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Journey to the End of the World - at Preston Bus Station

Saturday, 23 March 2013 - 6:30pm

Time:  6.30pm (sold out) & 8.30pm 

Prices: £7 / £5 concessions (tickets are strictly limited - advance booking advised)
 
 
They Eat Culture & Lancashire Writing Hub transform Preston’s most controversial building into the backdrop to an unparalleled storytelling event this coming Saturday. The event is produced in association with Northern Elements, a spoken word development project for Arts Council England
 
MC Brad Bromley will act as your tour guide for the evening, telling his own Bus Station stories and leading you from one performance to the next…
 

THE NOIZE CHOIR

 
 
Accompanying Manchester-based poet Bruce Rafeek in a eulogy for the Preston landmark, Tyneside’s Noize Choir are an experimental ensemble who explore the sonic possibilities of the human voice. From the Tyne Pedestrian Tunnel to the Baltic Centre of Contemporary Art's stairwells, they work site specifically to capture the essence of the space.   
Read an interview with Marek from Noizechoir HERE
 

SHAMSHAD KHAN – BODY CLOTHES

 


 
A set of exceptional poetry performed by Manchester’s acclaimed Shamshad Khan, as heard on Radio 4 and published everywhere from Flame to Longman’s GCSE Poems for Your Pocket.
 
Shamshad's performance will include poems about transformation and death. They explore our disbelief that death will happen to us, and our fascination that it will. Together the pieces explore our dissatisfaction with our physical and spiritual selves. They challenge us to accept change we cannot control and to embrace ourselves and each other just the way we are.
Read an interview with Shamshad on this event HERE
 

DAVID HARTLEY – CHOOSE YOUR OWN APOCALYPSE  

 
 
Following this is new live prose from Preston/Manchester author David Hartley in the form of 'Choose Your Own Apocalypse’. David has recently released his first novel, Threshold, and is one fifth of Manchester writing collective #Flashtag
 
The whole of the fate of existence rests on one audience member’s shoulders; if they pick the right choices they could save the world. The wrong ones, and we are all doomed…
 
Read an interview with David on his piece HERE
 

PHIL ORMROD – AN HOUR BEFORE THE END OF THE WORLD 

 

 
The trail ends at the Bus Station’s café for Phil Ormrod’s piece, the focal point and centrepiece of the event, where two old people in the café are an hour away from the end of the world, seeing apocalyptic events unfold, in a spellbinding and moving piece of writing from the London author and director, originally commissioned for Northern Elements, a development programme funded by Arts Council England and managed by ARC, Stockton Arts Centre
 
There will also be a pop-up bar on site, selling wine, beer, soft drinks and spirits for pre- and post-show drinks. 
 
Warm clothing is advised. 
 
Journey to the End of the World takes place at Preston Bus Station on Saturday 23rd March, with shows at 6.30pm and 8.30pm.
 
Please arrive no later than 6.20pm or 8.20pm to allow time for processing tickets. Audience will be gathered at 6.30pm & 8.30pm to pick up headphones for a prompt 6.40pm and 8.40pm start. 
 
 
Tickets are £7 or £5 concessions (students, OAPs) 
 
Just a few tickets left for the 8.30pm, at The Continental's Bar only (01772 499 425).
 
 

       

 

  

 

 

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