16 August 2022


Telenovela is the latest project from Islington Mill artist Lowri Evans, blurring fiction and documentary to create an online art soap opera, which launches on the full moon of Saturday 10th September at Islington Mill.

Set between Brazil and the UK, Telenovela spans 16 short episodes made out of Lowri’s life and sketchbooks (and the gap between them). As with all good soap operas, viewers can expect heartache, adventure and cliffhangers, alongside explorations of memory, fantasy and reality.

The series will launch at an interactive outdoor screening at Islington Mill on the evening of Saturday 10th September (get your tickets here). Each of the 16 episodes will then be released nightly online from Saturday 10th September at 9pm (UK time), via HOME’s newly revamped HOME Screen platform and direct to inboxes via the Telenovela mailing list.Much of the story is set in São Paulo, and the theme music for the series is an original piece by Brazilian musicians Cristinas Cantam. The online version of Telenovela will also be available with Brazilian Portuguese subtitles, translated by writer Leda Cartum. Northern-based digital creatives are working on the project including Lisa Mattocks, Holly Close, Laura Skilbeck, Ella Otomewo and LGBTV. The soundtrack is composed by Andrew Heath.

As part of the project, Lowri has also been mentoring two associate artists – Mark Croasdale and Audrey Albert – who will also share short films as part of the launch event.

Follow the project hashtag online for updates and more … #TelenovelaProject

See you at full moon…!

Telenovela is commissioned by HOME and Islington Mill. It is supported using public funding by Arts Council England. Poster design by Lisa Mattocks.
About the screening…

As the September full moon rises, join us for the world premiere screening of Lowri Evans’ TELENOVELA – a soap opera made from her life and sketchbooks (and the gap between them). Set in Brazil and the UK, you can expect a thrilling adventure blurring fiction and documentary; with all the cliffhangers and mundanity you’d expect when you try and televise your life.

This is an interactive screening, with an introduction from lead artist Lowri Evans, along with sharing and performances from associate artists on the Telenovela project. The Mirage pop-up bar will also be open throughout the evening.

Doors: 7pm. Event begins at 8pm, with talks and performances, followed by the film of Telenovela, which lasts approximately 1 hour.

We want this event to be accessible for everyone, so are operating Pay What You Can ticket pricing.

Tickets via Eventbrite.


About the artist…

Lowri is an artist based in Manchester, UK and São Paulo, Brazil. She makes intimate art projects in unusual places with complete strangers. Art is her way of saying ‘sometimes I feel like this, do you?’

She studied art at Manchester Metropolitan University and has worked with: MITsp, The Lowry, Battersea Arts Centre, coletiva Ocupação, Transform Festival, Contact Theatre, Est.1761, WOW Festival, Martha Kiss Perrone, Islington Mill, 32ª Bienal de São Paulo, Capital 35, Heart of Glass, Casa do Povo, Sonia Hughes, Latitude Festival, Tate Liverpool, Ovalhouse, Quarantine, National Theatre of Scotland and University of Salford.

She made her first solo show in 2013 for the night of her thirtieth birthday and in 2015 won a Manchester Theatre Award for The Shrine of Everyday Things with Renato Bolelli Rebouças, Rodolfo Amorim and Contact Young Company. She is an associate artist with Eggs Collective, the international producer for coletiva Ocupação and in the band Hotpants Romance.

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