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Thursday at Latitude 2014 - What’s on?

The music stages may not start until tomorrow, but there’s still stuff to do for those getting to Henham Park today.

Latitude 2014 starts today, and as official media partner DIY will be on site from later this afternoon bringing you all the latest updates, photos and more. But, we hear you cry, the music - it doesn’t start until tomorrow! You’d be right, too, dear reader. But worry not - there’s still loads to do on the first evening of the festival.

Because Latitude isn’t only about bands, many of the other stages have a programme of events tonight to entertain the first revellers on site. From theatre to literary events to art installations, there’s loads to experience and explore while getting your pitch on site.

From later today we’ll be firing up our live blog to bring some of the sights and sounds of the festival to those of you still in the real world, but below you can find some of the things to do on Thursday at Latitude 2014.

Fun & Games

VOLLEYBALL [2.00pm]

When you go to a festival, you want to have fun. And what could be more fun than Volleyball? Nothing, that’s what. You can enjoy a game in Red Campsite C from 2pm - we’d get in there early, we’re determined to find at least one band who’ll come down and give us a game before the end of the weekend. There’s no way they’ll all chicken out, right?

Theatre Arena

A PAINES PLOUGH and BIRMINGHAM REPERTORY THEATRE production of ‘HOPELESSLY DEVOTED’ [7.00pm]

Following her smash-hit debut ‘Wasted’, Kate Tempest is back with an incendiary new play.

THEATRE AD INFINITUM presents ‘LIGHT’ [9.30pm]

Theatre Ad Infinitum (Ballad of the Burning Star, Translunar Paradise, Odyssey) presents a dystopian future inspired by Edward Snowden’s surveillance revelations where implants connect brains to cyberspace and governments secretly infiltrate citizens’ minds.

Literary Arena

MILES HUNT [7.15pm]

Hunt kept meticulous diaries of the band’s rise in the late ’80s, now published together with photos and more in ‘The Wonder Stuff Diaries ’86-’89’.

ALEX HORNE [8.10pm]

Stupidly ambitious, logistically problematic, potentially disastrous, this is the show Alex Horne has wanted to make for a decade. Finally, he will be ‘Monsieur Butterfly’. One flap of his delicate wings, and mayhem may prevail.

JONNY & THE BAPTISTS [9.30pm]

Following last year’s storming set, the UK’s hottest musical comedians Jonny & the Baptists return to Latitude with more of their trademark blend of riotous rock’n’roll, satirical soul and anthemic absurdity.

DAVID ELMS [MC]

Stand-up comedian and musical comedy performer, David Elms is the winner of 2014’s Musical Comedy Awards. A Chortle Student Comedy Award finalist in 2012 and winner of Edinburgh University Stand-Up Of The Year 2011, David has performed his comedic songs and stand-up comedy sets at festivals and venues across the UK.

FESTIVAL OF THE SPOKEN NERD [10.35pm]

Whether you loved or loathed the school science lab, Festival of the Spoken Nerd is here to feed your brain, tickle your ribs and light your Bunsen burner.

Film & Music

WHITE MINK [8.00pm]

The sounds and styles of the 1920s and 1930’s turned on their head and smuggled into the 21st century. Basking in the phenomenal success of fifteen consecutive sell-outs, White Mink bring to Latitude an unrivaled electro swing speakeasy.

The Waterfront Stage

SADLER’S WELLS presents WORLD TANGO CHAMPIONS GERMAN CORNEJO AND GISELA GALEASSI [8.00pm]

Tango World Champions German Cornejo and Gisela Galeassi open the Sadler’s Wells Presents programme with their mesmerising rendition of contemporary Tango from Argentina - Two-2-Tango

LAVISH PRESENT:THE IRREPRESSIBLES performing AN INTRODUCTION TO LE RÊVE [9.40pm]

The Irrepressibles are one of the UK’s most genre-defying indie bands. Led by the sky-scraping voice of Jamie Irrepressible, they began in 2002 as a performance orchestra creating audio-visual installations that developed into performance works for Latitude, The V&A, South Bank Centre, Barbican, Cite De La Musique in Paris, Holland Festival, and Roma Europa in Italy amongst others and which influenced a whole gamut of artists in world of pop music.

LAVISH PRESENT: ILOTOPIE performing ‘LE RÊVE À TRAVERS LA PORTE’ (DOORWAY TO A DREAM) [10.30pm]

Directed by Bruno Schnebelin and featuring a series of surreal floating installations such as Dali-esque horses, jousting knights on petals, a flaming apocalyptic angel and a giant gliding Lady of the Lake – Ilotopie’s theatrical water parade show will be a performance not to be missed!

The Faraway Forest

RPM PRODUCTIONS ‘PANOPTICON’ [8.00pm]

With nearly six million CCTV cameras in the UK you are never far away from being watched. Social Media and the Internet means that we are blissfully unaware that we are being constantly tracked and monitored. Using surveillance equipment and techniques we are giving you the chance to become the watcher rather than the watched – but beware - who’s watching who…

FOREST FRINGE [10.00pm]

An installation that invites you to swallow other people’s words, a disturbing descent into the mind of a serial killer, a durational Sex and the City marathon, an immersive sound bath, a secret one-on-one encounter and a late night game of truth or dare are just a few of the medley of adventures and encounters that they are delighted to be bringing to Latitude Festival as they host our first ever full Forest Fringe line-up for their fifth year at the festival.

UNDEB ‘COMETS’ [10.00pm and 11.00pm]

Danny and Beth have always been each other’s everything. Now, Danny’s floating through the galaxy whilst Beth’s at home, looking up at the stars. Join them, as they question can you ever really let go of the person who’s made you who you are?

The Little House

IDLE MOTION present ‘BORGES AND I’ [8.00pm]

Idle Motion create highly visual theatre around human stories, integrating playful stagecraft with cutting edge video projection. They are an associate company at the Oxford Playhouse, the New Diorama and the Lowry theatres.

FLANAGAN COLLECTIVE ‘BABYLON’ [9.45pm]

A show about kings and queens and revolutions, Babylon is about the things we love, the things we should hold onto every day that little bit tighter. It’s a show full of folk music, of drinking and dancing, of singing with your arms wrapped around strangers’ shoulders. Come raise a glass with us.

DIY is the official media partner at Latitude 2014. We’ll be bringing you extensive coverage from in and around the fest, and you can find copies of the July 2014 issue in the Latitude supermarket!

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