The Delegates

This street theatre performance was devised at the Mintfest International Summer School for Street Arts (MISSSA) and performed at Mintfest in Kendal under the direction of Brian Popay of Fine Artistes.

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  1. After formally opening their International Institute of Insectology conference, The Delegates act upon their civic duty to inform and warn the public that a swarm of mutating insects are travelling towards the conference venue via InterRail.

  2. The Delegates, Mintfest 2011. 
c. david Culleton
    The Delegates, Mintfest 2011. c. david Culleton
  3. The Delegates, Mintfest 2011. 
c. david Culleton
    The Delegates, Mintfest 2011. c. david Culleton
  4. The Delegates, Mintfest 2011. 
c. david Culleton
    The Delegates, Mintfest 2011. c. david Culleton
  5. The Delegates, Mintfest 2011. 
c. david Culleton
    The Delegates, Mintfest 2011. c. david Culleton
  6. As the insect swarm arrives, The Delegates take increasingly drastic, and at times comic measures to protect the public from infection and mutation.
  7. Mintfest 2011, Lakes Alive, Kendal
    Mintfest 2011, Lakes Alive, Kendal
  8. The Delegates, Mintfest 2011
c. Joanna Geldard
    The Delegates, Mintfest 2011 c. Joanna Geldard
  9. The Delegates, Mintfest 2011
c. David Culleton
    The Delegates, Mintfest 2011 c. David Culleton
  10. The Delegates, Mintfest 2011
c. Craig Sanders
    The Delegates, Mintfest 2011 c. Craig Sanders
  11. Despite their vigilance against the insect threat, one of The Delegates is bitten and undergoes a dramatic metamorphosis.  The remaining and resolutely human insectologists seek to contain and manage the mutant creature.
  12. The Delegates, Mintfest 2011. 
c. david Culleton
    The Delegates, Mintfest 2011. c. david Culleton
  13. The Delegates, Mintfest 2011. 
c. david Culleton
    The Delegates, Mintfest 2011. c. david Culleton
  14. Director: 

    Brian Popay


    Insectologists:
    Ben Adams
    Antoinette Burchill
    Stephen Jon Cooper
    Sarah McCluskey
    William Trevelyan

  15. Ben Adams, Antoinette Burchill and Stephen Jon Cooper gratefully acknowledge the support of emda, through the Cultural Landscapes programme and are delighted to bring The Delegates back home for a performance at Derby Feste on Saturday 24 September 2011.
  16. Many thanks to: David Culleton, Joanna Geldard, Brian Popay & Steve Woodcock for the photographs and video documentation.

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