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Arcadia Live: Adrian Utley (Portishead) and Will Gregory (Goldfrapp)

Date: Wednesday 30/11/2022
Doors: 19:00, performance starts: 19:30 (all timings are subject to change)
Location: The Auditorium, The Fire Station
Tickets: From £11
Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult

A live soundtrack performance and screening of the acclaimed film Arcadia by BAFTA-winning director Paul Wright.

Adrian Utley (Portishead) and Will Gregory (Goldfrapp) bring the captivating film and their critically-acclaimed soundtrack to life with a specially curated 9 piece band, featuring Adrian and Will, together with folk singer Marry Waterson and a line-up of exceptional musicians and singers. Released to outstanding reviews in 2018, BAFTA-winner Paul Wright’s Arcadia is an exhilarating study of the British people’s shifting relationship to the land. Through 100 years of archive footage the film explores the changing face of the British countryside over the last century. Traversing nature and humanity, changing landscapes, rituals ancient and modern, it takes in folk carnivals, masked parades, water divining and harvesting. Footage of landscapes, pre-industrial farming, and plants are interwoven with that of people, mythology, pagan and orthodox rituals. It tells of forgotten times with a riveting blend of poignancy, humour and the surreal.

Set to Adrian and Will’s powerful score of folk, classical, electronic dance music and archive recordings, Arcadia captures the beauty and brutality, the magic and madness of rural Britain. Produced by Sound UK. Funded by Arts Council England. Arcadia (film) – produced by Hopscotch Films, supported by BFI and Creative Scotland

Will Gregory – keyboards/sounds
Adrian Utley – guitar/keyboards
Ross Hughes – keyboards
Marry Waterson – lead vocals
Victoria Oruwari – vocals
Emma Smith – vln1/guitar/bass/vocals
Quinta – vln2/keys/vocals
Zami Jalil – viola/keys/vocals
Ivan Hussey – cello/vocals

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