Take a look at the events which were on offer at Crunch 2011. 

 

     

 

 

 

 

Festival Tickets

 

 

 

Festival Tickets give you unlimited access to everything - all of the talks and debates during the festival weekend, as well as exhibitions from leading art galleries and our spectacular evening line-up of live music and parties.

 

Festival Live Tickets give you access to all Live and Night sessions over the weekend, with top comedy and cabaret and a spectacular music line up as well as our legendary late night parties.

Friday 18th November

  • Event [1]
    Friday 18 November 2011
    5:00pm

    Venue: The Ring
     

    Live Session: HotDocs

    Drilling For Art

     

    Can money awaken culture? This acclaimed documentary traces Dubai’s wildly ambitious plans to create a culture from scratch.

    SOLD OUT

  • Event [3]
    Friday 18 November 2011
    6:00pm

    Venue: Art Salon
     
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    Live Session

    Art Pavilion Opening Party

     

    Join the artists and gallery directors of the Crunch2011 Art Pavilion exhibition and fair for a champagne reception celebrating some of the finest work the UK’s visual arts scene has to offer.

     

    We have limited places for this event.  If you would like to be added to the guest list please email emily.baker@artandideas.org with the subject "Art Pavilion Opening Party"

    FREE BUT TICKETED


  • Event [6]
    Friday 18 November 2011
    7:30pm

    Venue: Globe Hall
     
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    Talk Session

    Awake in the Universe

     

    Susan Hiller, Bracha Ettinger, Julian Stallabrass. Philip Dodd chairs.


    Our 2011 opening debate addresses the festival's theme, 'Awake In The Universe' head on.  What gives art the ability to raise us from emotional and intellectual slumbers and where is its edge currently to be found?

     

    Controversial art historian Julian Stallabrass, artist Susan Hiller fresh from her retrospective at the Tate earlier this year, and postmodern painter and psychoanalyst Bracha Ettinger debate how art and creativity make us alive.

    SOLD OUT

  • Event [8]
    All evening pass
    Venue: Globe at Hay
     
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    All Evening Pass

    CRUNCH 2011 OPENING PARTY

     

    All evening pass for live and night sessions.

     

    From whisky-soaked sensuality to tribal beats, join us for our explosive opening party.

     

    Festival + Festival Live tickets give access to this event

    SOLD OUT

  • Event [9]
    Friday 18 November 2011
    8:30pm

    Venue: The Stage
     
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    Live Session

    Sion Russell Jones

     

    Having recently supported Newton Faulkner, Cardiff rising star Siôn has also been compared to Paul Simon. He presents imaginative pop-folk songwriting and an intimate mastery of his guitar.

     

    “Beautifully melodic” Wales Online

    SOLD OUT

  • Event [11]
    Cabaret Triple Bill
    Venue: The Ring
     

    Live Session

    Friday Cabaret Triple Bill

     

    Triple bill cabaret ticket for the evening’s Ring events. Featuring:

     

    • John-Luke Roberts [12]
    • The Gentlemen of Leisure [13]
    • Kieron Johnson [15]

     

    See below for details on each act.

    SOLD OUT

  • Event [12]
    Friday 18 November 2011
    9:00pm

    Venue: The Ring
     
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    Live Session

    John-Luke Roberts

     

    The mischievous, award-winning creator of hit BBC sketch show Spats brings a brand-new stand-up set to Crunch.

     

    Fantastically ornate and utterly unexpected.” Guardian

    SOLD OUT

  • Event [10]
    Friday 18 November 2011
    9:00pm

    Venue: Globe Hall
     
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    Live Session

    Patti Plinko and the Maddening

     

    Fronted by the seductive ‘manic chanteuse’ Patti Plinko and consisting of guitar, violin, mandolins, whisky bottles and old vinyl, the Maddening's dark spirit has taken them around Europe and sell-out shows in Edinburgh and London's West End.

     

    "A bourbon-soaked show full of fire and attitude" - Time Out

    SOLD OUT

  • Event [14]
    Friday 18 November 2011
    9:30pm

    Venue: The Stage
     
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    Live Session

    Mara Carlyle

     

    Tipped by the BBC for next year’s Mercury, Mara Carlyle’s unnervingly perfect vocals and lush beguiling orchestration have inspired comparisons to Rufus Wainwright and Björk.  Her recently released album Floreat was seven years in the making and has won widespread acclaim.  Catch her close up while you still can. 

     

    "Destined to become a classic” - Independent on Sunday

     

    "A gorgeous, defiant, hypnotic original” – MOJO

    SOLD OUT

  • Event [13]
    Friday 18 November 2011
    9:30pm

    Venue: The Ring
     

    Live Session

    The Gentleman of Leisure

     

    Dynamic duo Nish Kumar and Tom Neenan deliver smart. exuberant and frantic sketch comedy that pauses to catch its breath, and then decides to take a cab the rest of the way.

     

    " Intelligent.  Cultured.  Literate. I laughed anyway. " - Emo Phillips

    SOLD OUT

  • Event [16]
    Friday 18 November 2011
    10:15pm

    Venue: Globe Hall
     
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    Live Session

    British Sea Power

     

    Having cemented their status as the resolutely iconoclastic, supremely melodic… and utterly unique” champions of indie rock’n’roll (Paste), headliners at Port Eliot this summer, British Sea Power bring their illustrious widescreen sound to Crunch.

     

    "British Sea Power are bravely bringing beauty into an increasingly ugly world, whether that world wants it or not.” Independent

     

    Festival + Festival Live tickets and Crunch Opening Party tickets all give access to this event

     

    British Sea Power will now be commencing at 10:15 PM and not 10:30 PM as previously advertised. PLEASE TAKE NOTE OF THIS EARLIER STAGE TIME.

    SOLD OUT

  • Event [15]
    Friday 18 November 2011
    10:20pm

    Venue: The Ring
     
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    Live Session

    Kieron Johnson

     

    Kieron Johnson turns magic into performance art with a unique mixture of the strange, the bizarre and the hardly believable. Watch the impossible and be prepared to be a stunned into silent amazement.

     

    “Mind-blowing” The List

    SOLD OUT

  • Event [17]
    Friday 18 November 2011
    11:30pm

    Venue: Lower Gallery
     
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    Night Session

    Bobby Gandolf & DJ Scratchy

     

    11.30pm - Bobby Gandolf

     

    London dancefloor sensation Bobby Gandolf blends tribal drums with tunes that will make you want to party till dawn.

     

    "Whips the crowd into an insatiable frenzy" Huffington Post

     

    12.30am - DJ Scratchy

     

    Once DJ to The Clash, Scratchy has his finger on the world’s dance pulse. He brings together a “righteous mix-up” (MOJO) of the greatest music from across the planet.

     

    “Burning and danceable spirit”  All Music

    SOLD OUT

Saturday 19th November

  • Event [19]
    Saturday 19 November 2011
    10:00am

    Venue: Art Salon
     

    Talk Session

    Art Breakfast

     

    With ArtBelow


    Get a shot of inspiration with your espresso. Join ArtBelow's creative director Ben Moore for a high-impact early morning session designed to offer stimulation for those keen to get the most out of the day ahead and reflect on the talks and debates to come.

     

    Price includes breakfast.

    SOLD OUT

  • Event [20]
    Saturday 19 November 2011
    11:00am

    Venue: Globe Hall
     
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    Talk Session

    Imagination, Inc.

     

    Philip Dodd, Julian Spalding, Dai Smith, Cedar Lewisohn. Razia Iqbal chairs.


    Power and money play a key role in the arts.  But can innovation take place within these walls? Does public patronage awaken or stifle the imagination?  And would starving the arts of money mutilate national culture or just possibly make them stronger?

     

    Night Waves host and former ICA director Philip Dodd, radical critic Julian Spalding, Arts Council Wales chair Dai Smith, and Tate Modern curator Cedar Lewisohn debate the politics of imagination.

    SOLD OUT

  • Event [21]
    Saturday 19 November 2011
    11:30am

    Venue: The Ring
     
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    Talk Session

    Becoming Human

     

    Bracha Ettinger in conversation with Griselda Pollock


    Can art change who you are? Psychoanalyst, painter and philosopher Bracha Ettinger reveals the intricate connections between her critical theory and creative practice to art historian Griselda Pollock.

     

    “Captivating” Judith Butler

    SOLD OUT

  • Event [23]
    Saturday 19 November 2011
    12:00pm

    Venue: Art Salon
     
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    Talk Session

    Banksy and the Media Barons

     

    Julian Stallabrass


    Courtauld scholar and photographer Julian Stallabrass charts the rise of a new generation of media-savvy pop artists deeply hostile to the art world and beloved by the mega-rich who collect them.

     

    “a swinging, elegant… delightful assault” Independent

    SOLD OUT

  • Event [25]
    Saturday 19 November 2011
    12:30pm

    Venue: The Hall
     
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    Talk Session

    Nicolas Roeg

     

    In conversation with Josie Rourke


    From his early involvement in Lawrence of Arabia, to directing  Performance and The Man who Fell to Earth, Nicholas Roeg became known for  films that evaded traditional narrative and which have had a lasting impact on cinema.  Roeg  makes the case for a cinema defined by  risks, accidents and misadventures.

     

    “My principal inspiration’  Danny Boyle

     

    "Legendary" Guardian

     

     

    SOLD OUT

  • Event [24]
    Saturday 19 November 2011
    12:30pm

    Venue: The Ring
     
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    Talk Session

    Making Art, Making Me

     

    Joanna Kavenna, Bob & Roberta Smith, Brian Dillon. Felicity Evans Chairs.

     

    From Tracey Emin to Philip Roth, there is no shortage of autobiographical art. But is art the means we use to create autobiography?  Is it through creativity that we create ourselves? 

     

    Artist 'Bob and Roberta Smith', award winning novelist Joanna Kavenna and philosopher and Cabinet editor Brian Dillon go in search of how they are who they are.

    SOLD OUT

  • Event [27]
    Saturday 19 November 2011
    1:00pm

    Venue: Lower Gallery
     
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    Talk Session

    Crunch Lunch: Viva la revolucion!

     

    Eleanor Lindsay Fynn, Godfrey Barker


    Does the establishment have too much control over the art world? Led by artist Eleanor Lindsay Fynn, and critic Godfrey Barker, the Crunch lunch is a chance to have your say on this morning’s opening debate, Imagination, Inc.

     

    Price includes lunch

    SOLD OUT

  • Event [28]
    Saturday 19 November 2011
    1:30pm

    Venue: The Ring
     
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    Talk Session

    I Think Therefore Iamb

     

    Rachael Boast, Jamie McKendrick, Harry Eyres. Hilary Lawson chairs.


    Eliot read verse to escape from the self, and Cocteau likened writing poetry to untying the Gordian knot. Is poetry a means to explore the true nature of the universe, a release from the emotional hinterlands of real life, or merely a linguistic adornment?  Is poetry a form of reason or an escape from its shackles?

     

    Philosopher Hilary Lawson challenges three award winning poets, Rachael Boast, Jamie McKendrick, and FT columnist Harry Ayres to examine poetry’s power to awaken us to the nature of the universe.

    SOLD OUT

  • Event [29]
    Saturday 19 November 2011
    1:30pm

    Venue: Art Salon
     
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    Talk Session

    The Daily Practice of Curating

     

    Hans Ulrich Obrist


    SOLD OUT

  • Event [32]
    Saturday 19 November 2011
    2:30pm

    Venue: Globe Hall
     
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    Talk Session

    The Naked Truth

     

    Martin Kemp, Griselda Pollock, Hans Maes. Cedar Lewisohn chairs.


    Voyeuristic art has aroused lust, fascination and contempt in equal measure. Do artists make us more aware of our physical being-in-the-world? Or is nudity in art a sales tactic?


    Leading Da Vinci scholar Martin Kemp, eminent cultural theorist Griselda Pollock, and philosopher of art Hans Maes seek the naked truth.

    SOLD OUT

  • Event [33]
    Saturday 19 November 2011
    2:30pm

    Venue: Art Salon
     

    Talk Session

    The Killing Fields

     

    Benjamin Dix


    Photojournalist Benjamin Dix was a liaison between the UN and the Tamil Tigers in the Sri Lankan civil war and one of the last international witnesses to leave. Hear his story.

    SOLD OUT

  • Event [34]
    Saturday 19 November 2011
    3:30pm

    Venue: The Ring
     
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    Talk Session

    Swimming and Flying

     

    Mark Haddon


    Award-winning novelist and playwright Mark Haddon reveals what his fears of flying and wild-swimming can tell us about the conflict between poetic and rational thought, the power of silence, and the nature of art.

     

    "Remarkable… Impressive… Rewarding" Time Out

    SOLD OUT

  • Event [35]
    Saturday 19 November 2011
    3:30pm

    Venue: Art Salon
     
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    Talk Session

    Dangerous Images

     

    Adrian Arbib


    The government doesn't think you should see Adrian Arbib's photography. Discover the place where art, journalism and direct action come into conflict with the law in a rare public appearance from this controversial  photographer.

     

    "Inspiring" Guardian

     

    In Association with Hereford Photography Festival

    SOLD OUT

  • Event [38]
    Saturday 19 November 2011
    4:00pm

    Venue: Lower Gallery
     

    Talk Session

    Boo Ritson in Conversation

     

    Former Evening Standard critic Nick Hackworth converses with Boo Ritson, whose work merges painting, sculpture, performance and photography. Ritson’s work can be seen in Poppy Sebire Gallery’s space in the Art Pavilion.

    SOLD OUT

  • Event [39]
    Saturday 19 November 2011
    4:30pm

    Venue: Art Salon
     
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    Talk Session

    The Dragon's Heart

     

    Dai Smith & John McGrath


    From the Gorsedd of Bards to the National Eisteddfod, Wales has a  history of grass roots participation. Arts Council Wales Chair Dai Smith and Director of National Theatre Wales John McGrath ask whether the rest of the UK can learn from this paradigm.

    SOLD OUT

  • Event [40]
    Saturday 19 November 2011
    5:00pm

    Venue: Lower Gallery
     

    Talk Session

    Platform

     

    Challenge the art world at the Platform, a dedicated space for you to have your say. Each slot is 10 minutes, with 5 for talk and 5 for questions. Email crunchplatform@artandideas.org with the subject line "Platform" to get your slot confirmed in advance.

    SOLD OUT

  • Event [41]
    Saturday 19 November 2011
    5:30pm

    Venue: Globe Hall
     
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    Talk Session

    Maps of Mystery

     

    Semir Zeki, Adrian Noble, Hilary Lawson. Felicity Evans chairs.

     

    Many have claimed art to be an exploration of the ineffable. Does art help us catch sight of the mystery of being alive, or do we mystify existence at our peril? 

     

    Founder of neuroesthetics Semir Zeki, renowned theatre director Adrian Noble and post-postmodern philosopher Hilary Lawson look into the unknown.

     

    SOLD OUT

  • Event [42]
    Saturday 19 November 2011
    5:30pm

    Venue: The Ring
     
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    Talk Session

    American Surreal

     

    Susan Hiller talks to Hans Ulrich Obrist

     

    Having abandoned anthropology to pursue the art of the fantastic, Susan Hiller looks back on the philosophy that has driven her forty-year career at the forefront of contemporary art with the Serpentine’s Hans Ulrich Obrist. Includes a screening of the Last Silent Movie.


    "A hugely influential figure" Nick Serota

     

     

    SOLD OUT

  • Event [43]
    Saturday 19 November 2011
    6:00pm

    Venue: Lower Gallery
     

    Talk Session

    Taken As Read

     

    Jane Wheatley


    Times critic and feature writer Jane Wheatley discusses the rise of the book club as an antidote to our atomised age and reveals some of the hidden marvels of contemporary literature.

    SOLD OUT

  • Event [45]
    Saturday 19 November 2011
    7:00pm

    Venue: The Ring
     
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    Talk Session

    Such Stuff As Dreams Are Made On

     

    Adrian Noble

     

    Former Royal Shakespeare Company artistic director Adrian Noble investigates whether the mystery and magic of Shakespeare's last plays survive in a rational age.

     

    “Stunning… Beguiling” The Stage

    SOLD OUT

  • Event [46]
    Saturday 19 November 2011
    7:00pm

    Venue: Lower Gallery
     

    Talk Session

    Crash Landings and Leaps of Faith

     

    Tom Dale

     

    Artist Tom Dale will discuss what compels us to make great gestures even in the face of inevitable disaster. Like his recent sculptures of distorted stunt ramps he will use the role of the stuntman to consider these ideological and existential questions. He will be in discussion with Art Critic and Writer Gabriel Coxhead, who recently curated 'No New Thing Under the Sun' at the Royal Academy and is a regular contributor to Time Out and the Financial Times.

    SOLD OUT

  • Event [48]
    All evening pass
    Venue: The Globe at Hay
     
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    All Evening Pass

    SATURDAY SHINDIG - all evening pass

     

    All evening pass for live and night sessions.

     

    A wild, magical cabaret night of comedy, performance, and the most danceable and exciting music around…

    SOLD OUT

  • Event [47]
    Saturday 19 November 2011
    7:30pm

    Venue: Art Salon
     

    Talk Session

    Pollock on Pollock Squared

     

    Sylvia and Francesca Pollock.


    Sylvia and Francesca Pollock take us back to the origins of Charles & Jackson Pollock’s interest in art and politics, and the events that would lead to a cultural revolution.


    ‘Utterly remarkable’ Raritan

    SOLD OUT

  • Event [49]
    Saturday 19 November 2011
    7:30pm

    Venue: The Stage
     
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    Live Session

    Chris T-T

     

    Expect heartbreaking stories, political rants and witty social commentary delivered in soaring folk anthems from "modern-day Blake" Chris T-T (Sunday Times).

     

    “The joy of Flaming Lips and the humanity of Ray Davies” – Time Out London

    SOLD OUT

  • Event [44]
    Saturday 19 November 2011
    7:30pm

    Venue: Art Salon
     
    Ben Moore: X-Rated image

    Talk Session

    Ben Moore: X-Rated

     

    ArtBelow founder and filmmaker Ben Moore has been to the throbbing heart of the American sex industry and is back to tell the tale.

     

    "Serious… Engaging" Evening Standard

    SOLD OUT

  • Event [50]
    Comedy Cabaret Triple Bill
    Venue: The Ring
     

    Live Session: Comedy

    Comedy Cabaret Triple Bill

     

    Triple bill cabaret ticket for the evening’s Ring events.

     

    • Iszi Lawrence [51]
    • Salena Godden [54]
    • Max & Ivàn are... Holmes and Watson [55]

     

    See below for full details on each act.

    SOLD OUT

  • Event [51]
    Saturday 19 November 2011
    8:15pm

    Venue: The Ring
     
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    Live Session: Comedy

    Iszi Lawrence

     

    Quirky, clever, sceptical stand-up from Time Out Recommended Iszi Lawrence served up with confidence, charm and a crackling energy that has evoked comparisons to Josie Long and Stewart Lee.

     

    “One more square kick in the b*llocks to the ‘women aren’t funny’ brigade” Snipe 

    SOLD OUT

  • Event [52]
    Saturday 19 November 2011
    8:30pm

    Venue: Globe Hall
     
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    Live Session

    Beaty Heart

     

    Drum-synth collective Beaty Heart deliver afro-inspired party pop to set hearts and minds on fire, earning comparisons to Animal Collective and Vampire Weekend.

     

    "Heady, joyous stuff" Guardian

    SOLD OUT

  • Event [53]
    Saturday 19 November 2011
    8:45pm

    Venue: The Stage
     
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    Live Session

    yoB

     

    Last seen with the electrifying Man Like Me, Dan Hayes returns to the globe with a new ensemble, promising stomping, sing-a-longs, and melancholy teetering into joy in stories about the pitfalls of modern life.

     “Billy Bragg meets Jarvis Cocker” Spider Stacy (The Pogues)

    SOLD OUT

  • Event [54]
    Saturday 19 November 2011
    9:00pm

    Venue: The Ring
     
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    Live Session: Comedy

    Salena Godden

     

    Bursting with wit and passion, the “doyenne of the spoken word scene” (BBC) descends upon Hay once again to present a new selection of poems and songs scrambled together from her colourful imagination.

     

    “Like most artists of note, there’s no one like her” Lemm Sissay

    SOLD OUT

  • Event [55]
    Saturday 19 November 2011
    9:45pm

    Venue: The Ring
     
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    Live Session: Comedy

    Max & Ivan are... Holmes and Watson

     

    Fresh from a sell-out Edinburgh run, sketch-comedy heroes Max and Ivàn transplant Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson to '20s Chicago for the dynamic duo's final thrilling escapade. Expect revenge, whiskey and javelins. 

     

    "Monsters of sketch comedy" Spoonfed

    SOLD OUT

  • Event [56]
    Saturday 19 November 2011
    10:00pm

    Venue: The Stage
     
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    Live Session

    Franz Nicolay

     

    Hot foot from New York, former creative force behind legendary Brooklyn band The Hold Steady, Franz Nicolay has been compared to Nick Cave and The Pogues.   He delivers a collision of old-school vaudeville and new world rock that bursts with lyricism, energy and warmth.

     

     “The not-so-secret weapon of the greatest rock’n’roll band in the world” Pitchfork

    SOLD OUT

  • Event [57]
    Saturday 19 November 2011
    10:30pm

    Venue: Globe Hall
     
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    Live Session

    Polinski

     

    Fresh from collaborating with The Cure’s Robert Smith, 65daysofstatic’s Paul Wolinski flies solo. Old beats meet new beats in a heady electronic dance odyssey that’s out-of-this-world.

     

    “Inexorable sonic passion… stunning” Drowned in Sound

    SOLD OUT

  • Event [58]
    Saturday 19 November 2011
    11:30pm

    Venue: Lower Gallery
     
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    Night Session

    Client (DJ Set) and Crack presents... Pardon My French

     

    11:30pm - Client


    Kate Holmes, of electro legends Client, joins us for a very special DJ set. From airline hostess to fetish fashion, no-one does sexy, sultry electro-pop like this girl. “Standout” Mail on Sunday

     

    12.30am Crack presents... Pardon My French


    The floor-filling mixes of wildly brilliant Bristol dance outfit Pardon My French have seen them storm Glastonbury, Annie Mac and The Big Chill.

     

     

    SOLD OUT

Sunday 20th November

  • Event [60]
    Sunday 20 November 2011
    10:00am

    Venue: Art Salon
     

    Talk Session

    Art Breakfast

     

    With Art Below

     

    Get a shot of inspiration with your espresso. Join the filmmaker Ben Moore for a high-impact early morning session designed to offer stimulation for those keen to get the most out of the day ahead and reflect on the talks and debates to come.

     

    Price includes breakfast, coffee and croissants.

    SOLD OUT

  • Event [61]
    Sunday 20 November 2011
    11:00am

    Venue: Globe Hall
     

    Talk Session

    Dancing With the Devil

     

    Raymond Tallis, Jake Chapman, Matthew Stone. Hilary Lawson chairs.


    Writers and artists have often treated the ethics of their time with contempt. But do they also introduce us to a new moral imagination?  Is it the responsibility of art to encourage an ethical framework, or is morality a form of convention that threatens creativity?

     

    Philosopher and physician Raymond Tallis, and artists Jake Chapman and Matthew Stone debate the value of darkness.

    SOLD OUT

  • Event [62]
    Sunday 20 November 2011
    11:30am

    Venue: The Ring
     
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    Talk Session

    Lust, Love and the Late Madame Picasso

     

    Godfrey Barker

     

    Did love and lust awaken something new in the late works of Picasso? Critic and broadcaster Godfrey Barker tells the mysterious, true tale of a seduction, a suicide, and a courtcase from beyond the grave

    SOLD OUT

  • Event [64]
    Sunday 20 November 2011
    12:00pm

    Venue: Art Salon
     
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    Talk Session

    Yes, It Really Is Beautiful!

     

    Guy Dammann


    Do we need to pretend that postmodernity never happened? Guardian and TLS music critic Guy Dammann argues that we must trick ourselves into believing in the objective truth of our tastes in order to be awakened by art’s power.

    SOLD OUT

  • Event [66]
    Sunday 20 November 2011
    12:30pm

    Venue: The Ring
     
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    Talk Session

    The Limits of Art

     

    Raymond Tallis & Julian Spalding.

     

    They met at Crunch 2010. Now physician, novelist and poet Raymond Tallis and controversial critic Julian Spalding are ready to unveil their new, radical and utterly compelling theory of art, the limits of artistic freedom, and the dangers of the status quo. Are formal constraints stultifying or liberating? Has the contemporary art world lost sight of necessary limits to artistic practice?

     

    “Illuminating” Guardian

    SOLD OUT

  • Event [65]
    Sunday 20 November 2011
    12:30pm

    Venue: Globe Hall
     
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    Talk Session

    How to Change the World

     

    Martin Kemp, Stephen Frears, Joanna Kavenna. Razia Iqbal chairs.


    From Goya to Guernica, art's power to carry political punch is clear. But can and should art be primarily engaged in political change?  Is great art necessarily too complex to be reduced to propaganda?

     

    Author of From Christ to Coke, Martin Kemp, novelist Joanna Kavenna and British film director Stephen Frears question art’s power.


     

     

     

    SOLD OUT

  • Event [67]
    Sunday 20 November 2011
    1:00pm

    Venue: Lower Gallery
     
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    Talk Session

    Crunch Lunch: Dining With The Devil

     

    Matthew Stone & Eleanor Lindsay Fynn

     

    Artists Matthew Stone and Eleanor Lindsay Fynn lead a forum discussion on the issues raised by the morning’s debate on art and ethics, Dancing with the Devil.

    SOLD OUT

  • Event [69]
    Sunday 20 November 2011
    1:30pm

    Venue: The Ring
     
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    Talk Session

    Inside The Mind's Eye

     

    Semir Zeki, Bryan Appleyard, Elisabeth Schellekens. Hilary Lawson chairs.


    Neuroscientists claim they can pinpoint the brain's creative centres. But can art and creativity be reduced to brain function?  And if artistic wakefulness is simply an extension of biology, what does this mean for our understanding of free will, truth and imagination?

     

    Founder of Neuroesthetics  Semir Zeki, philosopher of art Elisabeth Schellekens, and award-winning feature writer Bryan Appleyard investigate the limits of art and science.

    SOLD OUT

  • Event [70]
    Sunday 20 November 2011
    1:30pm

    Venue: Lower Gallery
     

    Talk Session

    New British Art Double-Bill

     

    Gallerist Will Lunn talks to artist Darren Harvey-Regan who blurs the division between photography and sculpture, followed by a screening of David Rickard’s Venice Biennale exhibited film of the performance Exhaust and a discussion with the artist.

    SOLD OUT

  • Event [71]
    Sunday 20 November 2011
    1:30pm

    Venue: Lower Gallery
     

    Talk Session

    Platform

     

    Challenge the art world at the Platform, a dedicated space for you to have your say. Slots are allocated in advance. Each slot is 10 minutes, with 5 for talk and 5 for questions. Email Emily at crunchplatform@artandideas.org to get your slot confirmed in advance.

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  • Event [73]
    Sunday 20 November 2011
    2:30pm

    Venue: Globe Hall
     
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    Talk Session

    Unpleasure

     

    Jake Chapman in conversation with Nick Hackworth


    As one half of the most consistently provocative pairing in contemporary British art, Jake Chapman is no stranger to controversy. In conversation with Paradise Row founder Nick Hackworth, Chapman reveals the inspirations behind such seminal works as Insult to Injury and Death, and the nuances of his darkly comic, pessimistic philosophy.

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  • Event [72]
    Sunday 20 November 2011
    2:30pm

    Venue: Lower Gallery
     
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    Talk Session

    I Should Be In Charge

     

    Bob and Roberta Smith.


    John Rogers’ documentary charts the rise of polemical artist Bob & Roberta Smith as they fight the power. 

    Can art save democracy? What are the limits of art’s political power?

     

    ‘Nuanced…and provocative’ Sight and Sound

     

    With a post-show discussion with the star.

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  • Event [75]
    Sunday 20 November 2011
    2:30pm

    Venue: Art Salon
     
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    Talk Session

    Abstract Graffiti

     

    Tate curator and artist Cedar Lewisohn provides a vibrant account of the outer limits of street art and graffiti that are being explored by artists in cities as diverse as London, Prague, Philadelphia and São Paulo.

     

    “Refreshing” The Rad Dad Collective

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  • Event [77]
    Sunday 20 November 2011
    3:30pm

    Venue: The Ring
     
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    Talk Session

    From Christ to Coke

     

    Martin Kemp


    What unites Che Guevara, Einstein’s brain, the Mona Lisa, and the double-helix of DNA? Oxford scholar Martin Kemp dissects the iconic images that have given rise to the modern world.

     

    “Distinguished” Prospect

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  • Event [80]
    Sunday 20 November 2011
    4:00pm

    Venue: Globe Hall
     
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    Talk Session

    New Awakenings

     

    Josie Rourke, Susan Hiller, Mark Haddon. John Tusa chairs.

     

    In the search for artistic insight, what touchstones do creators of all kinds share? Is imagination more important than knowledge, and what are the most effective tools for awakening creativity?

     

    Bestselling novelist and playwright Mark Haddon, Susan Hiller 'one of the most influential artists of her generation’ (Tate), and future artistic director of the Donmar Warehouse, Josie Rourke, discuss the rituals and processes that guide their working lives.

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  • Event [82]
    Sunday 20 November 2011
    5:30pm

    Venue: Globe Hall
     
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    Live Session

    Emily Barker & The Red Clay Halo

     

    Australian singer songwriter Emily Barker and The Red Clay Halo trio won a slew of awards including a BAFTA for their theme song Nostalgia in the BBC series Wallander.

     

    With a new album out earlier this year they have enraptured audiences at Glastonbury and Green Man with their rootsy gypsy folk and magical four part harmony vocals.  Join them for an uplifiting Sunday set to send you home in a euphoric mood.

     

    “Vocal’s that soar and arrangements that shine” BBC

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