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How We Walk through the Fire

Dark Mountain at The Cube 202

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Fri 17 April // 19:00

Tickets: £55 / £45 unwaged - Weekend Ticket

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The Dark Mountain Project are teaming up with us for a weekend of talks, readings, film screenings, performances and other happenings that explore how we can 'walk through the fire'.

In the last two years unprecedented wildfires – like the conflagration currently engulfing Australia – have brought home the reality of climate breakdown for many people. The scale of loss and the rapidity of change is hard to comprehend. We devoted our Spring 2019 issue to stories from the ‘Age of Fire’; our next book, to be published in Spring 2020, is themed around restoration and repair. But how can these two realities – destruction and renewal, endings and beginnings, death and rebirth – be reconciled? This weekend is, partly, an approach towards that question.

Feat the launch of Dark Mountain: Issue 17, performances, panel discussions, readings, film screenings, storytelling, music, workshops, fiery rituals and walks in the urban wilderness, we welcome you warmly to the Cube in 2020. For other information contact Dougie Strang on dougie@dark-mountain.net

Much more info here: https://dark-mountain.net/events/how-we-walk-through-the-fire/

For Saturday's and Sunday's programme and times go to the corresponding webpages on Cube website.

FRIDAY PROGRAMME

Welcome and Launch of Dark Mountain: Issue 17
Theatre 7:30pm

Our weekend begins with the launch of the latest Dark Mountain book. Come and join the editors and contributors to the Spring 2020 collection for readings, questions and conversation.

There will be live poetry, storytelling and creative non-fiction, based around our theme of restoration and repair. Plus a picture show from our Cube exhibition ‘Holding the Storyline’ featured some of the work by performance artists published in recent anthologies. 

As the first event of the weekend this will be a great opportunity to meet the Dark Mountain crew and fellow participants in our shared two-day journey through the fire.

MUSIC
Āvā Osmosis
Theatre 9:30pm-10:30pm

Āvā uses live percussion, vocals, synthesizer and found sounds to improvise rhythmic soundscapes. She will weave us a strange sound journey that spans from the raw and natural to the urban and electronic. 

EXHIBITION
Holding the Storyline
In the Cube Bar - all weekend

Holding the Storyline is a small exhibition of ten pictures from the Dark Mountain books by artists whose embodied work takes them into the field (literally) - from walking the length of Broadway on their knees to interring themselves under the cobblestones of Glasgow.

Artists include: Monique Besten, David Ellingsen, Christos Gallanis, Kahn & Selesnick, Robert Leaver, Meryl McMaster and Dougie Strang. Curated by Charlotte Du Cann.