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    Anna Morrissey presents

    North West

    Mon 3 - Sun 23 May
    Tickets Pay What You Can
    A site-specific audio artwork weaving music, sound and the testimony of ex-staff and students of North Westminster Community School, which was demolished, and its stories erased, as part of the redevelopment of the area.

    Content Notice
    Running Time 50 minutes
    Captioned Performance
    Captioned Performance

    “The school is no longer there now and I see these really fancy apartments and I just wonder what is happening to the people in that area”

    North West is an in-person audio walk that starts at North Wharf Rd, W2. It is a site-specific audio artwork weaving music, sound and the verbatim testimony of former staff and students of North Westminster Community School, which stood in the Paddington Basin for 25 years.

    Artists and former students of the school Anna Morrissey and Tristan Kajanus have come together in their first collaboration to create a piece to experience through headphones as you walk the former site of the school. You will hear intimate stories, testimony and memories of some of the 40,000 comprehensive school students who passed through the school, before it and the surrounding estates were demolished to make way for towers full of luxury flats.

    North West Online is an at-home video animation. It is captioned and has been created for D/deaf audiences and those not able to attend in person. It is an animated multi-layered audiovisual artwork in its own right and an arresting alternative to the in-person experience.

    Commissioned as part of Camden People’s Theatre Outside the Box Season, generously funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation. Additional funding from Arts Council England.

    Outside the Box commissions
    ""Well-crafted sensory storytelling.""
    The Stage
    ""North West shimmers with the psycho-geography of loss...""
    Lyn Gardner
    ""A richly crafted work in its own right""
    My theatre makes
    ""Beautifully delivered and moving...""
    Morning Star

    "The seed commission has made me feel supported, not just as an artist but also a woman of colour whose story needs to be heard."

    CPT Commissioned Artist