Shad Thames, Broken Wharf
Saturday, December 4, 2010 - 20:00 The Bluecoat, School Lane, Liverpool, L1 3BX<br /> Tickets and Information 0151 702 5324<br /> www.thebluecoat.org.uk<br /> Tickets £5
About the event
SHAD THAMES, BROKEN WHARF by Chris McCabe
Spanning centuries of changes across London’s Docklands, this multimedia ‘play of voices’ by poet Chris McCabe eavesdrops on a conversation between Echo, a middle-aged woman who has lived her life in the area, and Blaise, a northerner who finds resonances with the more familiar docks at Liverpool. With accompanying tipsy folk melodies from Bleeding Heart Narrative’s Bartokian piano, strings, synths and sample set, and film from Jack Wake-Walker, Shad Thames, Broken Wharf resonates with what the docks might mean.
"an elegy, an urban bucolic around the river and its Eastern banks" - Culture Wars