HotchPotch is exactly that. It’s an eclectic mix of just about everything a hungry culture vulture could want – showcasing short films, theatre, live music and poetry from around Manchester.
A unique event that brings together musicians, performance artists and multi-media production, HotchPotch brings some of Manchester’s finest talent together in one place/
And this month’s free event brings no less to the table.
It’s kick-started by ‘Readings from a mad woman’, a continuous poem that is half read, half performed and hopes to ‘reshape the answer to the question of “what is poetry?’.
Following that comes the short film corner, where you can sample no less than six short films from around the North West.
Before bands, DJs and singer-songwriters finish off the night with a series of live music performances, a play called ‘Hobby Horse’ looks at the dangers of taking the Olympics too seriously as a fan.
HotchPotch organiser Zuzanna Zukiewicz said: “It will be relaxing night with a good taste of various art, drinks and lots of good fun. Bring your friends and come around to check it out!”
The event starts at 17:00 on Sunday August 19 at Sound Control and continues through until 1am. Entry is free, so there’s no excuses...
Full listings below:
READINGS OF A MADWOMAN 5:30PM-5:50PM
Extract from a continuous poem - I started a poem which I intend to continue over a series of years and I hope to read it over a series of performances, reading whatever I have written since the last performance I did, so that none of it will ever be performed again. I consider this piece of work alt lit as it is non-conformist and often random, hopefully helping to reshape the answer to "what is poetry?"
SHORT FILM CORNER 6:00PM-7:05PM
Trauma by Natalie Smith
Sophie’s Fortune Trailer by Chris Cronin & Phil Meachem
Rock N Roll Never Dies by Paulo Martinho & Lousie Schmidt
The Little Things by Paulo Martinho
M.A.D. by Nico Kolleta
Malleable Talents by Bogna
THEATER PLAY – 7:10PM-7:50PM
Hobby Horse, written by David Adair.
Hobby Horse is a dry comedy that uses the impending Olympics to look at pastimes and the pitfalls of taking them too seriously!
LIVE MUSIC PERFORMANCES
8:00PM-8:40PM – WEATHER
Weather is the name of a 23-year-old folk-blues phenomenon from Los Angeles, California that is currently playing her unique style of acoustic music at venues across the UK.
8:50PM-9:30PM –FACTORY ACTS
A Salford based dark electro, alt-dance duo. They exist at the edge of the analogue-digital divide, sometimes dreaming, always dancing. With influences ranging from David Bowie to Doctor Who their sound is what HotchPotch is all about.
09:40PM-10:20PM – FAMILY WOLVES
A six piece smartly dressed psychedelic folk drone band. Sounds like Jefferson Airplane, Pink Floyd, Bob Dylan delivering a droney foot stomping set of chaotic noise and sweet melodical harmonies.
10:30PM-11:00PM – PETROL BASTARD
A two-piece (Ben Atomgrinder and Jon Tetsuo ) techno-punk outfit from Leeds (likely to be a 3rd member present - live DJ). Only recently established on the live circuit, and already gaining a reputation for insanely energetic stage-shows, and hard/fast/nasty music with snarling vocals and disgusting lyrics.
11:00PM-01:00AM – DJ MAXX
DJ Maxx has been DJing professionally since the age of 16. He runs a successful mobile disco and karaoke business in the Manchester area as well as being a club DJ.