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Bearded Kitten: 'Around The World - A Party of International Proportions' at Arcadia

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Time 21:00
Date 16/03/12
Price £15
  • Produced by Bearded Kitten
  • Price £12 (early bird), £15
  • Get ready to for the United Nations World Party!
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Ladies and Gentlemen welcome aboard Bearded Airways! An airline like no other! Please fasten your seat belts because you're going to be taken Around the World for a party of international proportions.

Passengers will travel at super-sonic speeds to seven different countries: Africa, South America, The Balkans, the USA, Japan, France and Great Britain landing at each destination to sample the best in music and cultural entertainment with headline sets from Kratfy Kuts (Great Britain), Dollar Bill (USA), The Dzebii Allstars (Africa), London School of Samba (South America), Trans-Siberian Marching Band (The Balkans) and Tim Fanucci (France) and Bearded Kitten interactive games such as Last Minute Holiday, Smash and Grab, The Conveyor belt, National Pride, Baggage Swap, Sick Bag and many more….

An unassuming venue has been transformed into an international airport, complete with the interior of a 747 airplane and its sunburned cabin crew and suave pilot. Being a thoroughly modern airport, frequent flyers can enjoy rides in the airport buggy, fine cocktails in our departure lounge, silly games in the baggage reclaim and holiday banter from our check in girls.   The Sky’s the Limit so book your trip soon! , immersive décor instillation, interactive performers, themed games, live acts

THE AEROPLANE
PASSING CLOUDS PRESENTS AFRICA
THE DZEMBII ALL-STARS
The Dzembii All-Stars are led by Kwame Natural Power – the acclaimed drummer who starred last year in FELA! The Musical. This full power drumming and acrobatics troupe perform breathtaking acrobatics to high energy djembe rhythms. Check out the FELA! link from the National Theatre!
 
DJ JACK YGLESIAS
The creative musical mastermind behind a number of front-running bands in the world music club scene including Saravah Soul, Heliocentrics, Quantic Soul Orchestra and Family Atlantica, this flute and drum maestro playsafro-dancefloor and afro-folkloric trance to party hard to.
 
MOVIMIENTOS PRESENTS SOUTH AMERICA
LONDON SCHOOL OF SAMBA
Focusing on Brazilian Samba styles the school attracts the most talented rhythmical masters from around the capital. Masters of South American fiesta carnival batty shakin’ and outrageous costumes this is an onslaught of colour and sound.
 


MOVIEMIENTOS DJS AND THEIR LEGENDARY RESIDENT CARNIVALE DANCERS
The notorious London promoters Moviementos will be mixing only the finest Latino rhythms and beats to get the crowd well and truly shaking on the dance floor, accompanied by their phenomenal Carnivale dance troupe. Ay Caramba!
 
THE SIZZLE SUITE PRESENTS THE USA
DOLLAR BILL
Evoking the style of past Mississippi blues legends and taking male multi-tasking to a whole new level, DOLLAR BILL works hand and pedal extremities to the bone in his quest to voodoo the audience good and proper with his one man brand of Stompin’ Blues. Check them out here.
 
COUNT SIZZLE
DJ Count Sizzle’s passion for old school, killer diller dance floor grooves encompasses a myriad of genres and rhythms that span 80 years of American Roots music. From the earliest Hot Jazz, Blues, Gospel, Swing, Rhythm ‘n Blues, Boogie Woogie, Bluegrass & Bop to jump jive, Rock ‘N Roll, Soul, Funk and much, much more! Remember MySpace? That's right, you can hear the sounds of Count Sizzle there - click here!  
 
DANCE THROUGH THE AGES
A dance collective that will be shaking, rattling and rolling throughout retro America’s most beloved decades.
 
GLOBAL LOCAL PRESENTS THE BALKANS
TRANS SIBERIAN MARCHING BAND
A 12-piece London based Balkan Brass Band, the likes of which you have never seen before! Their borderless bag of musical styles includes Balkan, Klezmer, Ska, Turkish, Russian, and Albanian.  Hailed as the "The Sex Pistols of Balkan Brass" by Timeout, Trans Siberian will knock your gypsy socks off. Check out their website here: www.transsiberianmarchband.com

DJ TOFU
The infamous DJ Chris Tofu is an Electro Swing pioneer, bringing this unique sound to the UK masses. His remixes of 1920s to 1950s music fuels Glastonbury staples Shangri La and Club Dada and legendary London and Brighton based club nights Electro Swing Club and White Mink. Check them out on Mixcloud here. Check them out on YouTube here.
 
TIM FANUCCI PRESENTS FRANCE
‘AVEC’ TIM FANUCCI
During the last few summers Tim has been whizzing between UK festivals and Ibiza playing some of the hottest gigs in town. With residency at Space Ibiza, Eden and Es Paradis Tim is infamous for tearing the shit out of dance floors. He has prepared a special French electro set for the party.  www.myspace.com/timfanucci
 
BEARDED KITTEN PRESENTS GREAT BRITAIN
KRAFTY KUTS www.kraftykuts.com
Martin Reeves, AKA Krafty Kuts, is without doubt one of the world’s greatest DJ's. Lauded in the UK, worshiped in Australia, acclaimed in America, where ever he plays he is guaranteed to cause a commotion with his riotous skills.  Awarded Best DJ 3 consecutive years in a row by Breakspoll and to cap it off, the richly deserved Outstanding Contribution to Breakbeat award that acknowledged his long journey to the acme of club culture. Chuffed to have him on board. www.myspace.com/djkraftykuts
 
BAGGAGE CLAIM
The baggage claim area is full of hanging exploded luggage with all their contents splashing out all over the place. Hosted by Bearded Kitten we have themed all games to the concept.

Games include.
Last minute Holiday, Smash and Grab, The Conveyor belt, National Pride, Baggage Swap, Sick Bag and many more….

DUTY FREE
No airport is complete without a bit of duty free indulgence where you can overdose on-free samples of the latest promo liquor and douse yourself in sickly perfume. Sample shots from Jim Beam Red Stag and other comic promo giveaways.

PERFORMANCE & ROAMING INTERACTIVITY
Interactive Performance
There will be a friendly team of in flight cabin crew on the premises to assist with various airport games and activities.

Airport Buggy
Reserved for first class passengers exclusively, an airport buggy will be available to speed up transfers if required.

Live Visuals.
We have commissioned a VJ to find the best footage, film clips, animations, historical moments and iconic landscapes from each country and mash them all together live when we land in each country.

Sound Installation
Announcements over the airport tannoy system, plane sound effects, take off landing and other mishaps have also been built into the experience.

About Bearded Kitten
Bearded Kitten is Seriously Silly!  Whipping crowds into frenzy they thrive on organized chaos: mud wrestling duels, bungee battles, pillow smash-ups, paint wars and tomato fights are just some of the antics you can expect.  A firm favorite with an extrovert and outrageous audience Bearded Kitten’s mantra is to make YOU the star of the show.

Bearded Kitten is also renowned for unique concept parties, themed around a particular narrative. Their last endeavor in 2011 the Forties to Noughties time-traveling party was a big smash at Concorde 2, T in the Park and Beach Breaks. Bearded Kitten won this year’s “Extra Activity Award” at the annual UK Festival Awards beating off stiff competition from Arcadia and Pyrotechnic.

................................................................................................................... COMPETITION: Win 1x Pair of tickets to attend Bearded Kitten on 16th March. To claim your tickets, send an email to Katie at katie@run-riot.com with the correct answer in the ‘subject’ box. The winner will be randomly selected.

Q:Which of these animals' young are NOT called 'kittens' ? 

A: 1) cats 2)rabbits 3)beavers 4)tigers