Dates and Times
Monday 3rd - Sunday 23rd May 2021 at anytime, daylight hours
PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE IS ONLY ONE DATE OPTION AVAILABLE ON THE BOOKING SYSTEM. HOWEVER, PLEASE IGNORE THIS DATE. ONCE YOU HAVE BOUGHT YOUR TICKET, YOU CAN ACCESS THE EXPERIENCE AT ANY TIME BETWEEN NOW AND THE 23RD MAY.
Presented by Anna Morrissey
“The school is no longer there now and I see these really fancy apartments and I just wonder what is happening to the people in that area”
North West is an in-person audio walk that starts at North Wharf Rd, W2. It is a site-specific audio artwork weaving music, sound and the verbatim testimony of former staff and students of North Westminster Community School, which stood in the Paddington Basin for 25 years.
Artists and former students of the school Anna Morrissey and Tristan Kajanus have come together in their first collaboration to create a piece to experience through headphones as you walk the former site of the school. You will hear intimate stories, testimony and memories of some of the 40,000 comprehensive school students who passed through the school, before it and the surrounding estates were demolished to make way for towers full of luxury flats.
North West can be experienced between 3rd-23rd May – attend any time in daylight hours. The experience lasts approximately 50 minutes.
Location: North Wharf Rd, W2. The nearest tubes are Edgware Rd. Bakerloo Lin, District and Circle Line. To experience North West you’ll need headphones and a smartphone.
North West Online is an at-home video animation. It is captioned and has been created for D/deaf audiences and those not able to attend in person. It is an animated multi-layered audiovisual artwork in its own right and an arresting alternative to the in-person experience. This captioned video is best experienced on a laptop or tablet and can be viewed any time between 3rd – 23rd May.
Tickets for both experiences are Pay What You Can and can be booked under the red Book Tickets button below the image at the top of this page. If you would like to experience North West Online, please make sure you have selected a “North West Online” ticket, in addition to your Pay What You Can ticket.
Commissioned as part of Camden People’s Theatre Outside the Box Season, generously funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation. Additional funding from Arts Council England.
“North West shimmers with the psycho-geography of loss…” – Lyn Gardner
“Well-crafted sensory storytelling.” ★★★★ The Stage
“A richly crafted work in its own right” – My Theatre Mates
“Beautifully delivered and moving…” – Morning Star
Production photos by Angela Christofilou
About the company
Anna Morrissey has worked across theatre, opera and dance as a movement director and director. Her work has been shown on the West End, the National, the RSC, the Royal Opera House, the Young Vic and the Old Vic as well as many major regional venues and internationally. Recent credits as Movement Director: Translations (National Theatre), Emilia (Shakespeare’s Globe, West End), ANNA (National Theatre), King Charles III (West End, Almeida Theatre, UK tour, Broadway). As Director: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Nevill Holt Opera), Beyond The Deepening Shadows (Tower of London, Staging Director), We Are Here (Associate Director – NT, Jeremy Deller). As a maker of her own work, Anna has been commissioned to make dance theatre pieces by the RSC and the Royal Opera House and spent a year as Artist in Residence with Historic Royal Palaces.
Sound design by Tristan Kajanus aka Tris Kayo, a DJ producer and music consultant from London. He spent 10 years on National French radio producing and hosting the Essential Guide on Radio Monaco. Now based in Prague he has owned his own record store, supervised and created musical brands for places like Vnitroblock and Manifesto Market and has been involved in music since the age of 17, when he started Dj-ing at Plastic People and working in sound and audio post-production studios for film, TV and advertising agencies.
Additional music by Stephane Vallini.
Featured in CPT Digital, our curated programme of the best new digital work by CPT’s favourite artists. Click here to viewles the full line-up.
This is a recipient of our Outside the Box commission, supporting artists to develop larger-scale projects – live, virtual or both – which explore what ‘live performance’ can be at a time of closed theatres.