On Saturday 21 May Birmingham’s Stirchley Baths presents a special performance of Advance with Feathers. The live performance is the conclusion to a year-long collaboration with artist Justin Wiggan who has created new work around the redevelopment of Stirchley Baths and the themes of hope, transition and future. Visitors to the performance will also receive a limited edition 7″ vinyl recording of the new sound piece created.
Saturday’s performance aims be a moving sonic experience for the audience who will be part of an installation of film, building materials and balloons, while award winning opera singer Suzanna Purkis fills the main hall with voice from on high in her lifeguard chair.
Justin and the ‘Centre for Curious Sonic Investigation’ worked to produce the project with Kate Andrews, and several volunteers. They worked with participant patients from Stirchley’s St. Andrews hospital, children from Cotteridge Primary School and the local community to collect words and sounds that participants associated with hope, transition and future.
Book tickets here via Eventbrite, limited tickets will be available on the night but cannot be guaranteed.
Advance with Feathers has been funded by Arts Council England and Heritage Lottery Fund.