1-8pm. Day tickets £8/£6 concessions.
A ground breaking, multidisciplinary art festival, taking place across East London barbershops, Toynbee Studios, Archive Gallery and online broadcasts. Through newly commissioned work, and a curated programme, CUT Festival brings together established and emerging artists, barbers and activists who creatively use the history, politics and craft of barbering to explore themes of gender, community and social healing in their respective practices.
For the Open Barbers/Emma Frankland experience, please come to the reception on the day and sign up for the experience. This event is not included in the Day Ticket and we run on a pay-what-you-can initiative in cash on the day.
This site-responsive performance focuses on current discourse on gender and sexuality in East London. Participants are invited to listen to a new audio work by Emma Frankland whilst receiving a hair cut from Open Barbers with the East London skyline as your landscape.
2pm (5 minutes)
Introduction to CUT TO THE CHASE (5 minutes)
2.10pm (45 minutes)
Oreet Ashery and Roberta Mock
3pm (20-25 minutes)
4pm (45 minutes)
A preview of Inua's new play. Presented in partnership with FUEL, The National Theatre and West Yorkshire Playhouse.
5pm (45 minutes)
Haircuts for the Homeless
Mark Bustos and Joshua Coombes in conversation
5.45pm (30 minutes)
In coversation on gender
CUT Festival runs from 24 February to 5 March 2017. Visit the website for the full programme.
Curated by live artist jamie lewis hadley and produced by Xavier de Sousa for Blank Billboard CIC. Developed in partnership with Artsadmin and Live Art Development Agency. Supported by Toynbee Studios, Ravensbourne and Tower Hamlets Council and funded by Arts Council England, Wellcome Trust, Jerwood Charitable Foundation and Heritage Lottery Fund.