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Lindsay Kemp to perform at Bridgewater Hall

Lindsay Kemp to perform at Bridgewater Hall

Capture your love on camera and be part of this amazing day at The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester.

WHAT LOVE WOULD WANT

Sunday 17 June 2018  

A music, film, photography and dance installation 

Behind the Scenes, 11am – 6pm, free

Live performance of music and dance, followed by a Q & A with the artists, 7.30pm – 9pm, free, tickets must be reserved in advance

This June, for one day only, there’s a chance to have your love captured on camera. Singer songwriter Tim Arnold and photographer Andy Fallon will be creating an interactive display of living relationships live on stage at Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall and there’s a chance to become part of a magical installation. 

The new video will feature couples from Manchester to accompany the new version of the song.

Couples wishing to participate in this beautiful art project should email info@timarnold.co.uk with WHAT LOVE WOULD WANT MANCHESTER in the subject line, and a photograph featuring both partners before 1 June. 

Participating couples will only need to attend the shoot for 15 minutes at a time of their choosing between 11am and 6pm on Sunday 17 June on stage at The Bridgewater Hall. Tim Arnold will film their ‘moving’ portrait for the video and photographer Andy Fallon will photograph the still portrait.

About the project

Multi-media music artist Tim Arnold and portrait photographer Andy Fallon visit new cities for each new event, to photograph and film local couples who have volunteered to share the spirit of their relationship on camera. Each event is encapsulated in a community led video and visual statement that love has no classification, underscored by the song that inspired the project – What Love Would Want. The project began on a single day in London’s Soho, April 2017 which welcomed over thirty couples – straight, gay, lesbian, trans, mixed race, interracial – and of all ages, including actor Stephen Fry and his husband.  The song and the video have since gone on to support Amnesty International’s campaign Love Is A Human Right. 

This Summer, the project will be re-created live on stage at Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall to conclude in the evening with a live performance of the song by Tim, a chamber choir and world class performance artist, and David Bowie mentor, Lindsay Kemp.

For this installation of music, film, photography and dance, Tim Arnold and Andy Fallon will create a new video to accompany the song, this time, with couples from Manchester. The photography and filming capturing an intense and beautiful display of living relationships, will take place in front of an audience who will have a chance to be on The Bridgewater Hall’s stage and immerse themselves in the production as they spectate, engage and walk through what it essentially a specially constructed film set.

The performance of the finished piece will take place at 7.30 pm and will feature the live recording with Tim Arnold, the 50 strong Manchester Lesbian and Gay Chorus and include an appearance by the legendary Lindsay Kemp, best known for his work with David Bowie and Kate Bush. It will be followed by a Q & A session with Fallon and Arnold, who will be joined by Lindsay Kemp.

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Published: 21-May-2018

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