We live in an age when no-one has time.
Advertisers get whole stories into 30 seconds.
Hamlet thought brevity the soul of wit.
The Japanese that haiku the highest form of art.
So, what can you do in 300 seconds?
Ten companies per night will battle it out with five minute pieces designed to entertain a sell-out live audience; an industry panel and online viewers at home. Only ten companies can make it to the Grand Final where one will crowned winner.
The artistic content of the Festival will cover a wide range of disciplines within the live, visual arts including dance, theatre, spoken word, poetry, physical theatre, ensemble work and devised work from some of the UK's most exciting new talents.
Heat 1: Monday 12th November
Heat 2: Tuesday 13th November
Heat 3: Wednesday 14th November
Heat 4: Thursday 15th November
Grand Final: Saturday 17th November