SLAP was dreamt up, formed and spawned by Lydia Cottrell and Sophie Unwin, two artists who wanted to bring exceptional performances to the city of York.
SLAP generate opportunities for like-minded artists who probe and produce raw grass-roots performance work.
“We like the risky and small-scale, we like big ideas and artists who are producing works on the fringes of traditional performance. We tend to put unusual work into usual spaces for unsuspecting audiences.
What makes us tick is supporting, developing and programming experimental dance, theatre, live art, installation and film.
We have programmed work at York Theatre Royal, The Guildhall, Illuminating York festival, in a pub, a club, a bus stop, a music festival and everywhere in-between.”