The Sheffield & Tinsley Canal is a surreal place rich in history, but often hidden from view. Everyday Myths is an interactive audio walk interweaving stories from the communities who live along the canal with ancient secrets hidden in the waterways. Hear of journeys and homecomings, beasts and heroines, and find artefacts, some real and some imagined.
Created over the past two months by Sheffield-based theatre company The Bare Project through a series of ‘Story Swap Cafes’ and workshops with residents of all ages from The Wicker, Attercliffe, Tinsley and Rotherham, Everyday Myths is an audio artwork experienced on, and inspired by, the Sheffield & Tinsley Canal.
Everyday Myths (Audio Walk)
Saturday 23 June 2018
Starting from Victoria Quays, Sheffield
at 12pm, 2pm, 4pm, 6pm
FREE – booking info TBA!
Pick-up a pair of headphones at The Dorothy Pax bar and cafe under the arches at Victoria Quays and take a walk along the canal to Tinsley Marina, immersed in an environment interwoven with myths and real-life stories.
Everyday Myths (Exhibit)
19 – 23 June 2018
Theatre Delicatessen, Sheffield
FREE – drop-in/no booking required
Audio installation plus a display showcasing how the artwork was created in collaboration with local communities.
**Tell us your story:
Do you live near a canal? Have you ever swam in a river? Have you ever taken a journey by boat? If you have a story about the Sheffield & Tinsely Canal, or about journeys by water elsewhere in the world, we’d like to hear from you. Get in touch to contribute your story to this evolving artwork: email@example.com
All events in the series, including the exhibition and audio walk performances, are free of charge and suitable for all ages.
Everyday Myths is a collaboration between The Bare Project and Grimm & Co., as part of Hinterlands, a new Canal & River Trust arts programme that connects local communities and promotes wellbeing, supported by Arts Council England. We are delighted that Everyday Myths (Audio Walk & Exhibit) are featured as part of Migration Matters Festival 2018.