36 Percent

Top Hat

Student Competition

Students from the University of Winchester compete for a chance to win the opportunity to be mentored by Hat Fair director Andrew Loretto and develop a new show to be performed at Hat Fair 2020.

Head down to Parchment Street, watch the performances and cast your vote for the winner!

Performing Companies

Jacob Hulland
The Flat-Footed Dyslexic, Middle-Aged Teenager
The continuing adventures of a middle-aged teenager!

Eighteen year old Jacob Hulland leaves Wiltshire and arrives at uni, only to find that he is anything but a ‘normal’ student.

As he begins to look for the meaning of life, the univers(ity) and everything, he makes the startling discovery that he is flat-footed, officially dyslexic and the only sober one on his course.

He has indeed entered a dark new world….. Hampshire!!

David Flanagan – Liminal Spaces
Stories in Stone
Winchester is a city with a long and interesting history that we see every time we walk down the high street – the buildings, statues and other remains of the past.

We walk past this testimony to history every day, but this history has very little impact on us.

We each have our own histories that we relate to the city – we can walk down the road and find memories in the buildings around us.

Stories in Stone draws on memories of the city from residents as well as the performers to create a tapestry of lived experiences tied together by the architecture of Winchester.

Lottie Clist
36%
Almost three quarters of elderly people in the UK are lonely and more than half of those have never spoken to anyone about how they feel.

Inspired by Japanese ‘Bunraku’ puppetry, 36% seeks to raise awareness of this cause.

Loneliness causes feelings of disconnectedness and can have profound impacts on both mental and physical health.

Sitting alone in its ramshackle room the puppet reminisces on symbolic moments in its life as it navigates another lonely day.

Performance Schedule

First Showing 12pm – 1pm

12pm
Jacob Hulland
The Flat-Footed Dyslexic, Middle-Aged Teenager

12.20pm
David Flanagan – Liminal Spaces
Stories in Stone

12.40pm
Lottie Clist
36%

Second Showing 2pm – 3pm

2pm
Jacob Hulland
The Flat-Footed Dyslexic, Middle-Aged Teenager

2.20pm
David Flanagan – Liminal Spaces
Stories in Stone

2.40pm
Lottie Clist
36%

Third Showing 4pm – 5pm

4pm
Jacob Hulland
The Flat-Footed Dyslexic, Middle-Aged Teenager

4.20pm
David Flanagan – Liminal Spaces
Stories in Stone

4.40pm
Lottie Clist
36%


Show Times

Sat
06
Jul
12:00
12pm-1pm
Sat
06
Jul
14:00
Sat
06
Jul
16:00


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