Come along to Crewe Library and immerse yourself in an interactive experience created by Young People from Crewe
As you walk around the library you’ll be taken on a journey through different experiences, with a mixture of audio and visual performances to pull you into the future. The Train Now Departing is a promenade play about the future.
The year is 2068, Emily is about to start her new job as a train engineer. She believes in a future where technology transforms the world for the better. When she enters the engine room, she discovers that not all fantasies turn out the way we might imagine. Follow Emily as she makes a difficult choice, fights her heroes, and rescues monsters to create a world she can believe in.
The performances times are 2pm, 2:30pm, 3pm, 3:30pm and are 20 minutes long, or come along anytime between 1pm-4pm for the amibient installation. Performance suitable for all ages. For more information call Crewe Library on 01270 375295
Created over 5 months through Crewe: Beyond Ultimate Reality workshops in creative and digital skills at Crewe Library, a cohort of young people have taken over the library every Monday to dream of an alternative future together with artist collective Re-Dock and associate artists ranging in disciplines from sound installation, projection mapping, digital composition, MineCraft and text adventure game coding.
What is Crewe: Beyond Ultimate Reality?
Crewe: Beyond Ultimate Reality was a library creative arts programme engaging young people in critical thinking & creativity through exploring interactive hands-on activities and workshops. Working with socially engaged participatory artist collective Re-Dock, this group worked collaboratively with artists to create the immersive experience The Train Is Now Departing. Designed to explore the reality of young people in Crewe now and in the future, what is beyond ultimate reality for Crewe?
Re-Dock worked with a dedicated group of Young People to co-produce an event in October. Ideas explored were the future of Crewe, asking the Young People to imagine their future, their place in it and explore it in an artistic way. The programme is inspired by Cheshire author Alan Garner’s novel Red Shift which states Crewe is the ‘Ultimate Reality’.
The group aged 12 – 17 met weekly on Mondays 4pm – 5:30pm from June – October at Crewe Library, Crewe Lifestyle Centre, Moss Square, Crewe, CW1 2BB
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Funded by Arts Council England and Cheshire East Council.
Led by artists and filmmakers, Hwa Young Jung, Tim Brunsden, Sam Meech & Neil Winterburn, Re-Dock are a community interest company established in 2008 to develop and deliver high quality creative projects throughout the North West of England and beyond.
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Flagship projects such as “A Small Cinema” and “Open Source Swan Pedalo” (both ongoing) highlight our organic and expansive approach to the journey an artwork may take and we place special emphasis on the value of investing in host community resources and integrating the voices of many. Another recent collaboration “Mapping and Memory” brought into focus a very important strand of our work emphasising the importance of individual stories and using lo-tech interfaces to collect and map people’s ideas and memories. Public manifestations through exhibitions, events and presentations are supported by ongoing research and development and we welcome dialogue with other practitioners globally.
We work with a ever-growing network of artists (across all forms including filmmaking, poetry, technology and performance) festivals, organisations local authorities, research councils and major institutions (including Liverpool Biennial, University of Liverpool, FACT, National Museums Liverpool) taking a critical approach to technology and placing an emphasis on novel ways to share art practice in public environments.
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