11 August 2023
Miel Celeste, part of Camden Fringe Festival 2023
OUT OF THE CLOWN CAR AND INTO THE FIRE
A surreal micro-festival of absurdist art and radical queer joy.
How can we imagine the new when now feels so hopeless?
Through community, art, dance and a spoonful of wackiness can we grow and rebuild in spaces we once felt burnt by. Bringing a burst of radical spirit back to Camden, we present OUT OF THE CLOWN CAR AND INTO THE FIRE.
A day of workshops, vendors, live art and an evening of unconventional cabaret performances and an after hours DJ special. In the day we will interrogate societal emergencies through creative approaches to crisis, leading with radical care. Come tackle climate anxiety with arts and crafts, or experience an immersive art installation. Come browse and buy a selection of unique art and objects, or take part in a group art therapy session.
In the evening well dive into absurdist story telling, surreal creatures, and transcendental tunes from a variety of London's finest misfits. Watch as each clown pours our of the clown car and into the blazing fire. See you there!
OUT OF THE CLOWN CAR- AFTERNOON PASS
17:00- DOORS OPEN
17:30- CLIMATE CRAFTS WITH EDEN
18:30- ART THERAPY/MOVEMENT WORKSHOP (TBC)
19:30- SHORT FILM SCREENINGS
INTO THE FIRE- EVENING PASS
SEAN THE CHEAP
BABY CLEANS UP
CABBAGE THE CLOWN
22:15- DJ SET
00:00- LAST ORDERS
Produced by Miel Celeste
Sean the Cheap - @cl0wnrene
Sean the Cheap (they/them) is the child of a trash bag and an empty bottle of oat milk. Hopping from one bin to another in their clownmobile, they sometimes stop to perform chaotic contents for a delighted yet slightly fearful and definitely scarred audience. The eternal question of whether the chicken or the egg came first is at the centre of their practice. Not the same guy as Uncle Daniel.
Baby - @this_is_baby
Baby is an amorphous being from another planet, probably....maybe even another universe. Nobody is too sure where they came from, however, these days they spend their days traipsing the internet for the meaning of the universe- Or at least the meanings on this planet. Baby puts on gender like a costume, performing our human rituals, and often getting them wrong, in order to make sense of the world they now exist within.
Cabbage the Clown - @wretchedwife
Cabbage the clown is one part Cabbage, one part clown, a drag thing that gets paid to shake butt and inflate balloons - and they’re all out of balloons. Sometimes comedic, sometimes profound, Cabbage the Clown is a tragic fool, doomed to live life in an eternal state of catastrophic misery. She is the damp sock, to the puddle of mystery wetness on your kitchen floor. The sticky slick of factor 50 sunscreen, to your glorious summer’s day. The Eeyore, to your hundred acre wood. Open wide and get ready to take a bite, of Cabbage.
Mr Moustache - @Mrmoustache
Mr Moustache is an unfiltered, unforgiving and unforgettable bloke who says it how it is - even if ‘it’ is completely incorrect. If you cant find him in his office he’s probably flirting with his assistant Janet or cross-dressing in the supply closet. Mr Moustache has performed all over London and cannot wait for more out of office adventures with the dwellings of 404!
Uncle Daniel (first name Uncle, second name Uncle, last name Daniel) is everyone’s favourite Jewish uncle. He is just happy to finally be invited by the family. He doesn’t understand why they never call him. He would like to remind you that a call takes five minutes and oy vey he is very old. Not the same guy as Sean the Cheap.
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