Full of Noises 2015

General Information for artists

Thursday 30th July – Sun 2nd Aug

This year’s festival is taking place in four venues around Barrow-in-Furness: St James’ Church, Nan Tait Centre / Art Gene, Cookes Studios and Barrow Park. The festival is produced by Octopus who are based at Piel View House in Barrow park. Read more about Octopus at their website, or see their flickr page for examples of past work from the festival.



Where possible, artists performing at St James Church on Friday 31st July are asked to arrive on the afternoon or evening of Thursday 30th July.

Artists performing or presenting work on Saturday 1st August are asked to arrive no later than the afternoon of Friday 30th July. Those requiring extended set up time are asked to arrive on Thursday 30th July.

The festival ends on Sunday 20th August at approx. 20:00 though artists are welcome to leave at any point during the day.


Direct trains to Barrow run regularly from Manchester Piccadilly / Oxford Road, Preston and Lancaster.

Trains from London, Glasgow and other destinations require a change at Lancaster or Preston.

All venues and the hotel are within 10 minutes walk form Barrow-in-Furness rail station and each has a number of parking spaces available.

Please let us know if you would like a member of the festival team to meet you from the station and transfer you to the venue or hotel.
Please contact glenn_at_octopuscollective.org if you require further advice on trains or road travel to Barrow.


Get-in and rehearsal times

Friday 31st July – St James Church, Blake Street, Barrow-in-Furness LA14 5UE

Get-in from 10am

Rehearsals from 12:00 – 18:00

Doors open 19:00

Performance times to follow



Sat 1st August – Nan Tait Centre, Bath Street, Barrow-in-Furness LA14 5TY

Get-in from 9am

Set up / sound checks (main performance space) from 17:00 – 19:00

Set up / rehearsals (other spaces) from 10:00 – 12:00

Set up time also available on Fri 31st July between 10:00 and 18:00

Doors open 12:00

Performance times to follow


Accommodation & food:

Accommodation including breakfast will be provided for all artists, between Thurs 30th July and Sun 2nd August. Parking is available adjacent to the hotel.
Hotel address: Hotel Majestic, Duke Street, Barrow-in-Furness, LA14 1HP

An evening meal will be provided for all artists in the Octopus studio space (Thursday), St James Church (Fri) and Nan Tait Centre (Sat). All food will be vegetarian and provided at no charge to the artists. There are also number of restaurants and shops within Barrow should you wish to arrange your own food.

The studio address is: Octopus, Piel View House,Abbey Road, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, LA13 9BD



Travel, accommodation, contracts and invoicing: glenn_at_octopuscollective.org

Technical / set up inquiries: andrew_at_octopuscollective.org



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Please note that each artist will be allocated one free weekend pass for a guest.

Thanks for reading Рwe will be posting a full timetable  for the festival week here nearer to the time.

The Full of Noises Team