In celebration of the Snake Oil all-in-one miracle tonic, the old, aging textiles mill Assembly House is to behold Snake Oil Carnival, a night that promises to satisfy all of our artistic and visually invigorating needs. And best of all, its all free.
You will find the studio situated along the Leeds-Liverpool canal, where for one night only it will host a range of artistic attractions. There is set to be live music from a selection of experimental and innovative music producers, we’re to hear anything from dub, to garage, to techno from the likes of Wisdom Teeth’s label founder K-LONE. As well as many other local artists such as soul band SIFAKA, psychedelic blues producers Val Cale, grime MC: Zealy, Brotherhood Soundsystem’s very own George Hathshorn and many other names.
Snake Oil founder Mike Winnard says ‘Here at the Snake Oil bottling plant we’re twitching with excitement for the live music line-up at the Carnival. We’ve delved into some really diverse sections of the Leeds music scene to put together a billing where artists at the top of their game from very different backgrounds can all share a stage. Everything from funk and soul to experimental electronica, with a whole lot of atmosphere thrown in for good measure.’’
Also on the night will be an abundance of visual artistry, exhibitions of mural and illustration work from outstanding Leeds-based experts like; Bobbi Abbey, Snake Oil salesman Mike Winnard, Jack Wolff, and John Pearson. There will be a free ‘Bearded Lady’ screen-printing workshop with arts and entertainment school: Modes of Expression, as well as a kaleidoscopic oil-projection light show by Melt Trip, guaranteed to perplex its audience with psychoactive visuals. Carnival goers should also expect to see a ‘séance portrait booth’ where the wandering spirits of artists past will be at hand all night, prepared to produce some swift portrait work.
Not only this, but there will be a suburban shooting range, carnival themed games, interactive performances, photo booths and a pay-as-you-feel buffet provided by Armley Junktion’s The Real Junk Food Project. The event is happening on the night of May 27th and is a totally free and non-profitable occasion. This is a chance for the people of Leeds to witness the power of genuine Snake Oil at no cost.
Speaking to Mike, he said “we’re partial to throwing free parties for lovely creative people, and this seemed like a fantastic excuse.’’
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