Equipped with their own headphones and mobile phones, audiences are transported on an adventure across the library, following the extraordinary and everyday story of a young bird migrating from West Africa to the UK.
At each station, visitors are invited to make choices leading them to miniature paper worlds and a series of clues hidden around the library, each revealing a different element of the bird’s migratory journey. This interactive and personal experience invites audiences to explore their local library in a new and exciting way and reflect on migration through stories and art.
I am Bird was commissioned by Farnham Maltings as part of our programme of work making theatre in libraries.
Experience it in Surrey libraries this autumn, book tickets below:
Sunbury Library, Surrey
Tue 13 & Sat 17 September
Addlestone Library, Surrey
Thu 22 & Sat 24 September
Haslemere Library, Surrey
Fri 30 September & Sat 01 October
West Byfleet Library, Surrey
Thu 06 & Sat 08 October
Ashstead Library, Surrey
Tue 11 & Sat 15 October
Camberley Library, Surrey
Fri 21 & Sat 22 October
Dorking Library, Surrey
Mon 24 & Tue 25 October
Tickets are available to book via Eventbrite.
Our New Popular programme is a five year initiative supported by Esmée Fairbairn Foundation that tests and creates new theatre with the ambition of reaching broader audiences in new places with new experiences. Our work in Buckinghamshire is supported by a three year grant from Rothschild Foundation.
We are pleased to be offering this commission with support from The National Rural Touring Forum (NRTF), Touring Art in Libraries project, which looks to explore the challenges and potential of our nation’s libraries to expand their service offer and diversify audiences through a programme of touring arts.