Present : Tense / Mayhem


28 February 2010 Royal Festival Hall


The toughest creative challenge in town is at the Royal Festival Hall on Sunday 28 February providing an exhilarating evening with young and emerging artists for the first time ever!

Sunday 28 February – 7.30pm

Present : Tense / MAYHEM is a unique challenge young artistic talent to tackle the hottest topic of the moment in just seven days. We've asked a host of young and aspiring artists to collaborate.

And here's the line up so far for what promises to be an evening of imagination and provocation:

- Artists In Residence at Southbank – Tomorrow’s Warriors working in collaboration with Performance Poets Mia Korrel and Henry Oslatten

- Images by photographer Ludo des Cognets - Mayhem Northside with Associate Artist Anthony Adjekum - The Mayhem Company with Associate Writer Sarah May - Open Hands Productions - the writers and performers collective - Singer songwriters Ayeisha Clarke and Elisha Morrison - Southwark Playhouse’s Young Company

You know the drill - the groups meet the Sunday before to select the most momentous story on the news agenda. They then have seven days to create a piece of work that responds to the story they choose before it is performed live exactly one week after they began. Throughout the week you can follow their progress and post comments on the Present : Tense blog.

Spirit Level Foyer, Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre (Tube: Waterloo) Sunday 28 February - 7:30pm