Wednesday 25 – Saturday 28 May, on the hour every hour between 12noon – 9pm, Chapelfield Gardens
Step inside an exact replica of an Antarctic hut and be transported to Deception Island, a tiny caldera in the Antarctic Ocean, battered by the fiercest seas in the world and shaken by volcanic activity. Here the rusting remains of industrial whaling and a seabed littered with whalebones testify to mankind’s greed and brutality. But the island is also an outpost of scientific exploration, a witness to human attentiveness and fortitude.
Deception Island summons a remote frontier where climate and months of winter darkness impose a kind of perpetual lockdown. As the ship carrying the author’s father edges through the basalt cliffs into the calmer waters of Deception Island, the island’s many voices, human and non-human, begin to speak.
Prepare to embark on an immersive poetry, sound and film expedition like nothing you have been on before.
Presented by Story Machine in collaboration with Elizabeth Lewis Williams. Funded by Arts Council England through National Lottery Project Grants.