May 15, 2011

Preparing for the next Text Festival weekend

A week of preparations for another big Text Festival weekend. On 19th, 20th and 21st May, Station stories is a unique, site specific, live, literature performance event using digital technology and improvised electronic sound. Taking place at Piccadilly Station, moving from platform to platform, café to café and shop to shop, six writers read specially commissioned stories that guide the audience on a creative journey.The writers include: David Gaffney, Jenn Ashworth, Nicholas Royle, Peter Wild, Tom Jenks and Tom Fletcher. Sound Artist: Daniel Hopkins. For more information and tickets, go to

Guest curators Helen Kaplinsky & Maurice Carlin of Reading for Reading’s Sake bring New York based Rainer Ganahl to the Transport Museum. Ganahl, who represented Austria in the 1999 Venice Biennale, arrives on Wednesday though installation of his exhibition at the Bury Transport Museum starts on Monday. Ganahl has ambitious plans to create various works this week including two films. The show is called Engels…Engels…Engels and is an investigation through videos, assemblage, photos and prints of “The Condition of the Working Class in England” (1844).

As part of the project Ganahl will facilitate Engels seminars on the 18th (6:30-8:30pm), 19th (2-4pm) and 20th (6:30-8:30pm) May at Bury Transport Museum. No prior reading required but to book email The artist will also present a talk on Thurs 19th May 6pm at Islington Mill.

1 comment:

Diana Hamilton said...

Tom Jenks performance as part of Station Stories is beautiful... His delivery works so well in the station.