Paint The Town Festival

Season Six: Spring 2019

Welcome to the sixth season of Paint The Town festival, brought to Medway by Lyrici Arts and Battersea Arts Centre. This season of Paint The Town Festival launches on the 1-5th May with another sell-out selection of new theatre shows and exciting installations.

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Project Details

The programme is based on the themes of personal identity, belonging, and the meaning of ‘home’ Our highlights include:

Kaleidoscope

Blink. Blink again. What do you see?

Day by day your world is filling up with colour, little one.

Reds and blues, yellows and greens. Twinkling lights that glisten and gleam.

Your reflection is staring back at you. Wide eyed and full of hope. Mirrors, lights, colours and sounds. The world is your Kaleidoscope.

Kaleidoscope is a brand new piece of theatre for babies aged 6 – 18 months inspired by research into how a baby’s sense of sight develops and how they instinctively begin to categorise colour.

Juliet and Romeo

Lost Dog’s new show reveals the real story of Romeo and Juliet. It turns out they didn’t die in a tragic misunderstanding, they grew up and lived happily ever after.

Well they lived at least.

Now they are 40ish, at least one of them is in the grips of a mid-life crisis, they feel constantly mocked by their teenage selves and haunted by the pressures of being the poster couple for romantic love. They have decided to confront their current struggles by putting on a performance – about themselves. Their therapist told them it was a terrible idea.

With Lost Dog’s blend of dance, theatre and comedy this duet, directed by Olivier Award nominated Ben Duke, takes on our cultural obsession with youth and our inevitable issues with longevity.

Now Is The Time To Say Nothing

Now Is The Time To Say Nothing is an interactive sound and video installation exploring the role of screens in observing global conflicts.

The show is a provocation against armchair passivity.

Using stunning video and immersive sound, it follows the real story of Syrian artist Reem Karssli as she captures her daily experience of the Syrian conflict on camera.

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