Step Out of the Ordinary

14-17 February 2013



IBT13 was an extraordinary weekend of theatre, live art, dance, opera, exhibitions, feasts, talks, parties and public art.

Fake Moon was hoisted into the night sky, visitors were led into the trees for a dusk concert with Night Tripper, and an evening of Opera came to a Bristol living room.

Artists from all over the world filled four days with unique events, new commissions and premieres.

– Over 50 artworks spilled out from leading arts spaces
 3,000 tickets were sold – with all events selling out
– 30,000 people experienced the festival
– Audiences & artists arrived from 26 different countries
– Over 100 international & national delegates visited Bristol for IBT13



Since its arrival in the confines of the Arnolfini gallery in 2001, In Between Time – a four-day festival of work that melts the boundaries between visual and live arts, theatre and experimental performance – has gradually expanded in scope and ambition. This fifth festival offered people the moon and, for an hour each evening, actually delivered.” –Maddy Costa, Guardian. Read full review.


Cole invites us into other people’s minds – and in doing so switches on new lights within our own.” ***** –Exeunt. Read full review.


“For a festival lasting only four days, In Between Time was overwhelmingly rich in thought and theme. Like a constellation of stars that can be mapped into suggestive shapes, the programme invited audiences to draw connections and patterns from one work to the next.” –This is Tomorrow. Read full review.



Action HeroJo Bannon; Pete Barrett; Emma Bennett; Liz Clarke; Coney; Camine Mauro Daprile; Ivo Dimchev; Tim Etchells; Simon Faithfull; Fiksdal, Langgard & Becker; Brian Lobel; Nic Green; The Famous Lauren Barri Holstein; Holzinger & Riebeek; Kate McIntosh; Motus; Kim Noble; Sinead O’Donnell; Martin O’Brien; Reckless Sleepers; Sylvia Rimat; The Vacuum Cleaner; Zierle & Carter.



IBT13 was produced by In Between Time in collaboration with Arnolfini. The festival was made possible by funding from Arts Council England and the Paul Hamlyn Foundation.

Venues: Arnolfini; Circomedia; Wickham Theatre; The Parlour Showrooms; Lakota; Old Commonwealth Museum; St Stephens Church; City Gate; College Green.

Supporters: Bristol Temple Quarter Commissions; University of Bristol; Theatre Bristol; The Churches Conservation Trust; Crack.



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