LIFT 2018 programme announced
LIFT 2018 is a 4 week festival taking place in London in June, full of exciting and powerful performances which will showcase extraordinary talent from across the globe.
We’re thrilled to announce that we will be part of LIFT 2018 festival with Fatherland on at the Lyric Hammersmith from Sat 26 May – Sat 23 June.
Fatherland is a vivid, urgent and deeply personal portrait of 21st-century Britain at the crossroads of past, present and future. Inspired by conversations with fathers and sons from the trio’s home towns in the heart of the country, the show explores identity, nationality, masculinity – and what it means to belong in a world weighed down by the expectations of others. Tender and tough, honest and true, Fatherland is a vital and necessary show about what we were, who we are and what we’d like to become.
The fantastic full LIFT 2018 programme can be viewed on LIFT festival’s website.
Our highlights include Taylor Mac’s A 24-Decade History Of Popular Music: The First Act at The Barbican, Punchdrunk’s special show Small Wonders for 5-11 year olds, and our friends 14-18 NOW are co-producing US artist Duke Riley’s Fly By Night, which will see 1,500 trained, LED-wearing pigeons soar over East Thamesmead in a beautiful homage to the 100,000-plus carrier pigeons that aided the British effort during the First World War.
LIFT guest artistic director David Binder said: “We want to offer an antidote to the recent times, giving chances to celebrate our diverse communities, dispel seeded fears and confront preconceptions.
“From the iconic buildings, renowned stages and unusual, hidden spaces in which our festival takes place, we welcome global citizens to create work as a signifier to everyone; whether you were born here, have made it your home or are just passing through, you belong here.”
We can’t wait!