Welcome to Slingshot. Slingshot Theatre are known otherwise as Slingshot, and are a Commedia dell'Arte, yes a Commedia theatre company, using Commedia techniques and the history of Commedia dell'Arte to create contemporary theatre, using commedia dell'Arte. Run by Christopher Hawes and Sarah Mardel, we run Commedia dell'Arte workshops and Commedia dell'Arte Laboratories for Actors. We love Commedia and are experts in this field. Come and join in to Slingshot theatre, that name again is Slingshot. Often people ask why Commedia and Commedia dell'Arte aren't used anymore, and we say its because Commedia and Commedia dell'Arte are not understood by anyone in the UK so they are scared to teach it. Slingshot offer teaching and solutions to this gap. Slingshot is a new theatre organisation, welcoming Commedia actors and Commedia dell'Arte directors into its Slingshot hub of Slingshot fun. Run by Christopher Hawes & Sarah Mardel, yes that's Christopher Hawes and Sarah Mardel, Slingshot creates wonderful new and yet old Commedia and Commedia dell'Arte. Theatre.
To raise money for our upcoming trip to Edinburgh and for the ongoing work of Slingshot, we've set up this exciting auction. All the lots have been very generously donated by friends, colleagues and acquaintences of ours, and we're sure there's something to interest everyone here. Nothing was stolen, we promise.
Every week bidders will be updated with the current highest bid for each lot, and the winners being announced after the auction finishes on June 30th.
For your peace of mind please know that Slingshot Theatre Limited is a registered not-for-profit company. For more information on the scope of our work, see our aims and objectives on Who We Are.
The National Theatre have kindly donated 2 pairs of tickets to their multi-award winning international hit WarHorse. The show has run successfully for two seasons at the National and is now into it's 3rd year in the West End at the New London Theatre, Covent Garden. The two pairs will be auctioned as seperate lots, with the two highest bids winning. (Tickets to be used by July 31st 2011, Monday-Friday, subject to availability).
The Handspring Puppet Company's Artistic Directors give a rare WarHorse sketch...
Basil and Adrian, the designers of probably the most beautiful stage puppets used in modern theatre, have donated an early sketch drawing of Topthorn from WarHorse. This simple design is printed on Watercolour paper (12 x 8 inches), and is a unique capturing of what was to come. We're expecting a great deal of interest for this item given the show's recent success over the pond.
Surrey-based AVI have donated the Sonos S5 & Sonos Zonebridger, 'the daddy' of home sound systems.
AVI create high-end bespoke audio & visual solutions, serving both the residential and corporate market. Managing Director Simon Thwaites has offered us his first choice for a wireless home sound system: the Sonos S5 and Zonebridger. Your entire music library can be controlled via your smartphone, iPad or laptop wirelessly across every room in your house, plus providing access to all online music sources such as digital radio and Spotify. RRP: £450. For more information visit: http://www.sonos.com.
Jean-Luc Grandin of 'O Pernacchio has donated a brand new hand-made leather Commedia mask, designed on a carved wooden matrix with high quality Italian leather.
Jean-Luc Grandin, Swiss actor & mask-maker and Artisic Director of 'O Pernacchio (co-creators of Zanniskinheads) has donated one of his personally made leather Commedia masks. Jean-Luc learnt his mask-making alongside the renowned master Antonio Fava, and presents this second Zanni called 'Briba', one of his more recent masks.
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Prepare yourself for one of the beach's most exhilerating sports in this land-based starter session
Brighton-based Kitesurfing instructors The Kite Trip have offered this land-based starter session, giving you a feel for the kite and teaching all the compulsory basics of this exhilarating sport. Once completed you're all qualified for sea lessons and a world of wind-powered fun. Headed up by BKSA senior and IKO level 2 instructor and professional wind nerd Tam Bogaru, you're in safe hands.
Trine Pearse, Norwegian decorations designer has donated one of her beautiful cushions & fabric bunting.
Crafted using skill and much love, PicklePie and Custard produce 100% wool products such as cushions, door-stops, scarfs and neck-warmers, whilst also making the most beautiful fabric bunting. Trine's designs combine Norwegian strength and simplicity with English charm and make fantastic home improvements or apt personal gifts.
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