Exhibition

A Home Unpacked

28 Mar 2017 – 15 Apr 2017

Event times

Travel Theatres from Tuesday 28th March until Saturday 15th April, 2017. 'A Home Unpacked' will be performed once at 18:30 on Thursday 30th March. After this a video of the performance will be available to watch for the remainder of the exhibition.

Cost of entry

Free

Oxford, United Kingdom

Address

Travel Information

  • 10 mins by bus from central Oxford; 15 mins on bike

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A Home Unpacked, a collaboration between artist Adrian Brooks and writer/performer Shane Anderson explores stories and remembrances of home through a fusion of theatre and handcrafted objects.

About

Shane Anderson and Adrian Brooks both grew up in Edwardian terraced houses: Shane in Northern Ireland, Adrian in South London. Through this collaboration they have discovered that their early experiences of home are remarkably similar, and that their stories are shared by so many others:

"A home is inhabited with a thousand memories. It has corners where we sulked, cupboards in which we hid, doors we slammed. We recall memories of the creaky stair, the door handle that twisted awkwardly, and ghostly shadows in the passage. Our dreams were, and still are, populated by our memories of Home"

In A Home Unpacked, through the use of a monologue and a Travel Theatre, Shane and Adrian journey through their childhood homes to explore how early encounters with inhabitants, architecture and furnishings created an indelible emotional blueprint on which many of their daily hopes, dreams and responses to life are built.

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Exhibiting artists

Adrian Brooks

Shane Anderson

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