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Performance: Underground Medieval London

Location
St Etheldreda's Church 14 Ely Place London EC1N 6RY
Category
Other
When
21/10/2014 (10:00-12:00)
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Part of the Arts & Humanities Festival 2014: underground.

Drop-in performance: visit any time between 10.00 - 12.00, stay as long as you like. No booking required.

Presented by the Department of English and the Centre for Late Antique & Medieval Studies.

Description

Underground Medieval London: Site specific performance in the crypt of St Etheldreda's


The first in a series of events exploring Underground Medieval London: drop-in to the atmospheric crypt of St Etheldreda's Church in Ely Place to see a site-specific performance from the Irish artist Ceara Conway. Working with a group of PhD students from King's College London, Ceara has created a performance piece for the thirteenth century crypt underneath St Etheldreda's Church inspired by the location and the story of St Etheldreda, whose left hand is kept in a glass reliquary in the church above. Wander in throughout the morning and soak up the atmosphere of this beautiful and historic building. 

Drop-in performance: visit any time 10.00 - 12.00, stay as long as you like.


Biography


Ceara Conway is an artist and singer from the Connemara Gaeltacht in the west of Ireland known for her large scale sculptural works and multi-disciplinary public performances incorporating narration, projection and song. In her most recent works, ''Vicissitudes" (2013) commissioned by 'Difference Exchange' and the Derry City of Culture and ''Making Visible" (2013- 14) supported by the Irish Arts Council/CREATE; she has responded to various themes such as exile, ritual, lament and the current socio-political experiences of women living within the Direct Provision System in Ireland.


Crypt
Image: Andrew Dickson White Architectural Photograph Collection, #15-5-3090, Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library

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Inside Out Festival

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