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This event is part of Art 50 Weekender, a free festival showcasing some of the 50 artistic projects commissioned by Sky Arts, exploring what it means to be British today.
‘And the Band Keeps Marching On’ is a provocative and humorous play exploring British identity post Brexit, from a Northern Irish Loyalist point of view. This darkly comic study of identity, crisis and redemption, set in a Northern Irish Loyalist marching family in a border town explores what Britain and Brexit mean to this community and has been researched through interviews during the Loyalist parade season.
Martha Barnett is a playwright, based in Edinburgh, but originally from Belfast. Her debut full-length play, ‘The Shift’, was shortlisted for the Theatre 503 Playwriting Award and her second, ‘At a Stop’, has been developed through Progressive Playwrights at The Tron Theatre, Glasgow and the Lyric Belfast’s New Playwrights Programme. She has also had readings and short plays produced at the 503, The Traverse and by Sky or the Bird. Work for screen includes Scot Squad season 5 and comedy horror short, ‘Derek vs The Evil Halloween Pigeon’ for iPlayer.
As this is a free event please ensure you arrive at least 15 minutes before the start time to avoid disappointment. Any seats not allocated 10 minutes before the start of the event will be offered to a standby queue.
Storyvault Films Limited is recording at this venue for a programme provisionally entitled “Art 50: This is Britain” for Sky Arts and it is possible you may appear in shot. By attending this event you consent to filming and sound recording which may include you and its use in commercial distribution without payment or copyright.
Duration: 60 minutes
Presented by Sage Gateshead, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Sky Arts & Storyvault Films Art 50 – a debate about our national identity. In March 2017 Article 50 was invoked. Sky Arts invited 50 artists to respond to the question of what it means to be British today. From this...