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SURGE: Temple of the Tattie by Emma Brierley

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SURGE: Temple of the Tattie by Emma Brierley


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SURGE: Temple of the Tattie by Emma Brierley


Merchant City Festival

Dates and times

Saturday 27 July 2019
1:30PM - 2:00PM

The gods left this place some time ago,

Weary of our fractious fighting

All we have now is trade and agriculture

Food, a precious commodity

We turn to it's elusive magic for guidance

Temple of the Tattie is a highly visual clown performance and installation. 

It imagines one of this island's possible near futures: post-Brexit, post a-crop-alypse. 

Dutifully protected by Guardian, the temple's cordons open twice daily for you, the ever hopeful population, to cleanse your soles and show respect to the last known relic from an agriculturally diverse era, our last dear deity, the stalwart Tattie. 

Scotland’s leading developer of street arts, Surge, presents a superb line up of weird and wonderful street theatre acts, unleashed on the public throughout the Merchant City Festival 
SURGE runs projects to develop street arts, physical theatre and circus in Scotland. We work with artists, performance companies and educators at all levels of experience.  
This year’s annual SURGE festival brings new Scottish work and cutting edge international performances to the streets of Glasgow, bringing them to life in ways never seen before.


Wilson Street/Hutcheson Street

Brunswick Street, Glasgow, G1 1TD