2020+1 Programme

Pageant for Gallivants

2 July-8 August 2021

Outdoor arts and heritage trail

2020+1 artist Mandy McIntosh has reimagined and reformatted a people’s procession into an extraordinary multi-location public artwork. Arbroath will host these works and micro-events during July. Pageant for Gallivants is a dispersed, atomised public artwork weaving playful and engaging visual narratives directly into the shop windows and fabric of the town. The audience will become the player processing from point-to-point safely under their own steam, exploring outdoor installations, pop-up micro-events and geo-located audio.

Pageant for Gallivants turns Arbroath into a mise-en-scene of surprising stories inspired by the Town’s history along with enterprising poetic interventions that animate a vision for the future. 

Picking up from the multi-faceted creative and industrious work that had been achieved in the lead up to 2020 celebrations, McIntosh reconnected and has been working remotely with a creative team of community groups and contributing artists. Pageant for Gallivants invites many voices to celebrate the town as a shared public space.

Following Scottish Government guidelines, events, installations and performances have been programmed to adapt to the restrictions whilst putting culture in the heart of the community. Micro-events, performances and outdoor projections will be announced closer to July.

During this event...

Monumental Youth Future Relic

A short film by Mandy McIntosh Monumental Youth Future Relic is a short presentation video collage by Mandy McIntosh. Mandy was working as lead artist for Arbroath 2020 Pageant Procession and is now reworking it into Arbroath Town Pageant Trail. During winter and up to lockdown Mandy had been creating spectacular pageant puppets and costumes with community groups and schools. These will all feature next year as part of Arbroath Town Pageant Trail.

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