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Emergency Exit Arts

Emergency Exit Arts is one of the UK's leading participatory arts companies, producing celebratory events, diverse participatory and community projects and unusual spectacle including site-specific events. Our funding supports core costs.

Funding awards

  • 2012-2013: £117,245
  • 2013-2014: £119,942
  • 2014-2015: £123,060

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Return of Colossus

Performed at Gravity Fields Festival 2014, filmed and edited by Primetime Media

Colossus Awakes

Performed at Gravity Fields Festival 2014, filmed and edited by Primetime Media

Street Arts Academy Summer 2014

Our best bits from pan- London Street Arts Academies 2014 Combining Visual and Performing Arts, SAA works with 13-21 year olds from across London, the UK and Europe to make unexpected art moments/events/performances/installations happen in the spaces in which they live, learn, work and play. Why Street Arts? Street Arts sets the audience and performer free from the constraints of formal or paid for arts, leaving space for invention, improvisation and interaction. It is a space where surprise is sought and anything is possible- moments that are shared in the instant and are completely unrepeatable.

Trunk Road Highlights

Did you see an elephant wondering through the neighbourhoods of Blackfriars Road? Had it risen out of Elephant and Castle or did it arrive by boat from afar up the Thames? On 2 July a life-sized mechanical elephant visited the gorgeous green spaces around Blackfriars Road in search of food, friends and fun. Hundreds of local residents cheered on the elephant as it wandered through their neighbourhood, discovered the Carnival of the Animals and special garden parties in hidden places.

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The Bureau of Curiosities and Oddities

Summer School with Emergency Exit Arts & Corelli College in SE London

The Bureau 2014

By Emergency Exit Arts and Corelli College Video by Enrique Rovira

Seeking Sanctuary - a retrospective look at refugees and the Red Cross Movement

On the 15th and 16th November 2013 to celebrate 150 years of the British Red Cross delivering humanitarian aid Emergency Exit Arts and Mahogany Media Group created and immersive theatrical event in The Vaults, underneath Waterloo station which allowed the audience to spend an hour in the shoes of a refugee.

SPIN CYCLE

Spin to win the ultimate luxury lifestyle in a daring musical on the move. Will you be the next contestant? This fantasy fable fuses physical performance with street theatre in a playful show created by Emergency Exit Arts Play the game...Your Desires - Our Rules Spin Cycle is a new show by Emergency Exit Arts, a leading light in outdoor arts. The essence of competitive games shows is taken into a performance on the streets and in town centres. The story tracks a team of competitors on an extreme shopping spree that ends with a challenge to everyone to come together to make a change to the way we live. The audience encounters the Spin Cycle experience at a preliminary roadshow where they will be enticed to join a queue of extreme fans of the Spin Cycle cult. Once they have been invited into the roadshow they will be engaged in a playful and immersive experience that will sift people into teams based on their lifestyle choices.

Southwark Park Fireworks 2013 - A View from the Racks

Prior to our display in Southwark Park, EEA's Black Ops Division set up a camera in the firing racks to get this unique perspective of the display. Filmed by Martin King, 5th November 2013

Sonar Summer School 2013

The annual Summer School is targeted at students who are coming to Corelli College, are interested in the visual or performance arts, want to meet like-minded people and aspire to find creative ways of expressing themselves in public spaces. Students worked with Corelli staff as well as with artists from Emergency Exit Arts. We provided opportunities to develop new skills, work collaboratively and take risks.

Combonation

Prepare to see Camberwell Green transformed for a festival like no other. ComboNation has was curated and produced by young people from Southwark so expect the unexpected! Live music and dance, interactive arts, an outdoor lounge and even a petting zoo took centre stage on Camberwell Green as part of the Elephant and Nun festival this August - produced entirely by young people from Southwark. Combonation was a new one-day festival which took place on Saturday 17 August, it celebrated the cultures and talents of the local area. It was designed and produced by a team of eight Southwark based young people, who were training as young producers with us in order to be able to transform the Green for this unforgettable event. The event was free to attend with something for the whole family to enjoy. Audiences got to see everything from bollywood dance and samba bands to 'genius alley' featuring local young entrepreneurs and performances from rapper Mr Miniature, former X Factor competitor Raquel Thomas and DJs 'Teewhy and Shyne' from youth-led Reprezent Radio. There was a host of interactive experiences too with Bollywood workshops and carnival classes, climb a 20m high rock face and 'draw' on the 'graffiti wall'. You could also 'put pen to paper' and challenge local artists to create one-off, personalised illustrations. Southwark Young Producer Chloe Downe said: "We wanted people to leave the event with something - to have contributed and been part of the festival, to have had a new experience and left their mark." Also performing at the event was Kinetika Bloco who arrived on an open top bus, described by BBC Radio two as "...an exuberant mix of young brass and woodwind players, drummers, steel pan and dynamic dancers all in costume creating a unique new British Carnival sound with a decidedly London edge." Southwark's Young Producers met weekly for four months learning from and guided by industry professionals. Ruby Baker, arts and events producer working with the group said: "When we started this project the group had barely any experience except for real interest in learning about cultural events. We encouraged the young producers to be as imaginative as possible with this event. They have run with that as a concept, so as the marketing says - expect the unexpected!" The event finale featured a high-energy performance from South London Samba. The group of 10 drummers from Peckham will take centre stage to close what is set to be an unforgettable day for the whole family. The Combonation project was commissioned by Southwark Council as part of the annual Elephant and Nun festival and supported by Southwark Youth Services. Combonation festival, happened from 2pm - 7pm on Saturday 17th August, Camberwell Green

Spin Cycle

Spin to win the ultimate luxury lifestyle in a daring musical on the move. Will you be the next contestant? This fantasy fable fuses physical performance with street theatre in a playful show created by Emergency Exit Arts Play the game...Your Desires - Our Rules Spin Cycle is a new show by Emergency Exit Arts, a leading light in outdoor arts. The essence of competitive games shows is taken into a performance on the streets and in town centres. The story tracks a team of competitors on an extreme shopping spree that ends with a challenge to everyone to come together to make a change to the way we live. Video by Gedi Grudzinskas & Alex Janaszewski http://gedifilm.com/

EEA's Street Arts Academy in Birdbrain

Birdbrain takes you on a journey of discovery with our intrepid bird watchers as they go in search of the lesser-spotted Londonium Giganticus. Interactive street performance by Emergency Exit Arts with BOOMhead junk percussion crew, Wandsworth Young Carers + Young Refugees Projects

1908 Marathon 5th Aug 2012

Lightning Ensemble were commissioned by Emergency Exit Arts (EEA) to perform in 'Greenwich Games Time Animation'. This project brought young people from Emergency Exit Arts' [EEA] Street Arts Academy together with theatre company Lightning Ensemble to create 6 performances for audiences in General Gordon Square, Woolwich, London.

June Devising

Rehearsing in the park!

Group D

Unstoppable Pulse Rehearsal

Group C

Unstoppable Pulse Rehearsal

Group B

Unstoppable Pulse Rehearsal

Group A Unstoppable pulse

Rehearsals at Tramshed

Unstoppable Pulse

Greenwich Games Space

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