Date: 03/06/2008 Category: Arts and Libraries
Fuse Medway Festival 2008 closes with a spectacular piece of free, outdoor theatre at Rochester Castle Gardens on Saturday, 14 June, 9.45pm. Arquiem, by Periplum, is a powerful outdoor promenade performance inspired by Blake's Songs of Innocence & Experience and Browning's poem Porphyria's Lover. Night is falling. A medieval cart is wheeled through town. The streets resound with the sounds of an avenging crowd as a young man cries for an innocence lost. A love story, a murder ballad and a cautionary tale. Arquiem features live music, visual theatre, stilts, pyrotechnics, acrobatics and beautifully crafted mobile structures. Suitable for all and free. Fuse Medway Festival is a celebration of arts and creativity in Medway. Spanning three weekends of great live performances and exhibitions, the festival includes theatre, indoors and out, cabaret, music, visual arts, dance and a hamper-full of fun for families. Visit www.fusefestival.org.uk to download a free brochure and uncover the full line-up. Alternatively, call box office on 01634 338338 to request a hard copy.