Invisible Flock with Hope and Social

Bring The Happy

Mapping Edinburgh; Forest Fringe Foyer, 19th-23rd August, 12-6pm.
Bring The Happy Live; Meeting Point – Forest Fringe at Out of the Blue Drill Hall, EH6 8RG (performance to take place at Pilrig Studio), 19-23 August, 9pm, £10 (£8 conc)

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Bring The Happy is an ongoing project about happiness, an attempt to map moments and memories of happiness in Edinburgh and across the country.

A first kiss, a lost love, a longed for baby, childhood heroes, a proposal, a dance, a chance encounter – where did it happen and how happy did it make you feel on a scale from 1 to 10?

For 1 week Invisible Flock will present a giant map of Edinburgh and invite you to submit a memory onto the map. Each evening the memories collected will be added to those from the rest of the country and transformed into Bring the Happy Live a spectacular performance.

Somewhere between a wedding and a wake Bring the Happy Live attempts an extravagant portrait of happiness, as the 1000’s of memories collected are retold in all of their beautiful, sometimes tragic, sometimes ridiculous and occasionally mundane glory.

In collaboration with Hope & Social the live performance promises to be an interactive, intimate and highly moving evening where we ask you to join us in celebrating the happiness of Edinburgh and the UK.

Invisible Flock are an interactive arts trio based in Leeds, West Yorkshire. They make large-scale interactive work, ranging from installations, games, and performance, digital and online work. At the heart of all their work is the desire to empower through interaction and participation.

Hope and Social are a 6-piece band who do things a little bit differently; “We wear blue jackets. We play mind-blowing, balls-to-the-floor, anything-for-a-laugh, much-more-for-a-tear, heart-on-your-sleeve, foot-on-your-monitor gigs. Not gigs. Shows. No, not shows…events. We’re gloriously and fiercely independent. We decided that entertaining people and making the songs we love is the most important thing in music. And we like people. We like involving people”

“One of the UK’s top five live bands” – The Independent on Hope and Social
**** “Brilliantly inventive ” – Coventry Telegraph on Bring the Happy, Coventry
“One step ahead of the prime minister” – Yorkshire Post on Bring the Happy, Leeds

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