Light House Keeping centres on key themes which can be found in our current zeitgeist; destruction, upheaval, survival and healing. Chapters which each have a unique character that create different emotional responses and drama to form the overall story of Light House Keeping.
Our premier outdoor performance took place in the grounds of Leicester Cathedral on the 26th August 2016 as part of the city wide Leicester Festival celebrating Arts and Culture. We hand picked a range of Artists to collaborate on the show, utilising each of their strengths to push our ideas as far as possible. The audience in Leicester that evening entered our built installation which formed a temporary space for the event and were taken on an immersive atmospheric journey, experiencing our ideas through sight, sound, touch and smell.
We hope to tour and take Light House Keeping around the country over the coming year, This show is for all groups.
"We steal moments of sleep and wake up exhausted,
I wake up from the freezing cold.
I can’t sleep until the sun rises,
my friend sleeps peacefully whilst I toss and turn,
we don’t rest for 6 days.
We feel the hunger early on,
I didn't bring any food, it was too heavy.
I dream of the food from Aleppo,
Meat and yoghurt.
I decide to learn how to cook when I reach land."
- A POEM FROM A MIGRANT ACROSS THE SEA, 2015.
Revealing and Energy
Migration and Searching
Ownership and Belonging
Divides and Unites
Light House Keeping brings together a range of Collaborators and Artists. It joins Visual Artist and Pyrotechnic Chris Winch with David Young heading the Design and building of the show. Tim Hill will be providing soundscapes and live music for the performance on the night and Christie Rider is in charge of design, promotion and engagement for the show.
Friday 26th August
8.30pm - 9.00pm
The City Festival, held in August, celebrated Leicester in the heart of the city. Light House Keeping performed it's premier show in the Cathedral grounds to a full crowd, with live music, pyrotechnics and instillation.
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