Little Wolf Parade are excited to announce that our friends from HOME FOR WAIFS AND STRAYS Birmingham are coming with seven emerging/early career artists/performers/creative practitioners to perform here in Nottingham.

All the selected artists are developing art that is live and considered innovative

coming out of the West Midlands NOW!


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Hosted at G.A.L // GuerillArtLab, 25 Broad St, Hockley, Nottingham, NG1 3AP

Book your free ticket to secure entry on Friday via

A suggested donation of £5 on the door PWYC as this helps pay artists and keep the space running.

Some of the activity shall happen in SCREEN 22 Cinema space and outside the venue.

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In March 2016 the team at HFWAS put out a public call for “Homegrown Artist Development Programme” an exciting opportunity for artists/performers/creative practitioners from across the West Midlands.

We absolutely love the team from HFWAS – all artists in their own right and wonderful human beings – warm and generous in art and life. Read more on co-directors Kate Spence and Aleks Wojtulewicz 


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Image by Nick Hynan  


Check his past artwork here from Fierce festival.


The mentors for the HFWAS project are some of the most innovative and exciting live artists currently working in the UK. Check them out below.

Adam Young………………….
Anne Bean………………………
Antonio Roberts………………
Lauren Barri Holstein…………
Madeleine Botet De Lacaze……
Martin O Brien…………………
Ria Jade Hartley………………

Additionally the mentored artists will tour their art work across the U.K.

27th May Little Wolf Parade Nottingham

at G.A.L GuerillArtLab Gallery Nottingham.
11th June Steak House Live London
22nd July Live Art Bistro Leeds
9th September Vivid Projects Birmingham


SO JOIN US ON 27TH MAY FROM 7PM TO LATE AT GAL // GuerillArtLab Nottingham for an evening of performance based art work from the West Midlands! If you can’t make that date – check out the other tour dates and try to make one – you will not be disappointed! HFWAS had loads of submissions and selected 7 of the most interesting and talented upcoming artists from diverse range of artistic practice.


Screen shot 2016-05-24 at 19.23.43Albert Smith is a baker, nurse, comedian and performer that loves to use the metaphors of bread making to explore his ideas.

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Andy Howlett is an artist and filmmaker who is interested in exploring the city he lives in, teasing out the hidden narratives of the streets and making art from the findings. A preoccupation with the moving image prevails and the artist is seeking new ways to explore the possibilities of cinema as a live medium.

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Caitlin Griffiths is a visual artist based in the West Midlands working in video, text and performance. Driven by a primary desire to understand herself and her place in the world she creates situations for other people to understand themselves better, through conversations, performances and formal exchanges of stories.



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China Dethcrash is a swamp witch, performer and storyteller formed of the dirt of the Yorkshire Moors.







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Hayley Frances is a practicing theatre maker, writer and performance artist. Starting her artistic career as a performance poet, her creative writing and productions have begun to evolve from a one woman stage presence, to experimental performances that submerge the audience into the heart of a story. She is the founder and artistic director of IMPE.Productions, an immersive production company creating multi-sensory theatrical experiences.

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Sebastian H­W (MX:UK) is a live artist based in the West Midlands and the South­East whose work explores identity, memory, technology, interactivity and the body, through expanded and experimental approaches to live performances, audience experiences and action ­based interventions.


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Myah Jeffers is a writer and theatre maker based in Birmingham. She has created and presented work with Birmingham REP, Talawa Theatre, Theatre Royal Stratford East, mac Birmingham, The Roundhouse, Battersea Arts Centre and the BBC. As an advocate for art for social change, her work to date explores themes of feminism, representation, mental health and sexuality. She is currently developing her first solo performance, ‘womb’, which fuses poetry and theatre to follow the ramblings, thoughts and decisions of a pubescent girl who is coming to terms with her sexual desires.



See you at GAL for HOMEGROWN!!!


Additionally….we definitely will be heading over to Birmingham to the HFWAS talks over summer, all of the talks are open to the public and will take place at Vivid Projects, Minerva Works, Digbeth, Birmingham. Tickets will be £3 on the door.

Producing by Aaron Wright …………..8th June
Documenting by Manuel Vason ……..13th July
Making by Ria Jade Hartley …………..10th August
Funding by Helga Henry ………………17th August

HFWAS have been supported and funded for this project with the support of Jerwood Charitable Foundation (JCF) and Arts Council England.