'Collective Spirit' - The Boat Project by Lone Twin
The Boat Project, by Lone Twin, is a living archive of people's stories and lives, a 30ft seafaring vessel made from donated wooden items. The vessel named Collective Spirit was launched on 7 May and manned by a volunteer crew specially trained for the task she undertook a Maiden Voyage along the South Coast. Also aboard for the duration of the voyage was Thirty Pounds of Bone, the alt-folk art project of Johny Lamb. Travelling as an active member of the crew Johny produced The Ship’s Log - a collection of songs, created on the high seas, documenting each leg of the boat’s maiden voyage. For Collective Spirit's visit to London Thirty Pounds of Bone performs the complete Ships Log and for the gig is joined by special guests Mary Hampton, Marc Beatty from Brakes/Tenderfoot and Alex and Thomas White from Brakes/Electric Soft Parade. An evening of excellent musicianship and extraordinary tales of life aboard a unique boat.
To book, go to our booking page.
Other Boat Projected related events at the Festival:
The Boat Project: 'Collective Spirit' in the Quad (exhibition)
Talk by Gregg Whelan and Gary Winters of Lone Twin
The Boat Project by Lone Twin is the winning commission for Artists Taking the Lead in the South East, part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad and funded by Arts Council England.
Lone Twin are one of Europe’s leading performance companies. Celebrated for creating a broad range of projects, from theatrical productions to participatory public events, the company’s work is regularly shown across the world to popular and critical acclaim.
Gregg Whelan of Lone Twin is an AHRC supported King’s Fellow in the Creative and Performing Arts.
For further information about the project visit http://www.theboatproject.com/
Booking for guided tours (gatherings), talk and concert are now open.