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Presented by South by South East

A literary road-trip around the UK, celebrating Living Legends (And Dead Ones Too) through original music and poetry.

From Lands End to John O’ Groats via David Bowie in Bromley, Poly Styrene in Hastings and Aphra Behn in Canterbury. Tracing its way across the UKs arteries – in a G reg VW – the show reveals its life-blood: the extraordinary people who call our nation home.

Alongside Brigitte Aphrodite, prepare to meet sung and unsung heroes, including at least one pub-specific local colourful character. Take tea with Miranda the Fortune Teller in Margate, raise a glass with Ellen Terry and Edith Craig in Small Hythe. Living Legends (And Dead Ones Too) embraces the characteristics that make our pubs special. It is a communal experience that welcomes a broad, diverse audience; a conversation-sparker; a raucous night out. Each poem and song stands alone, but, much like the union it explores, together the characters crescendo into a unique, captivating and brilliant whole.

Commissioned by INN CROWD.


ART31 takes its name from Article 31 of the UN Convention on the Rights of a Child, which states that ‘Children have the right to relax and play, and to join in a wide range of cultural, artistic and other recreational activities’.

ART31 is a vision created with, by, and for young people in Kent, championing the belief that all children and young people have an entitlement to access high quality arts and culture, to empower them to achieve their creative potential, and to genuinely engage young people as equal partners in any decision making that affects them.

The ART31 Youth Board is made up of young people from across Kent aged 13-25 who steer its governance, and influence policy and practice across the county and beyond, challenging the creative sector to examine existing ways of working and integrate young people into the core of their practice.

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