A sonic journey through 7 Alleys, where the legends of East Hull were born from the imaginations of children. Now overgrown, the Alleys ran from the Iron Bridge, past the ghost train track, Hedon Road cemetery and the prison to the old maternity hospital. Legend says if you go down the Alleys at midnight, spirits will appear...
Periplum's homage captures the dreams and adventures of those who dared to run this rite-of-passage. Built around 7 ghost stories and local childhood rhymes, the piece has been adapted from the company’s performances for Hull 2017 UK City of Culture and remotely recorded with Hull-based actors and community aged 14-70 during lockdown.
We’re off larking out down the Alleys, we dare you to come too…
Poems & Words written by
Damian Wright & Claire Raftery
Barry Han, Mike Simmonds, Claire Raftery & Damian Wright
Barry Han, Claire Raftery & Damian Wright
Ian Winter, Glynis Steward, Annie Kirkman, Josie Morley, Damian Wright, Bacary Mundoba, Gina Garton, Vicky Foster, Harrison Donkin, Laura Boughen, Ben Phillips, Claire Raftery, Douglas Devaney
Guitar, Synths & Programming
Violin, Viola, Harmonium & Nyckelharpa
Song Vocals, Harmonium & Glockenspiel
‘7 Alleys’ soundtrack 2020 has been commissioned by Back to Ours and funded by Arts Council England. The ‘7 Alleys’ show was originally performed in East Park, Hull in 2017 as the inaugural Act of Wonder for the city-wide Land of Green Ginger project, commissioned by Hull 2017 UK City of Culture.
© Periplum 2020