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Never at Sea is a film, sound, performance, and sculptural intervention, which explores forced migration and the climate crisis.

Never at Sea is a creative intervention at St Mary le Strand Church that explores the intersection between forced migration and climate change. Over six days, against the backdrop of a film, sound and sculptural installation, McMillan and her co-collaborators will present a series of talks, symposia and performances.

The project explores the role of creativity in creating a safe space for empathy, imagination, interdisciplinary conversations and collaborations around often divisive issues. The project has been developed in collaboration with the Refugee Council, King's Sanctuary Programme and King's Culture, King's College London.

Featuring performances by a vocalist, percussionist, and dancer, this project invites you to engage with the moral and creative responsibilities we share as citizens, institutions, and artists. Don't miss the opportunity to participate in a symposium that brings together artists and organisations working at the intersection between arts-based practices and communities.

Opening Night: Wednesday 21st June 6-8.30pm. Book here

Performance: Thursday 22nd June 6.30-8pm. Book here

Artist Talk: Sunday 25th June 3-4pm. Book here

Symposium: Monday 26th June 11-5pm. Book here

Artist, Creative Director Kate McMillan

Composer, Cat Hope

Choreographer, Sivan Rubinstein

Percussionist, Louise Devenish

Vocalist, Marcia Lemke-Kern

Sound, Decibel Ensemble & Ruthless Jabiru

Dancer, Lydia Walker

Director of Photography, Ric Rifici & Kate McMillan

Producers, Emma Pegrum, Treacle Holasz, Manon Luquand & Kate McMillan

Technical Production, Keegan Curran

Technicians, Matthew Hunt

Actors, Amelia Mangelsdorf, Poppy Breed, Fasika Girmay, Frances Wylie

Essayist, Kate Pickering

Partners: King’s Culture; Science Gallery London; St Mary le Strand Church; Lewisham Refugee Resettlement Program, Refugee Council; King's Sanctuary Programme

Funders: AHRC, Department for Culture, Media and Creative Industries and King's Culture, King's College London, Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music & Performance, Monash University, Australian Research Council

Special Thanks: Rev, Peter Babington, Karen Little, Alexander Warder MacEwan, Lana Churchill, Alison Jopp, Margaret Moore & Moore Contemporary, Matthew Hunt, Nicole Mennell, Jacqueline Freakes, Kristyn Mitchell, Alison Duthie, Leanne Hammacott, Kelly Lovelady

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Kate McMillan

Senior Lecturer in Creative Practice

Event details

St Mary le Strand
Strand, London, WC2R 1ES