Swiss Cottage Gallery
Camden has been home to some of the most innovative and influential performance of our times. Over the last fifty years, the makers of theatre, art, music and dance have drawn on Camden’s rich legacy of radical thinking and revolutionary ideals.
For Camden’s 50th Anniversary, local artist Dmitri Galitzine looks back at radical theatre in the borough. The 1968 Theatres Act meant that scripts were no longer censored. This inspired a mass of progressive and experimental performances which pushed the boundaries of who made and viewed theatre.
ReStage invites audiences to re-enact some of the most important scenes from the history of radical theatre. The props, costumes and stage sets are re-created in order for people to re-enter the plays that re-defined theatre. As we stand on the slowly revolving stage, read aloud and perform in costume, we become the actors and continue the legacy of these radical and innovative performances.
This exhibition is accompanied by a performance programme of free events:
17th June 18.30 - 19.30 A
Poetry Reading by Bernard Kops
25th June 18.30 - 19.30 Whose Stage is it Anyway? Part 1 by RADA TheatreVision Collective
26th June 18.30 - 19.30 Whose Stage is it Anyway? Part 2 by RADA TheatreVision Collective
29th June 18.30 - 19.30 Whose Stage is it Anyway? Part 3 by RADA TheatreVision Collective
8th July 18.30 - 19.30 On the Fringe by Cindy Oswin
21st July 18.30 - 19.30 Saffron Avenue by Daniel Kelly
This project is supported by Unfinished
Histories: Recording the History of the Alternative Theatre Movement
Image: Inter-Action's Fun Art Bus, c1972 Photo: Rod Morrison, courtesy of Unfinished Histories
Swiss Cottage Gallery Visitor Information
Opening times: Mon-Thu 10am-8pm
Swiss Cottage Library and Gallery
88 Avenue Rd, London, NW3 3HA
The Gallery Programme
Solo exhibitions by artists and arts organisations based and/or working in the borough area - and beyond - reflecting the contemporary visual arts community of Camden and the visual art and design institutions in the borough.
- Exhibitions that draw attention to the artistic history of Camden and artists that have lived or worked in the borough.
- Regular exhibitions to mark local or national initiatives such as the WWI centenary or Open House.
- Annual Open Open exhibition, usually in July, which is open to all including professional and non-professional artists alike.
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Regent's Canal, Käthe Strenitz,Date unknown, Oil on board. © the artist's estate
Open Open Exhibition 2014
Beyond Seizures: An Exhibition by people with epilepsy, scientists and artists
Another Way of Reading: An Exhibition from the Zabludowicz Collection & Swiss Cottage Gallery in Partnership