About Pot Luck
Pot Luck is more than just another scratch night! It is an artist-led and award-winning platform dedicated to supporting performance-makers, showcasing and developing their work, building bridges between artists and new audiences. Pot Luck programmes a variety of work, from theatre to dance, from cabaret to live art. In a nutshell, it is like tapas but in performance! There is also opportunity to mingle, have a drink, and chat in a friendly and informal atmosphere. It’s part scratch night, part showcase, part networking, part party!
Every Pot Luck event is different and has its own unique flavour. Rather than being based in one place, it moves from venue to venue. Pot Luck welcomes a great variety of work, from theatre to dance, from cabaret to live art. In a nutshell, it is like tapas but in performance! There is also ample opportunity to mingle, have a drink, and chat in a friendly and informal atmosphere.
In 2011/12, funded by Arts Council England, Pot Luck ran a successful series of events in five venues across Kent (including the Tom Thumb Theatre in Cliftonville, The Ballroom bar in Canterbury, Creek Creative Gallery in Faversham). Throughout this series of events, over 70 performers showed work and we filled the capacity of each venue. In June 2012 Pot Luck won the ‘Cultural Pioneer’ category at the Canterbury Culture Awards. Between 2013 and 2014, thanks to vital support from public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England and Kent County Council, Pot Luck ran a second series of six events.
At the end of the 2013 – 2014 Pot Luck series we produced a little summative booklet which you can read here.
Previous events in this season:
Pot Luck #6 took place on Sunday 27th January 2013 at the Gulbenkian Theatre in Canterbury. You can find out more about the work programmed and view images of Pot Luck #6 here.
Pot Luck #7 took place on Saturday 23rd March 2013 between Limbo and Marine Studios in Margate. You can find out more about the work programmed and view images of Pot Luck #7 here.
Pot Luck #8 took place on Saturday 19th October 2013 at the Blue Town Heritage Centre in Sheppey. You can find out more about the work programmed and view images of Pot Luck #8 here.
Pot Luck #9 took place on Saturday 14th December at The Beaney House of Art and Knowledge in Canterbury. Photos to follow.
Pot Luck #10 took place on Saturday 1st February at The Avenue Theatre, Sittingbourne. Photos to follow.
Pot Luck #11 took place on Saturday 22nd March at Creek Creative, Faversham. Photos and more to follow.