Everyday myths

Pick up a pair of headphones at The Dorothy Pax Bar and Cafe for an audio walk performance.

Event details

23 June 2018

12:00pm - 6:00pm


Sheffield & Tinsley Canal


Dorothy Pax Bar

Starting point: Attercliffe tram stop
S2 5SY

Take part in a free performance of a new audio artwork on the Sheffield & Tinsley Canal

Performances at 12pm / 2pm / 4pm / 6pm

Starting at Attercliffe tram stop; Going to Victoria Quays

The Sheffield & Tinsley Canal is a surreal place rich in history, but often hidden from view. Everyday Myths is an interactive audio walk interweaving stories from the communities who live along the canal with ancient secrets hidden in the waterways. Hear of journeys and homecomings, beasts and heroines, and find artefacts, some real and some imagined.

Created over the past two months by Sheffield-based theatre company The Bare Project through a series of 'Story Swap Cafes' and workshops with residents of all ages from The Wicker, Attercliffe, Tinsley and Rotherham, Everyday Myths is an audio artwork experienced on, and inspired by, the Sheffield & Tinsley Canal.

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On Saturday 23 June, head to the starting point at Attercliffe tram stop (at least 15 minutes before your specified start time) where you will be met by a member of the Everyday Myths team. You will be given a pair of headphones before being led on an interactive journey along the Sheffield & Tinsley Canal towards Victoria Quays, immersed in an environment interwoven with myths and real-life stories.

Join us afterwards

We are holding a special Story Swap Cafe outside Dorothy Pax bar at Victoria Quays all day, so once you have finished your Everyday Myths journey you can relax over a drink, discuss your experience with fellow travellers and contribute your own story to this evolving artwork.

Everyday Myths is a collaboration between The Bare Project and the Canal & River Trust, with workshops led by Grimm & Co. The project is part of Hinterlands, a new Canal & River Trust arts programme that connects local communities and promotes wellbeing, supported by Arts Council England. We are delighted that Everyday Myths (this Audio Walk and the accompanying exhibit at Theatre Deli) are featured as part of Migration Matters Festival 2018.

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Halfpenny Bridge crossing navigation Halfpenny Bridge on Sheffield & Tinsley, courtesy of Steve F