Imagine you’re an eleven-year-old boy. You’ve just moved to an English seaside town to live with a new step-father. One day you wake up and discover that an iceberg- the size of five football fields has drifted into the bay….
During August 2013 Tim Padmore of Gearshift Theatre will be doing a storytelling tour by bicycle from Yorkshire to London. The main piece will be a piece called ‘The Boy Who Dreamed Only Ice’, a full length piece for adults and older children that combines modern fable with a number of traditional tales of indigenous arctic peoples. It is a creative response to the record breaking melting of arctic sea ice that took place in the summer of 2012
Parallel to this, Tim has produced a show that is suitable for children and their families called ‘Tales of the Far North’. If you’re an adult you’re welcome to come to see this too!
Tim will be performing at libraries, cafes, RSPB reserves, protest camps, storytelling centres and outside banks and financial institutions in the City of London. You can see the full itinerary of the tour on a post dated 3rd August
The tour culminates with a number of events in London on Saturday 24th August, the anniversary of the date when arctic sea ice melt broke all records (with more melting yet to occur in August and September!). These include a storytelling walk around the City of London with Richard Solly Co-ordinator of the London Mining Network, telling arctic stories and explaining how the City of London pours billions of pound into coal, oil and gas extraction across the planet that is driving the meltdown of the arctic.