SETTING: A RAILWAY ARCH IN BETHNAL GREEN
In autumn 1998 Shunt started bi-monthly cabarets at the Bethnal Green Railway Arch 12A on Sunday nights, where the members of the collective would show ideas for company or personal work in front of a live audience, limited to 8 minutes. The Shunt cabarets ran from December 1998 to August 2003 providing a platform for new and emerging artists as well as being the place that Shunt members tried out ideas and showed them to each other. Many of these found their way into the big shows. With an emphasis on the experimental, the cabarets were truly multidisciplinary fusing theatre, circus, sound, visual art, installation, video, dance and any other number of strange hybrids. The event was always free.