Up The Line November 2009 Brockley & Ladywell cemetery, London Duration: 2 hours
Up The Line was an experimental live performance event taking place during darkness in Brockley and Ladywell cemetery, a designated nature reserve. Dancers, poets, musicians and multimedia artists performed short three-minute pieces of work exploring how we all reach our opinion on war and conflict.
inspired by the passing away of Harry Patch, the last british survivor from the world war one trenches, the intention was to consider different ways of engaging Remembrance. With zero funding the event was made possible by Platform-7 working with a wide network in the local community Despite no marketing budget, more than 500 people attended the free event.
The response to the event was overwhelming with many people completely reconsidering how they thought about war and remembrance [click] An academic response was written assessing the motives behind the event and how Remembrance can be rethought to include those who are disinterested or misunderstand the motives behind this period in the calendar.