REFRACT:19 at Waterside

What's on?

A  ten day summer programme bursting with experiential performance, music and events to challenge visitors of all ages to see things differently.

Refract:19 runs from Thursday 18 to Saturday 27 July, bringing together a carefully curated programme jilted from convention.

WireDo

WireDo

Daring tightwire stunts combined with Moisala’s captivating presence and skilled rope manipulation offer an unprecedented spectacle. WireDo tells a mesmerizing ...

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Minute Taker: Wolf Hours

Minute Taker: Wolf Hours

In two special performances for Refract:19, Minute Taker will be premiering brand new songs from his upcoming third album, along ...

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Joshua Ward

Joshua Ward

Musician, composer and producer Joshua Ward works primarily with electronics, exploring notions of the real and the unreal through collaboration, ...

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Re:flect

Re:flect

Re:flect is an interactive experience created and curated by Chloe Knights and Ella Boston. As people step into the space, ...

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Adrift

Adrift

A raft in the middle of the ocean. Two women on board, lost in the high seas. An intimate and ...

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MiniFest

MiniFest

MiniFest is a fun musical experience for children that adults will love too! Bring your Mini ones and get some ...

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Golden Years Caravan

Golden Years Caravan

Art with Heart invite you for a brew inside the Golden Years Caravan to experience a series of artworks created ...

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See-Through

See-Through

All you need is a camera, an internet connection and something to say. Part documentary, part live performance, part parody, ...

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Catching Comets

Catching Comets

Toby discovers a comet hurtling towards Earth, so begins his mission to save the world. But he’s knocked off course ...

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Charlie Dewhurst

Charlie Dewhurst

Charlie Dewhurst's musicality, vocal style and songwriting maturity wowed the audience during Refract18, and this year he returns to play ...

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Beach Body Ready

Beach Body Ready

Shaving? Tanning? Over-exercising? Cabbage-Souping? Starving? Don't bother. We're not. Grab your pals and your biscuits and watch Beach Body Ready!

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BOAR

BOAR

Armed with just himself and a chair, Lewis Doherty presents BOAR. A one man fantasy adventure tale. Prepare for arrows ...

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SLIME

SLIME

Being a slug is hard. Everyone thinks you’re disgusting. Slug and Caterpillar are starving, and the only leaf left in ...

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Space Rebel Princess

Space Rebel Princess

A fearless young princess raised for royalty but not for rocketry, dreams of becoming an astronaut. Outsmarting the confines of ...

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Lindblad

Lindblad

Lindblad is a London-based musician, composer, producer and director from West Lancashire. A classical pianist by training, his self-produced work ...

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Landscapes

Landscapes

Sit inside Mimika’s beautiful hand made tent and experience an intimate, magical and quite unique theatre presentation which will enchant ...

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First Time

First Time

HIV+ queer artist and activist, Nathaniel Hall presents a funny and frank one-man show about attempting to stay positive in ...

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Silent DisGlo

Silent DisGlo

Enjoy the legendary OKS Silent DisGlo experience, with a magical neon dance floor wonderland under the UV lights and a ...

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Grace Petrie

Grace Petrie

Grace Petrie’s unique takes on life, love and politics, and the warmth and wit with which they are delivered, have ...

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Altergaze

Altergaze

Influenced by such acts as Cocteau Twins, The Cure, Beach House and MBV, Altergaze is the new project of singer-songwriter, ...

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Captive

Captive

Four dancers perform this exciting blend of dance, acrobatics and aerial work inside a large cage. Disorientated and shaken, the ...

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FaxFiction

FaxFiction

In FaxFiction, six writers have created six brand-new short stories focusing on these old technologies, and they will perform their ...

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MAMA RACHO

MAMA RACHO

Formed in early 2018, Mama Racho are an enigmatic sextet. Originating from the city’s squat party scene, their rise has ...

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