Babysit our installation!

Adept are looking for two Bradford-based invigilators to supervise audiences visiting our installation Temple of Science for the preview evening on Thursday 10th March and then daily for 5 days from 10.45am – 4.15pm (open hours 11-4) in Bradford city centre.

The screen-based work will be shown in an inflatable ‘Cosmodome’ planetarium.  One invigilator will manage audiences outside the dome while the other will accompany audiences inside, run the short video sequence and give a short explanation of the scientific and mathematical principles involved (you can swap roles however and whenever you like, of course).  Each invigilator will be paid an inclusive fee of £300 for invigilating the full run of the installation.  Joint applications for both invigilator roles by pairs of applicants are welcome.

Please email Shanaz & Steve at if you’re interested in invigilating Temple of Science and please feel free to repost this to anyone who might be interested.

Deershed Festival

ADEPT are artists in residence at Deershed Festival in Thirsk from 25-27 July.  The Kaironauts is a performance/installation/projection event involving an eccentric Partyologist (what other sort is there?), time travellers and lots of mirror balls.

Deershed Festival

Deershed fans have been uploading ‘invitations to the future’ over the last few months – photographs and drawings that might tempt future party animals back to the heady twenty-teenties.  You can see them (and add to them!) HERE.  ADEPT hope to use the images to attract Kaironauts – master time travellers – to pay Deershed a visit and share the wisdom of the ages – or at least, join the party.

The Kaironauts will be classic ADEPT: a  quirky mixture of extraordinary narrative, spectacular light-based installation and engaging performance.  And wait until you see what the time machine drags in on Saturday night!

Hand in Hand in Donny

Last weekend Doncaster’s new civic theatre CAST opened its doors to the public and ADEPT were there with our brilliant community team to launch our real life adventure Hand in Hand – A Tale of Tragedy, Murder & Love.  More HERE

Mirrored Pool of Thought

How frail the human heart must be; a mirrored pool of thought. Sylvia Plath

ADEPT have been commissioned by Bradford Metropolitan District Council Events Team to create a new temporary, site-specific projection work to be installed at Bradford City Park Mirror Pool from Wednesday 9-Sunday 13 October from dusk to 11pm.

Checkout our Current Projects for more information and images.

Rumour has it!

ADEPT are proud & delighted to have won The Big Rumour commission, part of Doncaster s visionary Right Up Our Street programme funded by Arts Council England’s Creative People and Places.

Rumour on the Street will be a Reality Game, an original concept by ADEPT, in which a large community team from Doncaster will come together to create an event in late October that will be experienced as a ‘real life’ adventure by its audiences.

Players will have to explore Doncaster, from its grandest buildings to its hidden corners, picking up clues, solving puzzles, discovering strange characters.  As they do, a mysterious story will unfold.

Rumour on the Street will be played live over a number of days across the whole of Doncaster region, and will conclude with a spectacular live event to be held in a secret location – only the players will know where it is and what it’s about.

Rumour on the Street has two levels of participation:

  • Creative Participants – the people and organisations who will contribute to the research, conception and writing of the game, and its construction, staging, project management and enactment.  Creative Participants will be divided into four teams (participants can contribute to  more than one team):
  • The Scripting team
  • The Project Management team
  • The Makers
  • The Cast
  • Audience Participants – the individuals, families and small groups who experience the game as a real life, real time adventure.

Players will have to register ahead of time if they want to play.

If you are from Doncaster and you are interested in participating in Rumour on the Street as a creative participant, please email us at letting us know in what capacity you would like to take part.  If you want to participate as a player of the game on one of the five play days in October, contact us at the same address – you don’t have to come from Doncaster to play the game!

Access All Areas!

ADEPT’s recent project AAA with Accrington Academy was a taster of their vision for a new arts festival in Accrington, Access All Areas.  We worked with staff & students to create a complex projection for the façade of Accrington Town Hall.

Accy 2

The AAA student team have now created a brilliant website about the festival HERE. It’s looking great, guys!


Steve’s written a Novel!

ADEPT artist Steve Manthorp has published his first novel “Jackdaw.

It’s a gothic mystery novel set in the first years of the twentieth century, with lots of action, romance and hints of the supernatural.  You can read all about it (and where to buy it) on his Blog.

One remaining walk left to complete the Meander project!


ADEPT are looking for two or more volunteers to walk the penultimate leg of the Meander project.  The last walk left off at Ingleton, leaving two walks – from Ingleton to Settle and from Settle to Gragrave.  Shanaz & Steve would like to complete the last leg, back to Chrysalis Arts from where they set off three years ago!

You can read more about the project HERE.

Any volunteers happy to walk, run, cycle or travel by any other non-powered form of transportation from Ingleton Church to Settle Post Office by any route they choose – while recording every moment of their journey using the project’s two dedicated MeanderCams – please get in touch using the email form on our contacts page.  You will play an important part in what must surely be one of the slowest Slow Art projects ever!