Thursday, 13 June 2013

QMUL End of Year Drama Party

On the 20th of May, AiR Supply welcomed the graduating students from Drama at Queen Mary, University of London to the Visual Collective in Vyner Street, Bethnal Green.

We look forward to working with them all as part of AiR Supply, and watch this space for new projects and announcements. 

AiR Supply 2013

AiR Supply have been particularly busy in 2013, with many exciting group and individual projects. See below for some highlights.

  • In February AiR Supply worked as part of the production team on Peopling the Palace, an international festival of performance and discussion. More info here.
  • Tim Hopkins, Lewis Church, Rebecca Fuller and Louise Mothersole have been working all year on Burger Van, a new play focusing on the smallest crevice of the recession. Featuring meat, meat puppets and extended silliness. Work in progress showings have been presented at Camden People's Theatre and Battersea Arts Centre as part of the Cook Up season. Follow Burger Van on twitter @BurgerVanPlay
  • Helen Simmons has rebranded her gallery space as the Visual Collective and continued to produce and edit film work for a prestigious group of international clients. More info here
  • Lewis Church and Helen Simmons are now curating a monthly, profit share performance night at the Visual Collective. Last Fridays happens on the last friday of the month in the gallery on Vyner Street, Bethnal Green. Follow Last Fridays on twitter @LstFriLiveArt
  • Jo Palmer's first publication, the technical manual Basics: Getting Plugged Up for Performance is now available to buy through the Queen Mary online shop. Get your copy here.
  • Anais Lalange is now regularly wrestling as La Tigressa, at Lucha Britannia events across London. Keep up to date with all of the events here.
  • Ruth Turner is in position as General Manager at Jacksons Lane, North London's creative space. See what's on here.
  • Sh!T Theatre (AiR Suppliers Louise Mothersole and Rebecca Biscuit) received Arts Council England funding for a second time, and are about to take their acclaimed show Job Seekers Anonymous to the fringe as part of ACE's Escalator East to Edinburgh. They will also be returning to New York as part of the Dixon Place Hot! Festival. More info here.
  • Hattie Prust produced a performance event, Spots, to launch her production company Thrust productions. Throughout the year Hattie has been working as production, technical and stage manager with a variety of exceptional artists, including Amy Lame, Dickie Beau, Bryony Kimmings and Scottee. 
  • Lauren Davis is now working in a freelance capacity for several arts organisation, and was heavily involved in the production of SPILL festival in both London and Ipswich. Lauren was also the Assistant Producer for Peopling the Palace

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

AiR Supply 2012

Following the immense successes of 2011, which included three AiR Supply performance nights, the continuing rise of our solo practices and huge projects with Duckie, Lois Weaver, Ron Athey, NonZeroOne and others, feast your eyes on some of the projects already lined up for AiR Supply in 2012:
    Sh!t Theatre in Duckie's Copyright Christmas at the Barbican
    Photograph by Hugo Glendinnig  
  • AiR Supply will be holding it’s annual review, including a retreat outside of London with our mentors Lois Weaver and Rose Sharp to talk, workshop and evaluate the successes of 2011.
  • Helen has established Press Play Films, and is working on her first full-length documentary, as well as commercial projects, music videos and collaborations with artists.
  • Sh!t Theatre have been selected as 2012 Escalator East Performing Artists. They will be supported by Escalator and their mentor, Anthony of Colchester Arts Centre, throughout 2012 and will be showing work throughout the east of England.
  • Ruth and Hattie are working on their own Welly-based project for touring in the summer. More to follow!
  • Tim is now working at BAC, and will be continuing with his own work and writing. Currently he is working on a burger-van set play with Louise and Becka starring some meat puppets!
  • Lewis, Lauren and Louise will be touring the UK with Bobby Baker’s new piece, Mad Gyms and Kitchens. The performance has been commisoned for Unlimited, a project celebrating disability, arts and culture as part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad.
  • Anais is continuing to train as a professional wrestler at the London School of Lucha Libre and will be making her match debut in 2012.
More details on all of these projects and many more will be posted here. So keep checking back!

Sunday, 4 September 2011

AiR Supply One Year Anniversary

...Aaaaaaand AiR Supply are back from a full-packed summer of individual touring, projects and creative endeavours across the world.

Here's some of what we've been up to:

Sh!t Theatre (Rebecca Fuller and Louise Mothersole) have just finished their Summer tour which included the New York HOT! Festival at Dixon Place, the Edinburgh Festival, Duckie at the RVT and the Shambala Festival.

Tim Hopkins has been working on a new screenplay about a man who lives and performs out of a commercial refuse bin - he hopes to win a £10,000 grant for it.

Jo Palmer has been providing technical support at Dixon Place and Claire Nolan has been assisting Performance artist Lois Weaver, both in New York.

Plus putting more theatrical fingers in other varied performance pies (in front-of-house, technical and various other capacities) across the country and beyond, including working as a venue technician at the Belly Laugh venue in the Underbelly in Edinburgh (Hattie Prust), working as Production Manager to Ron Athey and developing a new piece of his own practice (Lewis Church), assisting up-and-coming (but, oh have they arrived in style!) company Non Zero One at the Bush Theatre (Ruth Turner), working as Production Assistant at the Mayor's Thames Festival and Coin Street Festival (Louise Mothersole) and much more...

...Aaaaaaand we are back for our ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY! We have lots of exciting plans for our second year and will post updates here as soon as these are finalized - but not before. 
Check back soon for details.

...Aaaaaaand until next time.

The Air Supply cohort. x

Monday, 2 May 2011

Stay Tuned for more AiR Supply news!

Plenty of info on our forthcoming projects and events will be coming soon! 

Jen Smethurst at AiR Supply @ Shunt

Monday, 14 February 2011

AiR Supply @ Shunt

Thanks to all who made AiR Supply @ Shunt such a brilliant night. The performances were great, the venue spectacular and the audience fantastic!

Check out for documentation of Air Supply @ Shunt and all previous events.

Stay tuned for more AiR Supply events coming your way!

Monday, 31 January 2011

AiR Supply @ Shunt Friday 11th February 2011

AiR Supply are soaring in to Shunt’s machine for the night! 

They are coming in to land, bringing with them a compilation of live art, performance, installation, comedy, music, film and life coaching.

Come see:

Jen Smethurst
Lewis Church
Tim Hopkins
Priya Saujani
Anaïs Lalange with Terry Owen
 Rebecca Fuller and Louise Mothersole

And films by AiR Supply’s associate artist, Helen Simmons

 Hope to see you there

Friday 11th February 2011
19.30pm till Late.

Shunt at Bermondsey Street
42-44 Bermondsey Street
London SE1 3UD

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

AiR Supply in 2011
Anais Lalange - The golden beat ou l'amour en cage

AiR Supply at Shunt - Friday 11th February

AiR Supply will be curating the bank space at Shunt on the 11th of February, so expect to see some fantastic performances in an amazing and fun atmosphere. More details coming soon!
Fresh AiR and Outside AiR 2011
Both Fresh and Outside AiR will be heading your way in March, featuring performances from the most exciting young artists and established performers in London and beyond.
Development Events
AiR Supply will be looking to host a number of different development events for its artists and associates in 2011. 

Friday, 24 December 2010

Merry Christmas and Season's Greeting from AiR Supply!

AiR Supply will have plenty of new events coming up in 2011, including performance nights at Shunt and elsewhere, Fresh and Outside AiR and development events. Stay tuned for more info!

Sunday, 5 December 2010

Successful Launch

Thanks to everybody who came out in the snow to support us this weekend!
Jen Smethurst at Launch

It was the perfect respite from the bitter cold. We had some really great feedback and hope to see you all again soon.

Thanks especially to our outside artists Nathania Wong, Michelle Allcock, Nathalie Mba Bikoro and Infecta, and film makers Helen Simmons, Ludwig and Alan Field who have been fantastic to work with this past month.

Details to follow for the next event soon.....