2017 is pretty messed up so far right? What the world needs now is art. Not, pretty distraction but angry, challenging dangerous art. A voice for the disaffected, a challenge to the dominant narrative and a break from relentless manipulation. We need a new scene.
The Half Bap is an old name for the Cathedral Quarter, so named because the people who lived there could only afford half a Belfast Bap. We’ll NOT be a high end cabaret with top hats and velvet curtains, in the true spirit of cabaret we’ll be alternative, rowdy and of the people.
We will celebrate new and established artists in an informal cabaret set up in the spirit of experimentation and alternative view points. In the face of local and international bullshit we are creating a safe space to foster alternative art forms and build a community of artistic resistance. And we plan to have a good laugh doing it.
Joining compare Graeme Watson for our first show will bring together the talents of Drum Circle master turned chaotic comedian Jo Loughlin, Ginger Top Troubadour Tony Wright, All Ireland Poetry Slam Champion Rory Jones and the one man Insane Clown Posse Ken Fanning.
There will be games, there will be audience participation, there will be craic, but there won’t be no velvet curtains.