After the Flood

After the Flood

After The Floo is a brand new concept coming to Leeds Waterfront Festival this year, and it’s set to be one of the most unique performances to date.

The performance has been commissioned by Multi-Story Water and is being directed by Simon Brewis. Simon has directed similar waterfront pieces for Shipley waterways and hopes to bring the success of his format to the Waterfront Festival this summer.

Unique performance experience created for the Leeds Waterfront Festival.
Unique performance experience created for the Leeds Waterfront Festival.

After The Flood will be based around local people's experiences with flooding and the devastation it can cause for the community and the environment. With the 'Boxing Day' floods affecting Kirkstall in Leeds earlier this year, this topic will tie into the community-focused aspect of the Leeds Waterfront Festival perfectly. Although this sounds like it could be a fairly dark piece, Simon intends to make zany and entertaining characters out of the real life stories, making the acts a fun and interactive way for audiences of all ages to learn about flooding and what its after effects mean for the community.

The performance will take place in six different locations around the Granary Wharf site across the weekend, and will be a labyrinth style performance with small audiences walking on a loop around the site to experience the full story that has been created.

The audience will have the opportunity to guide themselves around from performance to performance, providing a fun, curious element that will make the performance interactive and feel more personal to those who are involved. This performance is suitable for people of all ages and will be active on both days of the festival from 12-4pm and is FREE to experience. The starting point is at 'Lock 1' at Granary Wharf. To find out more about After The Flood, keep an eye out for posts on our social media pages and updates on our website.

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