirsty Scholar on Sunday.
The free event brings together people with an interest in developing their skills in film and music production, creating an ideal forum to share ideas.
Budding and established artists can showcase their talents to audiences looking for something completely fresh, exotic and exciting.
HotchPotch has been running since October 2011 and has showcased independent filmmakers, painters, musicians, comedy acts, poetry, theatre, workshops, circus performances and the event remains completely free of charge to the public.
This month Hotchpotch has a dazzling line-up of guests and attractions, including the massively popular Short Film Corner and DJ Maxx who will be spinning tracks periodically throughout the evening.
Live music on the night will be provided by singer songwriter Edwin Miles and indie-rock Mancunian five-piece The Rubys.
Combining smooth guitar melodies with heartfelt vocals, Edwin Miles fuses elements of pop, rock and folk to deliver a unique listening experience. The acoustic singer recently released his EP ‘Get Off Your Rock’
The Rubys, formed in Manchester in 2010, have released two EPs on digital download and CD formats (2010s’ “Sun” EP and 2011s’ “The Fear” EP). “The Fear” sold 2000 downloads on iTunes in support of, and officially endorsed by, the national domestic abuse charity, Refuge.
Author and photographer, Jacek Lidwin, will be giving a talk and exhibiting some of his recent work, entitled ‘The Ancient Names Fragments’.
Jacek, originally from Poland, has been working on his photographic project about Jewish cemeteries since 2007.
Hooping Harlots will be dazzling onlookers their LED and fiery hula hooping skills. The group have performed at festivals including Kendal Calling and the Wickerman Festival.
Event organiser Evelyn Roberts said: “HotchPotch is the only event of its kind in Manchester.
“Our aim is to build a creative community, encouraging new collaborations and partnerships whilst also giving people the chance to experience live art that might not be accessible otherwise.”
The event takes place on both floors of the Thirsty Scholar & Attic in Manchester (50 New Wakefield Street, M1 5NP), usually every second Sunday of the month.
The event kicks off at 4pm and runs until midnight.
More information on HotchPotch can be found on the events Facebook page here
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