29 & 30 August

Read through all artists’ bios and show copy here: https://issuu.com/glasgowbuzzcut/docs/buzzcut_forest_fringe_programme_2_f/1?e=0

All day


Friday 28th August
14.00 – 20.00 // Selina Thompson, Race Cards // The Cutting Room (durational)

Saturday 29th August
13.00 – 14.00 // Louise Orwin, A Girl and A Gun // Studio
14.00 – 20.00 // Selina Thompson, Race Cards // The Cutting Room (durational)
15.30 – 16.30 // Jo Hellier and Yas Clarke, Flood Plans // Studio
18.00 – 19.00 // McCulloch and Black, Fermented Ink (Vol.2) // Studio
20.00 – 21.00 // Scottee, Party Piece // Studio (Forest Fringe programme)
21.30 – 22.30 // Eilidh MacAskill, STUD // Main Hall

Sunday 30th August
12.30 – 18.30 // Selina Thompson, Race Cards // The Cutting Room (durational)
13.00 – 16.00 // Susannah Hewlett, The Erinsborough Fringe // Studio (durational)
17.00 – 18.00 // McCulloch and Black, Fermented Ink (Vol.2) // Studio
18.45 – 19.45 // Jo Hellier and Yas Clarke, Flood Plans // Studio
19.30 – 22.30 // TJB/FKA, 2 < 4 : AIR // TBC

20:30 – 21:30 // Louise Orwin, A Girl and A Gun // Studio

21.45 – 22.45 // Eilidh MacAskill, STUD // Main hall

How on earth are you? Really excellent we hope!


We are BUZZCUT, a collaboration between two friends and artists based in Glasgow, dedicated to opening up radical new opportunities for the development of experimental performance practice in Scotland. We have presented four annual 5-day festivals and worked with lots of different organisations to create other events throughout the year.

We are totally chuffed to be working with our good pals Forest Fringe again and to be presenting this exceptional weekend of performance from a group of artists who we have been supporting this year. Half of them are based in Scotland, half of them are from elsewhere in the UK. All of the artists showed early versions of their work at BUZZCUT festival and then came with us on a residency in the Scottish highlands funded by the Jerwood Charitable Foundation.

Here at BUZZCUT we strongly believe in investigating and opening up ideas what live-art can be and who it can be for. These artists bring a diverse and thorough range of practices and we can’t wait to be with them and YOU!

All our love, BUZZCUT x
All our love, Nick and Rosana x


This is the only thing you should sign and share today… or any day!



//An update from Buzz-land // post-festival residency supported by Jerwood Charitable Foundation//

Hello glorious folks… we hope that you’re doing mega, mega well!


We, Nick and Rosana, Rosana and Nick, team Buzzcut, wanted to say thank you massively to everyone involved in any way at Buzzcut. If you were an audience, if you were an artist, if you were a volunteer, if you were a passer-by or if you were Glaswegian… we were all in that room together, and there’s no denying that! It was a community, and we will see its like again! Massive, massive love.

We wanted to share some information with you about a new residency and onward support project we are in the process of, funded by the Jerwood Charitable Foundation…

As organisers of Buzzcut, we often run off to do our own projects immediately after the festival and we also tend to have differing types of personal mini-breakdowns post-fest, ha! In the past we have also felt like the very strong artist community that is present at Buzzcut is something we recognise and something we are keen to develop more fully beyond the festival.

Often in artists’ applications for the festival they speak about how they see BUZZCUT as an opportunity to get lots of feedback and have discussions surrounding their burgeoning piece/practice. We think that this does happen at the festival, but is probably sometimes lost a little bit in the effin’-chaos of the high octane festival energy. We wouldn’t ever want to limit that chaos and energy during the festival, so we put together this residency proposal, asking ourselves what would be the most ideal situation for discussing and supporting artists’ work, and sent it off to Jerwood Charitable Foundation. We were considering the easily accessible and vast, open landscapes in Scotland, we were thinking about creating a space which wouldn’t be rushed and we were hoping to find a meaningful group experience. We were de-bloody-lighted to be granted the funding!

When we were looking through all the applications to the festival, we were keeping in mind the other residency project and waiting for certain things to come up in why they had applied to Buzzcut. Things like whether or not this was the first time they had showed the piece, if it was a new collaboration or if it was the beginning of a much longer inquiry. At that point back in January we contacted the artists directly and started planning a bit of what the experience might be.

Immediately after the festival, we ventured 3 hours north to a pretty ridiculous, posher than posh, post-colonial semi-nightmare/semi-dream house called Glentromie Lodge. We were with a group of artists who’d shown new works at Buzzcut and they are: Louise Orwin, Selina Thompson, Thomas McCulloch and Steph Black, Eilidh MacAskill, FK Alexander and Thomas John Bacon, Susannah Hewlett, Jo Hellier and Yas Clarke. We also invited Richard Layzell as a group facilitator and Veronica (Buzzcut dream-chef and best pal) on the food duties.

The 10 day period up north allowed enough space for each artists to receive a morning’s feedback in the way that they were happy for. In the afternoons we would go for walks, stare at open fires, learn how to use bits of technology we owned but couldn’t function and took naps… It should be mentioned that we didn’t do everything together at the same time 🙂

Speaking solely for the two of us, we’ve come back with a strong sense of what Buzzcut was last month… and we have a powerful vision for what it will be in the future. Beautifully, we’re in a position of knowing that Buzzcut ain’t coming to any sort of end any time soon… next year will be our fifth (FIFTH!?) annual festival and we’ve got some hella-mega plans to start working on, basically from now 🙂

We’re also aware that the the residency feels like a pretty essential thing, so we’ll probably start seeking out the ways to do it again next year.

In the meantime, the artists from this residency experience will continue on their processes with this work and we will be putting together a really exciting event in Edinburgh this August… so watch this space!

And in the mean-meantime… look at this amazing picture from the last day of the residency. Richard Layzell is in an actual elephant’s foot/umbrella holder! Thomas Bacon, we’re sorry you missed this pic… so we have edited a pic of you into it. Can you see where? It’s very subtle 🙂

Ok… here at BUZZCUT HQ we’re sending out massive, massive, massive smoochy smoochies.

We love you xx
Nick and Rosana and the whole BUZZCUT team xx


Online brochure :)

Her is our online beautifully crafted brochure lovely folks 🙂 x

If you would like us to email you a pdf, then drop us a line on glasgowbuzzcut@gmail.com and you can have it for yourself!



We are pleased to be able to share with you the daily schedules for the total bonanza that is going to be //BUZZCUT// festival 2015!!! You can see them listed above on different pages in a slightly weird order. (thank you wordpress free blog)

The festival is based at the Pearce Institute in Govan. Most days will begin with either a talk or workshop in the morning, then a programme of performances throughout the afternoon and evening, and later on we will be taking the festival to some of our favourite city centre Glasgow haunts to continue the conversations and party into the night…

All day at the Pearce Institute Stereo will be serving up delicious food and drinks from a special pop-up bar inside the venue, and we’re mega excited by a new collaboration with Babu Bombay Street Kitchen, who will be serving hot indian street food from a trailer outside – YOWZA!

Soon we will be publishing a full online programme with all the info and images about individual performances and artists, but get in touch if you want more info about anything at this point 🙂

If you want to come, all you need to do is come! No pre-booking required, and everything is pay-what-you-can.

S E E  Y O U  T H E R E ! ! !

//PROGRAMME 2015//

Boom boom BOOM! Here it is! The full programme for //BUZZCUT// 2015 is now visible, alive, online, for your eyes, ears and heart! Remember there are no tickets that need to be bought to come to //BUZZCUT// – as always, just turn up and get involved from the 18th – 22nd March 2015 at The Pearce Institute in Govan! Full schedule and more info on all the shows will be released closer to the festival 🙂

One or two quick things to mention:
– The whole event is pay-what-you-can and this goes straight to the artists

– All the spaces we are using within the Pearce Institute are on the ground floor, which are all wheelchair accessible

We’re really delighted to be sharing it with you all, and it’s time to start getting excited about what will be an absolutely HUGE 5 DAYS! This year we’ve accepted more work than ever before, and it’s gonna be aff-the-hook! We can’t wait to spend the time with you! Do share on this link if you want to help spread the word!

Love //BUZZCUT// xx

Here’s a list in absolutely no order:

Nic Green

Sh!t Theatre

Eggs Collective

Deb Jones

The Near Triad

Figs in Wigs

Brian Lobel + Catherine Long

Ciara McKeon

Lou Brodie + Tashi Gore

Richard Layzell

Stephanie Elaine Black + Thomas McCulloch

jamie lewis hadley

The Moptops

Eilidh MacAskill

Action Hero

Emilia Weber + Claire Healy

I’m With You

Ira Brand

Minty Donald + Nick Millar

immigrants and animals (Jamila Johnson-Small + Mira Kautto)

Harry Wilson

Jo Hellier

Shilpa T-Hyland

Haranczak/Navarre (Karen Christopher and Sophie Grodin)

Conor Baird

Kitty Fedorec

Louise Orwin

Mamoru Iriguchi

Melanie Jame Wolf

Harry Giles

Nicola Canavan

TJB/FKA (Thomas John Bacon / F K Alexander)

Pablo Pakula

Philip Stanier

Robert Hesp

Sleepwalk Collective

Sylvia Rimat

Diane Torr

Jenna Watt

Laurie Brown

Kris Canavan

Steven Anderson

None Of Us Is Yet A Robot

Joe Wild

Edward Crawley 

River Lin 

Selina Thompson

Susannah Hewlett

Aby Watson + Ellie Dubois

Hellen Burrough + Philip Bedwell


Jenny Lynn

Kel Glaister

Taylor Kindersley (Drew Taylor and Paul Kindersley)

Aleks Wojtulewicz

Liz Clarke

Siriol Joyner

Adam Young

Claire Burke

Adam York Gregory + Gillian Lees

Janice Parker


Oh yes!

Here we are!

What a thrill!

How are you? We hope you are doing great!


We are Nick Anderson and Rosana Cade, two friends and performance makers who run BUZZCUT, which is a performance and live-art festival that happens annually in Glasgow and we’re very, very happy to be returning for our fourth 5-day performance festival!

//BUZZCUT// is a collaboration between two artists in Glasgow dedicated to creating exciting, supportive environments for artists and audiences to experiment with live performance.

//BUZZCUT// looks to open up new spaces for performance to happen, to bring new audiences to live art, and to create new opportunities for artists to make and share work.

//BUZZCUT// is about sharing; sharing food, sharing ideas and support, opening up doors and sharing homes.

//BUZZCUT// is about knowing we can be lateral… and actively disobeying hierarchies.


We are totally buzzed to announce that we’ll be returning to The Pearce Institute in Govan for 2015’s festival. In the past we have changed venues each year, but we had a really spectacular time in The PI last year and we’re mega-enthusiastic about taking the work into the building and community again! For those of you who were there last year, you’ll be seeing whole new sides to the building this year and we think we may have also discovered how to turn off the heating 😉

BUZZCUT will be taking place from Wednesday 18th – Sunday 22nd March 2015

We programme the festival by sending out this open-call for applications and then working with our artist mentors to select which of the applications seems to be most relevant for this time and for this event. This year we won’t be accepting applications from people who are currently in undergraduate education. If you’d like further details on this then do get in touch… and of course we’d love for you to come and get involved in the festival in other ways!

Buzzcut is devoted to supporting artists who engage with a live-practice, who are passionate about experimental processes and whose work questions what performance can be and what it can look like.
So, in the spirit of total transparency, we are currently applying for funding for next year’s festival. We’re applying to Creative Scotland to support the whole festival, and it’s the first time we’ve relied fully on their (pending) support. We are expecting to get our answer from them in mid-January. If our application isn’t accepted, we can’t see exactly how to do the festival… However! We are deciding to believe that the application WILL be successful and we hope this slight level of uncertainty doesn’t put you off applying!

Yes, this is exactly what it feels like to be ‘flying by the seat of our pants’… but we hope you can trust us that we’ll work tirelessly to make it happen! If we are successful, we’ll be covering:

// Full travel costs paid by us //

// Large free lunch events every day of the festival for artists, our team and all traveling delegates to sit down together at the beginning of the day //

// Documentation of your work //

// Free accommodation in a Glasgow resident’s home – these people are always known and trusted by our organisational team //

// A large presence of UK-wide producers, festival programmers/venues and artist-led organisations who will see your work and be available to talk about it if you’d like to //

// The possibility of seeing all the other work in the 5-day festival for free //

// Finally, a welcoming, warm, and friendly environment to show your work in and become part of a community! //
// We are also planning to employ a pay-what-you-can system during the festival, which will go directly back to artists //

You can get the application form on the // APPLICATION FORM: 2015! // page of this website 🙂

Please send the completed application form to glasgowbuzzcut@gmail.com along with a copy of your performance c.v. by the end of Friday 5th December 2014.

All our love, Nick and Rosana x
All the love, BUZZCUT x


THAT’S RIGHT… This Friday we are thrilled to be installing ourselves at Out of the Blue Drill Hall in Leith as part of the tremendous Forest Fringe Programme.

Between 11am – 10pm we will be presenting a large scale ‘5 MINUTES TO MOVE ME’ event in the main hall. This will involve a wide range of Scotland based artists sharing work for 1 audience member at a time, across a table, lasting 5 minutes. To get involved in this you can just turn up on the day and we’ll show you what to do! And it’s all free! Lovely.

We are totally brimming with joy and anticipation about the new Govan based young performance company THE MOPTOPS performing as part of this event with:

Where Have All the Children Gone?
Inspired by the amazing work at Buzzcut festival, the Moptops have been painting their faces, making celebrations for each other, deciding what love smells like, following clues and playing games around Govan. They have created things and destroyed things. And today they want to get some answers if only you will play along?

VERY EXCITINGLY at 10pm we will be presenting Claire Cunningham’s ‘Give me a reason to live’ in the studio space.

A live memorial to the disabled and mentally ill victims of the Nazi Aktion T4 euthanasia program and disabled victims of the current UK government’s so-called ‘welfare reform’, Give me a reason to live is a test of body, and of faith.
Supported by the Bosch 500 Foundation, Dance Umbrella, Comune di Bassano del Grappa, La Briqueterie, D.ID Dance Identity, Festival CEMENT (NL), Dansateliers Rotterdam, The Work Room (Glasgow) and Dance House (Glasgow).

Claire Cunningham is a performer and creator of multi-disciplinary performance based in Glasgow.  Originally a classically-trained singer, she began to explore dance in 2005, after working with US choreographer Jess Curtis. A self-identifying disabled artistCunningham’s work is often rooted in the study and use/misuse of her crutches, and the exploration of the potentiality of her own specific physicality, with a conscious rejection of traditional dance techniques (developed for non-disabled bodies) or the  attempt to move with the pretense of a body or aesthetic other than her own.

BOOK TICKETS HERE: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/820023 There will also be some spaces available to book on the day.

S E E   Y O U  T H E R E  ! ! !

Anthony Schrag free DIY workshop w/ LADA + The Arches

Hiya cherubs!

We are positively pumped and thrilled to be hosting the maaaaaarvellous Anthony Shrag for his DIY 11 workshop. This is a workshop for artists from all over the UK who are wondering about what the benefits of being a bit of an arsehole might be 🙂

There’s another super thing about all this, and it’s that we’re partnering with Live Art Development Agency for the second time, and also collaborating with The Arches in order to have this workshop. Follow the link below for full details.


Remember… it’s free and will be EXCELLENT 🙂

Read through all the DIY 11 workshops as you can apply for as many as you like and they all happen at different times across the UK!


Oh look at this… !!!

Here’s a link to all the beautiful images, copies and other info ahead of Wednesday 23rd’s opening day of BUZZCUT !

Big looooove xx





IT’S VERY NEAR GOVAN SUBWAY STATION. HERE’S A MAP: https://maps.google.co.uk/maps?oe=utf-8&client=firefox-a&ie=UTF-8&q=The+Pearce+Institute&fb=1&gl=uk&hq=the+pearce+institute&cid=16569915754218935943&ei=hTg8U56zDsanhAfo9YCoDQ&ved=0CJoBEPwSMAo


14:30 – ongoing(Installation and 1-on-1, sign up for slots) and you will find yourself again only in the simple and forgotten things – amy rosa The Bridges Room
14:30 – ongoing(Installation and 1-on-1, sign up for slots) NICE Healing – Louise Ahl Room 31
14:30 – ongoing(1-on-1) 5 Minutes to Move Me – Edward Crawley The Cafe
14:30 – ongoing(Installation) small things* – Tom Frankland The Cafe
17:45 – 18:00 Festival Welcome! The Cafe
18:00 – 18:45 I hope you never love anyone as much as I love you – Kim Donohoe and Ellie Dubois The Mary Barbour
19:00 – 19:20 You Don’t Come Alone – Conor Baird The Vestibule
19:30 – 19:40 THIS, HERE I – Silvia Ziranek The Cafe
20:00 – 20:45 Britney Spears custody battle vs. Zeus in swan rape shocker – Lucy Hutson The Mary Barbour
21:15 – 21:25 Sing It! Spirit of Envy! – Rachel Mars Brechin’s
21:30 – Ongoing PUBBUZZ – Late night entertainment Brechin’s


13:00 – ongoing(1-on-1) We Dream of Starlight: Episode 1- The Dotted Q The Bridges Room
13:00 – ongoing (Installation and 1-on-1, sign up for slots) NICE Healing – Louise Ahl Room 31
13:00 – ongoing (1-on-1) 5 Minutes to Move Me – Andrew Simpson The Cafe
13:00 – ongoing(Installation and performance moments) DANAIDS! – The Female Horde – Cara Berger The Cafe
13:00 – 17:00(Installation) Karōshi (過労死)Trans. “death from overwork” – Amy Conway The Square Space
14:00 – 15:00 Sporopollen – Veale and Rigg Outdoor*
15:30 – 16:15 BIG MAN – Peter Lannon The Mary Barbour
16:45 – 17:30 small things* – Tom Frankland The Vestibule
17:45 – 18:30 Karōshi (過労死)Trans. “death from overwork” – Amy Conway The Mary Barbour
18:45 – 18:55 Sing It! Spirit of Envy! – Rachel Mars The Cafe
19:00 – 19:30 Bad Manners – Maxwell McCarthy The Vestibule
19:45 – 19:55 THIS, HERE II – Silvia Ziranek The Cafe
20:00 – 21:00 Pretty Ugly – Louise Orwin The Mary Barbour
21:00 – ongoing PUBBUZZ – Late night entertainment Brechin’s


11:00 – 12:00 Artsadmin Bursary Surgery The Cafe
12:45 – 18:45(Installation) Slap Talk – Action Hero The Vestibule
13:00 – ongoing(Installation) Open Barbers Pop-Up Salon – Open Barbers The Bridges Room
13:00 – ongoing(1-on-1, sign up for slots) Exposure – Jo Bannon Room 31
13:00 – ongoing (1-on-1) Five Minutes to Move Me – Thomas McCulloch The Cafe
13:00 – ongoing(1-on-1, sign up for slots) Hurtling – Greg Wohead Outdoor*
13:30 – 16:00(30 minute slots for 15 people at a time) Gorge: Service – I’m With You The Mary Barbour
17:00 – 18:00 We, Object – Figs in Wigs The Mary Barbour
19:00 – 19:30 Give me a reason to live – Claire Cunningham The Mary Barbour
19:45 – 19:55 THIS, HERE III – Silvia Ziranek The Cafe
20:00 – 21:00 A Conversation – Nigel Barret and Louise Mari The Vestibule
21:00 – ongoing PUBBUZZ – Late night entertainment Brechin’s


12:45 – 14:00(limited capacity) DANCE CLASS: a performance – Gillie Kleiman The Mary Barbour
13:00 – ongoing (Installation) Total Eclipse of the Head – Ella Good and Nicki Kent Outdoor in caravan
13:00 – ongoing(Installation) DYKE – FMIN The Bridges Room
13:00 – ongoing (Installation) Black Hole – Steve Slater Room 31
13:00 – ongoing(1-on-1) Five Minutes to Move Me – Victoria Bianchi The Cafe
13:00 – ongoing(1-on-1) you have to forgive me, you have to forgive me, you have to forgive me – Brian Lobel The Cafe
13:00 – 13:45(limited capacity) Male – David Sheppeard The Vestibule
14:00 – ongoing(slots for 10 people at a time) Team of the Decades – Will Dickie Outdoor, Elder Park,(Meet in the Cafe)
14:45 – 15:15 What difference does it make? – Culture Device Dance Project The Mary Barbour
15:45 – 16:30 Banton to Govan, Jar by Jar – Holly Rumble and John Boursnell The Vestibule
16:45 – 17:15 Machinery’s Handbook – Laura Bradshaw The Mary Barbour
17:30 – 17:45 All By Myself – Katy Baird The Vestibule
18:15 – 19:00 I See A Change Is Gonna Come – Greg McLaren The Vestibule
19:15 – 19:30 THIS, HERE IV – Silvia Ziranek The Cafe
19:30 – 20:45 Number 1, The Plaza – GETINTHEBACKOFTHEVAN The Mary Barbour
21:00 – ongoing PUBBUZZ – Late night entertainment Brechin’s


11:30 – 13:00 Pedigree Chums – Steve Nice and Sus Hewlett The Mary Barbour
14:00 – ongoing(Installation) Analogue – Laurie Brown The Bridges Room
14:00 – ongoing(1-on-1, sign up for slots) Gold Piece – Peter McMaster Room 31
14:00 – ongoing(1-on-1) Five Minutes to Move Me – Aby Watson The Cafe
14:00 – 18:00 I want to blow up the Palace of Holyroodhouse (for art) – Harry Giles The Cafe
14:00 – ongoing Total Eclipse of the Head – Ella Good and Nicki Kent Outdoor in caravan
14:00 – 15:15(limited capacity) DANCE CLASS: a performance – Gillie Kleiman The Mary Barbour
14:15 – 15:00(limited capacity) Male – David Sheppeard The Vestibule
16:00 – 16:45 Relax. Don’t Do it. – Rebel Jam The Vestibule
17:00 – 17:45 Sisyphus Dreaming – Paul Michael Henry The Mary Barbour
18:15 – 19:00 Now that’s what I call a Tribute – Cool Hunting The Vestibule
19:30 – 19:45 THIS, HERE V – Silvia Ziranek The Cafe
20:00 – 20:45 Fox Solo – Foxy and Husk The Mary Barbour
21:30 – 2:00 Nothing Matters When We’re Dancing – Closing party with special guests Stereo


All day installation The Conference Call of the Birds – Eilidh MacAskill The Cafe
All day installation A spoonful – Lou Brodie and Tashi Gore The Cafe
Varying start times,durational performance DSTRY/YR/SLF – F/K/ALEXANDER The Courtyard
Various slots An Clutha: Where Place Takes Change – Nic Green Outdoor*

*For all outdoor performances meet in the Cafe












Hello lovely people!

We’re really excited to be able to announce our programme for //BUZZCUT 2014// April 23rd – 27th 

It’s also a joy to be supported by the glorious folks at the Jerwood Charitable Foundation, and now also University of Chichester, Department of Theatre. YAS!

There’ll be lots more info coming soon, but in the meantime… here’s a really big, exciting list 🙂

All our love, Buzzcut x

Ella Good and Nicki Kent

FK Alexander

Greg Wohead

Veale and Rigg

Will Dickie

Conor Baird

Brian Lobel

Paul Michael Henry

Rachel Mars and Verity Standen

Cara Berger

David Sheppeard

Louise Ahl

I’m With You

Lou Brodie + Tashi Gore

Gillie Kleiman

Aby Watson

Holly Rumble + John Boursnell

Andrew Simpson

Lucy Hutson

Victoria Bianchi

Maxwell McCarthy

Laura Bradshaw

Tom Frankland

Claire Cunningham

Action Hero

Peter McMaster

Cool Hunting

Steve Slater

Nigel and Louise

Amy Conway

Figs in Wigs

Laurie Brown


Fuck Me I’m Naked

Louise Orwin

Amy McLachlan Sayer

Foxy and Husk

Peter Lannon

Greg McLaren

Rebel Jam

Ellie Dubois + Kim Donohoe

Thomas McCulloch

Culture Device Dance Project

Jo Bannon

Harry Giles

Open Barbers

The Dotted Q

Katy Baird

Silvia Ziranek

Eilidh MacAskill

Sus Hewlett + Steve Nice