Event

Deception Island

Wednesday 25 May
Chapelfield Gardens
On the hour every hour between 12noon - 9pm
£5

Deception Island runs Wednesday 25 – Saturday 28 May, on the hour every hour between 12noon – 9pm

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.

‘What a gorgeous thing’ — Sarah Perry

‘An amazing wonderful experience!! The sound of the wind – all so atmospheric! I Loved the hut!!’ — Audience member

Suitable for children, but Parental Guidance is recommended for children under 12.

Presented by Story Machine in collaboration with Elizabeth Lewis Williams. Funded by Arts Council England through National Lottery Project Grants.  

Story Machine Productions

City of Literature is a Norfolk & Norwich Festival and National Centre for Writing presentation, programmed by the National Centre for Writing.

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Image (c) Adam Barnes

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Deception Island runs Wednesday 25 – Saturday 28 May, on the hour every hour between 12noon – 9pm 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 […]

Chapelfield Gardens Writers Centre Norwich