Whats On


  • 8th October 2018



We are delighted to announce that thanks to funding from Arts Council England National Lottery, Bristol Ageing Better and the Quartet fund plus a residency at the marvellous Pervasive Media Studio at the Watershed in Bristol, the Dark City project has officially begun!

The funding allows PECo to undertake a development period for an immersive theatre piece called Dark City; an imaginative fiction, using the dynamics of myth and fairytale, weaving together elements of theatre, immersive multi sensory audio-visual and creative technology and based in the experiences of people who are visually impaired.

The r&d period will share and collate stories of living with visual impairment, explore the form and content of the piece Рasking what technology, multi sensory elements, live performance will it involve and what narrative structure does it take, and it will do this through working with a core group of visually impaired co-devisers [over 50 percent of whom are older citizens] and who will also function as a steering group providing expertise, personal experience, networks and contacts.