The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #90920   Message #1737095
Posted By: GUEST
10-May-06 - 08:53 AM
Thread Name: The Sultans Elephant - London, May 4-7
Subject: RE: The Sultans Elephant - London, May 4-7
It took the organisers Artichoke 3 years to put it all together including raising the funding - 1.5 million 70% of that was from the arts council. The show was supposed to happen last september but was cancelled due to the bombings.

I did hear some noises from people moaning about ther money spent but on the back of the event was a fundraising do in aid of deprived kids - The guests were rich business types 9 million was raised .

As someone who works in street theatre I was enthralled by the show the vision behind it and most of all the sense of community in `London with people hanging out - actually talking to each other and the sheer joyfulness of the event. It also showed me that money is available for street arts - if you have the vision and the will to create shows.

If you want a copy of the soundtrack , I suggest you contact artichoke
artichoke@artichokeproductions.co.uk

They also may know where the show goes next.

Great pictures Sean.

My feet are still sore

Martin