WoWmcr: Up the Wall special

Friday 21 + Saturday 22 October, 2011, 6.30-9pm 

Chester Castle, CH1 2DN

Free - booking required.

Chester Castle perches between City and Wall, its 12th Century tower keeping a watchful eye over the border with a neighbouring nation. Once military base, mint and prison, its architecture has been reinvented along with its role.  Now, almost forgotten and undisturbed by the tourist swarms, it sleeps, still waiting and watching over unfamiliar lands.

For two nights only, join Up the Wall in unlocking the hidden secrets of this ancient watch-keeper as artists local, national and international explore borderland terrain, to draw the maps of our identities and the borders of our culture; physical, linguistic and spiritual.

A semaphore conversation between English and Welsh,  a weighty progression from Ireland to the outpost of England, a footballing story of a split identity stadium and an echoing flight from a towering vantage point...

Through image, movement, light and sound, a glimpse of the Castle as never before.

Photo: Denis Buckley

Participating Artists:

Andrew Binkley  - Camilla Brueton - Denis Buckley - Emma Thackham  - Frajul Systems  - Helen Thomas and Kirstin Sillitoe - Julia Heslop, Martin Heslop and Lindsay Rodden  - Katherine Johnson and Stacey Allen  - Laura Cooper - Marcus Orlandi  - Question your Teaspoons  - Shona Harrison - The Lab Collective - Two Destination Language

Produced by Chester Performs, in partnership with hÅb