Normal? | SILVIA MERCURIALI: SWIMMING HOME | 10.30am - 19.00

fri 26 mar, sat 27 mar, sun 28 mar
10.30am, 15.00, & 19.00 everyday
on zoom
tickets are free | booking in advance is needed

Are you ready to dive in?

Swimming Home is Silvia Mercuriali's latest Autoteatro piece, leading participants through a private meditation, all the way to the bottom of a deep pool.

You will be immersed in an aquatic and sonic world in which the ordinary becomes fictional and your familiar surroundings take on a new poetic meaning. Written following interviews with swimmers, swimming coaches and water lovers from all over the UK, the piece gently suggests a new look at the ritual of bathing.


A swimsuit, swimming goggles and a big towel.

Make sure your phone is fully charged and that you have a good internet connection.

The piece is to be experienced with headphones in your own bathroom (wireless headphones are preferable but not necessary).

Breathe. Dive in.

Normal? Festival of the Brain is co-curated by Living Words, Creative Folkestone & Folkestone Fringe. Living Words is an arts & literature charity organisation working with those with a dementia as well as those from isolated backgrounds. Creative Folkestone, is an arts charity dedicated to transforming Folkestone through collective creative activity. We do these festivals to enrich the cultural calendar of our town, bring people together, and connect Folkestone with the wider world. Each year, the Normal? programme and themes are always produced through think-ins, in which anyone is invited to share ideas of what interests them, and what they would like to see happen together.


10 October 2020

Normal? Festival Of The Brain 2020/21

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“Swimming Home plays with the gap between imagination and reality and urges you to let go and float away. When you are finally allowed to submerge and dip your head under the water, it is oddly exhilarating.” ✭✭✭✭ The Stage

“Silvia Mercuriali created the future. Just do it. Extraordinary.”
Audience member

Download the app HERE - National Ear Theatre, to access the show directly from your phone. MERCURIOUS NET is available worldwide.

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