Original Rebel Ideas: New Performances from Satire to Sarcasm

Tue 21 November 2017

Doors open 6.30pm, performances start 7.00pm

Join artists, comedians, musicians, contrarians, and performers for an evening of new material inspired by Wyndham Lewis, Britain’s original rebel artist, at one of Manchester’s most unique cultural venues.

A leader of Britain’s only avant guarde movement, Vorticism, Lewis was a controversial figure whose ideas, opinions and personality inspired, enticed, and repelled in equal measure.

“What is the good of being an island, if you are not a volcanic island?”
Wyndham Lewis

From the First World War to the nuclear age, Lewis’ career, as an artist and satirist, spanned one of the most violent and chaotic periods in human history. In Lewis’ spirit, for one night only, emerging artists will perform new work and share ideas for these tumultuous times. Ticket includes late entry into IWM’s new exhibition Wyndham Lewis: Life, Art, War.

Artists and Performances:

DBLD: Doubled Collective, inspired by the spirt of Woodstock, this local arts collective will give a take on the world we now live in with performance, music and spoken word

Declan Colquitt will be channelling the Sex Pistols and exploring cultural burnout, Imploding in The Carnivorous Weird: A Response to Self-Image will merge video, spoken word in order to explore media consumption

Emma Rogerson will perform her poetry piece exploring the challenges faced by artists, Rhapsody on the Blasted.

Jamie Lee will challenge the audience with a series of mini-referendums, monologues, animation and video entitled Second Blast.

One Way Song will perform a triptych of songs responding to the themes of art, war and Lewis’ marginalised genius.

Victoria Howarth will give a voice to one of Lewis’s lovers Kate Lechmere, who was instrumental in helping him establish the Rebel Art Centre.

This event is suitable for 18+ only.

Part of Wyndham Lewis: Life, Art, War ​​an exhibition and events season about Britain's original rebel artist.


IWM North
The Quays Trafford Wharf Road
M17 1TZ Manchester , GTM
United Kingdom
Manchester (Greater) GB