Postcards Festival 2012

By Julia Rank

16 May 2012

Following on from last year’s successful inaugural season, Jacksons Lane’s Postcards Festival returns with a selection of “short vivid snapshots from some of the most astonishing acts on the planet.” This year’s festival showcases work from over 30 companies and performers. Highlights include Scottee’s new show in which audience members are invited to share their talents onstage, Marcella Puppini’s new rock’n’roll-art-punk band The Forget Me Nots, and NoFit Stage’s Simone Riccio combining acrobatics, juggling and dance.

The festival was established by Adrian Berry when frustrated at the lack of opportunities for new and established circus and performance artists to establish short, new pieces. Tickets for all Postcards shows are priced at £10 (including double and triple bills) and tickets for the Late Night Cabaret (eight artists, late bar and DJs) are £15.

Adrian Berry says, “Last year’s Postcards Festival was just the start really, where we began to experiment and find new ways of curating circus and contemporary cabaret. This year we’ve come of age, and genuinely feel that Postcards is a unique festival for London. Cabaret and Circus have entered the mainstream, which is really great, but through Postcards we are finding alternative ways to present and re-invent the genres. It’s a pretty exciting time to be an audience member at Jacksons Lane.”

The festival is accompanied by the exhibition The Domestic Burlesque (showing until August 30th). Elsa Quarsell’s  photographs feature burlesque artists in full paraphernalia in domestic settings.

Jacksons Lane’s Postcards Festival runs from June 7th – 30th 2012. For more information and tickets, visit the website.

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