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The residency has started Indiana Jones and the Extra chair has found a new home at the Southbank centre.

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One can only imagine that the anticipation levels have reached a point of boiling fury. That is why I am here to alleviate some of the tension.  I am sure the news of me (Fitzgerald Honger) writing for this blog will gain as much attention as the arrival of a royal baby (let us start a joke counter that’s 2 so far, you may disagree).  My previous works include Architects of Our Republic http://architectsofourrepublic.co.uk/, my own blogs http://thedangerzones.tumblr.com/ and http://www.bringyourownjks.com/ and also twitter @Fitzhonger. I’ve been writing for as long as I can remember. Primarily my talents are attached to screenwriting, stand-up comedy and even the occasional book. I always look for an opportunity to explore my gift, so I can’t wait to sit in Indiana’s extra chair.

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If you got this far without reading the bio let me tell you Simon Mole = Genius. I have met this man, broke bread with this man and I don’t need to tell you he is the real deal. The concept of Indiana Jones and the extra chair is as revolutionary as the film that inspired it. This performance at the Southbank, will rival all his others. I hope you’re able to follow the evolution of this journey with me. For those of you who have no knowledge of what is going to happen, I will guide you. Exclusive behind the scene content, interviews with participants will build a puzzle that will be completed on October 14th and 15th.

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Whenever I embark on a new project I put all my creativity behind it. Working on Indiana Jones and the extra chair will be no different. The torch has been passed to me and I know what that means. I often ask myself what Indiana Jones would do? Hopefully through the course of this residency we’ll find out.

This second batch (also from the Wednesday) were taken by Nina at Apples and Snakes  – not only a marvellous marketing maestro but clearly a dabhand with the camera too. Thanks Nina!

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Right, that’s it for now – should have some video to stick up in the not too distant future!

So, I’ve finally got around to getting the photos of the kindly folks who took them, and now to actually uploading them!
These first few were taken by the wonderful Raymond Antrobus on the wednesday night show. Ray is a great poet as well as a great photographer and you can find out more here: raymondantrobus.blogspot.com 

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As its the last night of the show we have an extra parting treat for you. Alfie is one of the young writers who sadly couldn’t be part of the instillation, so we thought we would film his work and so it could be shared with you anyway…

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Here is a great little blog by David Slater of Entelechy, who I have been working with to create video for part of the shows…

Creativity, Arts and Older People

The office is full of words. Not the awkwardly squeezed arts meets social care kind of text of funding bids and evaluation reports, these are words that take you by surprise scattered on the dining table with the tulips and biscuit crumbs: ‘salt fishcakes’, ‘distressed daughter’, ‘embarrassment’.

It’s the debris of yesterday afternoon’s workshop with spoken word artist Simon Mole and Entelechy’s older emerging artists. Simon has been resident in the Albany for the last month preparing for site specific performance: Indiana Jones and the Extra Chair. For two afternoons Simon has been working with members of the elders company. They have been working together prizing open remembered experiences with language.

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