THE SPILL FESTIVAL OF PERFORMANCE IS AN INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF LIVE ART, ACTIVISM AND PERFORMANCE PRESENTING THE WORK OF EXCEPTIONAL ARTISTS FROM AROUND THE GLOBE.
Created in 2007 by artist Robert Pacitti and produced by Pacitti Company, SPILL is now recognised as one of the world’s premier artist-led festivals of radical live work.
Welcome to the SPILL Festival of Performance 2016. For our eighth edition we are back in Ipswich and across five days in October we are unleashing a big friendly beast of a programme – over 100 events spanning live performance, installation, gigs, film, discussions, parties and more. You don’t have to be an art expert to enjoy SPILL, plus with all tickets £10 or £5, a range of amazing value passes and over a third of the festival completely free, it’s super easy to get involved.
In the programme are exciting SPILL Commissions made especially for the festival, plus lots of world premieres and works showing in the UK for the first time. There are participatory events for the adventurous and fantastic performances that take place onstage. 35 works in the festival form the SPILL National Platform, presented by early makers and generously supported by the Jerwood Charitable Foundation.
Presenting at more locations across the town than ever before, we have exciting projects for Kids + Families and an expanded focus on Sound + Music. Our new Heritage + Place strand presents homegrown projects that celebrate Ipswich. Some of these take place outdoors, others at Ipswich Museum and there are treats to be had in Christchurch Park.
Be sure to check out the SPILL Dome, bringing the festival to the street in an exciting new way and offering a daily programme of art, music and more. Each evening features talented local performers, bands and DJs and all events in the SPILL Dome are free.SPILL Think Tank activities include daily talks, festival writing, SPILL TV and Photography, all generating great content for you to access free online at spillfestival.com
We look forward to sharing an incredible line up with you and creating a special SPILL atmosphere together. Be sure to take a risk – it’s good for the soul.
Artist, SPILL Festival Artistic Director & Curator
SPILL Festival of Performance is produced in-house as an initiative of: