Playing on Deptford’s historic location as a crossroads for traders, adventurers, wanderers and pilgrims, in collaboration with the Deptford Society, Something Human presents a trail of exciting site-specific live performance interjections will take place along the culturally diverse High Street on 7 December 2013.
A playful twist on the iconic first sentence in Italo Calvino’s literary work opens up an exploration of meta-reading, reception and the narrative struggle, and inspires ‘performances of tales’ told by fellow travellers met at points of rest, food and drink, full of discovery, myth and falsehood.
This one-day event takes place across various sites along Deptford High Street, from the Carribean takeaway to the Vietnamese grocery store, and aims to temporarily reclaim urban and commercial spaces as sites for performative story-making. Live performance artists will engage the local community and attract visitors from other areas in discovering the increasingly lively heart of Deptford.
Artists: Lorena Lo Pena, Jennifer Williams, Suwanna Promtangtrakul, Sally Labern, Donna Combe and Megan Miao.
Admission Free. More information here.