Jayne Compton prefers to be in the background, dedicating a lot of her time and passion to organising and promoting the music and performance scene in Manchester. She will present gems from the history of LGBT movement in Manchester. See Queer Noise.
She is the producer and dramaturg of several performances by David Hoyle, among other initiatives, she established Club Brenda in 1999 and led the legendary underground art-punk happening for 15 years. You can read more about this “dark urban fairytale” in story book Strange Trees she co-published.
Established in 2000 initially as an independent record label, Switchflicker has given voice to some of Manchester’s most esoteric performers, such as from Mark E Smith from the legendary Manchester group The Fall, Divine David and Chloe Poems, whilst remaining tuned in to new pop talent, including surprise hit Tings Tings, who launched their career at the label.
Switchflicker now collaborates with artists to produce music, theatre, dance, performance art, clubs and popular culture in Manchester, across the UK and around the world.
Switchflicker organises special event arts projects, produces small and mid-scale productions and curates programmes in theatres, grassroots venues, off-site locations and festivals. Switchflicker produces, develops and tours new work nationally and internationally. Join us to find out more about Jayne and her engaged curatorial position.
Talk Session with Jayne Compton
Hosted by Nina Dragičević
Talk Session will be held in English
Photo: Lee Baxter
Organisation: Syndicate 2018, Emanat and ŠKUC – Cultural Centre Q/Club Tiffany