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A Thousand Seasons Past

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Part of Wapping Wharf Art Programme
Presented by Bristol Old Vic Young Company and Travelling Light Youth Theatre

From out of the mists drifts a ghost ship with a thousand stories to tell. Crewed by characters who lived and died around the Bristol docks, she weighs anchor in her home port and the spirits of those long departed will briefly live again. Tragic teenagers, jilted lovers, cruel masters, the sad, the bad and the plain unlucky all have their tales to tell.

Bristol's historic Wapping Wharf area approaches a new phase of its life and, to celebrate its vibrant past, young performers from Bristol Old Vic Young Company, Travelling Light Youth Theatre and Hanham Woods Academy bring the waterfront site and its unique history to life with support from Umberslade, Heritage Lottery Fund, Young Roots programme and Bristol Museums, Galleries and Archives.

A Thousand Seasons Past transports you back through the rich and haunting history of this fascinating area with intertwining tales told using choreographed ensemble movement and live music, all performed in a specially built open air auditorium.

A Thousand Seasons Past
5-8 Aug
Museum Square, M Shed
7pm, 3pm
(Sat mat)
but ticketed through our Box Office

To book please phone 0117 987 7877 or in person at Box Office

Supported by Umberside, Bristol City Council, Ginkgo, Travelling Light, Wapping Wharf and Heritage Lottery Fund

Illustration by Hannah Bailey
Photography by Camilla Adams

Emma Smith: Rehearsal (Act 1)

Mon 8 Jun at Bristol Old Vic

Emma Smith workshop at Arnolfini (Photograph Justin Yockney)

As part of the Wapping Wharf Art Programme Emma Smith is to stage a one off unique event in which the public are invited to actively contribute to the rehearsal of a playlet.

This event will create a reflective space in which to consider the nature of rehearsal: the freedoms and agency it allows and the potential of rehearsal without performance, in and of its own right as a public work.

Taking place on stage at Bristol Old Vic this event will have no audience, inviting all present onto the stage to rehearse, direct and participate in a unique experiment to consider the possibilities for public rehearsal.

More information here.

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