Lone Twin - Town Crying

In early summer 2007, performance artists Lone Twin asked people in areas across North East England about themselves and about the places they lived in. People talked about who they were, how they were and how they would like their lives to be. Now working with Alnwick's acclaimed Town Crier, the artists will tell different stories about, and to, these local places, events and communities where people live, shop, work and spend time. You will be able to follow the Crier at each event and experience these personal, anecdotal and often humorous commentaries.

Watch out for the Crier proclaiming in Alnwick - where the cry will take in local landmarks and finish with drinks at the Crier's local, The Fleece. There'll be cries around the shops, houses and sights of Stowell Street, Newcastle’s Chinatown, at Tynemouth Indoor Market and along the Quayside on a Saturday night. And for the final event, you can turn up and request your own cry at Hexham Car Boot Sale.

All performances are free and will be presented at regular intervals over the four hour period at each location. Limited edition scripts of each Town Cry will be handed out at performances.

Thu 26 Jul, 4 - 8pm: Starts Alnwick Castle, Alnwick
Fri 27 Jul, 6 - 10pm: Starts Old City Wall, Stowell St, Newcastle upon Tyne
Sat 28 Jul, 10am - 2pm: Starts Tynemouth Market (Tynemouth Metro Station), continues to Tynemouth beach
Sat 28 Jul, 6 - 10pm: Starts Gateshead Quays
Sun 29 Jul, 12 - 4pm: Hexham Car Boot Sale, Tyne Green, Hexham

Town Crying is produced by Forma, commissioned by Dott 07 and funded by Design Council and One North East. Town Crying is part of Vital Signs and is presented in conjunction with Dott 07 (Designs of The Time 2007), a year of community projects and events taking place across north east England that explore how design can make a positive difference to our daily lives. Vital Signs forms part of north east England's world class festivals and events programme.