This June, the Contact Theatre is presenting an immersive, site-specific audio artwork. Unexpected Items is a one-day-only experience that will take place at that world-renowned hub of all things creative: Bury Market. Visitors will wind their way through the maze of stalls selling books, records, and (presumably) black puddings, while wearing headphones. They will hear real-life stories, and also some fiction, as told by the people who know the market best – the stall holders. You can expect poignant anecdotes, tall tales, and a fair bit of wisdom. This sound experience is the work of Steve McWade, an artist who specialises in fusing audio and visual elements. The Unexpected Items event is a presentation by Re:Con, the Contact Theatre’s team of young programmers and producers. Tours will take place throughout the day, but advance booking is recommended. Please see the website below for details.

Sat 18 Jun, 1 The Fish Market, Murray Road, Bury, BL9 0BJ. Tel: 0161 1274 0600, Tours from 10am, £7/£4 (conc.),

Sat 18 Jun
A. James Simpkin
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Tue 14 Jun 2016