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Ad: 31.01.08

Dear Friends

next Thursday January 31st at 7.30 pm sees the launch of the first of my Peachy Coochy Nites in the Bar at Toynbee Studios. Tickets £5.00

more details + map here:

http://www.artsadmin.co.uk/projects/project.php?id=211

David Gale’s Peachy Coochy Nites

Just a projector and 20 images. Just 20 seconds per image. During those 20 seconds the Presenter talks about the image. So simple. So precise. So demanding. This is the Peachy Coochy Way.

David Gale, ever keen to launch a nationwide performance must-have, is to curate a series of Peachy Coochy events at ArtsAdmin’s new, stylish yet reassuring Bar. Each event features five Coocheurs, or Presenters, drawn from many walks of life. Each Coocheur will compose a verbal response to 20 images of their choice. The images need not be narratively linked but randomness is frowned upon. Thematic associations are embraced. Each presentation lasts 6 minutes and 40 seconds. There will be gaps between presentations for drinking and light conversation.

It might be that a typical Peachy Coochy event contains contributions from, say, a reliable yet inevitably narcissistic performer, a lepidopterist, a nun, a surgeon, a robber. We shall see. I can’t wait, personally.

David Gale, something of a Black Belt in these matters, will both compere and present in the course of the novel and fabulous evening.

We have five Coocheurs, including myself, lined up. I have no idea what the others will do.

Please come along, if only to be able to say “I was there when David launched a popular art’n’ entertainment form that toppled karaoke.”

Some of you, pleased by the first Nite, may wish to compose your own presentations. See me afterwards.

all the best

David

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