In the first of its festival appearances, White Mischief is hosting a night in a beautiful vintage spiegeltent as part of the Paradise Gardens festival in London’s Victoria Park – Saturday June 20, 6pm-10.30pm.
The festival is entirely free and is open between midday and 10.30pm on Saturday June 20 and Sunday June 21st. The White Mischief show will be at the “Parlure Spiegeltent” on Saturday June 20 from 6pm to 10.30pm. Performers include your hosts Tough Love; Underbling and Vow; Red Sarah; MC Elemental; Prangsta and the CumCum YumYum Show; aerialists Illumi presenting Balderdash; aerialist Jackie Le; aerialist Lydia Darling and many more.
Here’s what the festival programme has to say:
Welcome to the beautiful environs of Victoria Park, Tower Hamlets, as it is transformed into a pleasure garden for the 21st Century. Once again the partnership of Remarkable Productions and the London Borough of Tower Hamlets bring you a FREE festival weekend packed full of amazing activities for people of all ages.
We present this showcase of the best cultural offer from Europe and around the world as our flagship Cultural Olympiad event. Please come and join us!
This year we are proud to present the UK outdoor premiere of ‘La Cucina dell’Arte’ by the renowned Belgian circus, Circus Ronaldo. Those of you who caught No Fit State’s Tabu last year will know that we specialise in presenting a world class circus each year. There are only 900 tickets – when they’re gone, they’re gone, so book now!
The music programme features a partnership with Barbican’s Cuba 50 programme on the Paradise Stage on Sunday which includes the seminal Charanga group Orquesta Aragon. Other musical highlights, programmed by Continental Drifts, include The Dynamics and Soothsayers.
New commissions include The Bar of Ideas, newly developed into a full performance piece from last year’s installation, now featuring street theatre comic magicians Cocoloco – the show is ticketed so make sure you book your place when you arrive on site. The Bar of Ideas is part of our programme of sideshows, which this year includes one the last remaining Wall of Death shows in the world, as well as Miniscule of Sound, the world’s smallest nightclub, and Bored Brand’s Digital Funfair.
Remarkable Productions has teamed up with The Circus Space, in a new partnership, to co-produce East London hip hop dance pioneers Avant Garde Dance working with Chinese pole artists in a new commission for the Festival “The Silver Tree”.
We are delighted to present the Tea Dance once again, this year housed in a Spiegel Tent “Salon Perdu.” In the evenings we present steam punk innovators White Mischief on Saturday and Variety specialists Toot Sweet on Sunday.
This year’s historic moment will be the very first full outing of The Beautiful Octopus Club, the club led by artists with learning difficulties, at a mainstream festival – check it out on Saturday. On Sunday the same venue is taken over by local festival favorites’ Solution Sound System. Also new this year is the People’s Palace, a spectacular 5 ring tent, presenting a nu folk line up from Magpie’s nest on Saturday, and Instigate Debate on Sunday.
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