LIFT 2014 - 14-18 NOW

Extraordinary arts experiences connecting people with the First World War

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LIFT 2014

24 - 29 June 2014

Battersea Arts Centre & Southbank Centre

Image credit: After a War

LIFT 2014

Image credit: After a War

Over the course of one week London International Festival of Theatre (LIFT) presented a series of events and a weekender at Battersea Arts Centre & Southbank Centre.

SOUTHBANK CENTRE
The Great War 
Hotel Modern & Arthur Saur
24 – 26 JUNE 2014

Using live animation and a miniature film set, the audience was witness to the reconstruction of the Western Front on a tiny scale.

BATTERSEA ARTS CENTRE
The Notebook
Forced Entertainment
24 – 26 JUNE 2014

Based on the award-winning novel The Notebook (1986), by Ágota Kristóf, Forced Entertainment’s performance told the story of twin brothers evacuated to the Hungarian countryside during World War II.

SOUTHBANK CENTRE
The Year I Was Born
Lola Arias
24 – 26 June 2014

Eleven performers born in Pinochet’s Chile retold the stories of their parents living in the grip of dictatorship.

BATTERSEA ARTS CENTRE
After a War
27 – 29 June 2014

LIFT, Tim Etchells (Artistic Director, Forced Entertainment) and 14 –18 NOW invited 25 artists from across the world to react to the enduring legacies of the first truly global conflict.

BATTERSEA ARTS CENTRE
A Dream Turns Sour
The Tiger Lillies 
28 – 29 June 2014

For this new performance, The Tiger Lillies transformed British First World War poetry.

 

 
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