Carry on Up the Line

We jumped the gun last month when we announced that Up the Line, the local Remembrance Day celebration, would be returning this year, following a stunning event in 2009. The event did not secure the Arts Council funding the organisers hoped for. However, in a Capra-esque twist, the good people of Brockley have pulled together to put the show on regardless.

Organiser John Mckiernan writes:

Following on from the hugely successful 2009 event we will be presenting a bigger and more beautiful evening performance of ‘Up The Line’ in Brockley and Ladywell Cemetery, two weeks tonight, 11.11.10 from 7pm

Poets, musicians, dancers, soundscape, film and a lantern procession with children will begin their performance at the sound of a single Scottish piper along a one and half kilometre path running through the cemetery.

Monuments to those who were injured during the conflict and subsequently died in Lewisham Hospital and those killed in Deptford by the Zeppelin attacks will be lit by light artist Tom White using hydrogen fuel cells, dispensing with the need for diesel generators and reducing our CO2 emissions by 70% on 2009.

We do hope you can make it along to this free unique event with entry anytime from 7pm until 8.20pm. The wheelchair and pram accessible path will take between 55-70 minutes to walk so please dress appropriately, wear sturdy shoes and bring a torch.

Brockley and Ladywell Cemetery

Enter from junction of Brockley Road and Ivy Road, SE4 2QY

Ivy Road will be CLOSED to traffic from 4pm on 11.11.10

Exit Ladywell Gate SE13 7HY

Thursday 11th November 2010

Arrive anytime between 7.00pm – 8.20pm last entry

Lantern Procession by children 7.30pm

Post Event Reflection from 7.30pm

Admission Free


Get involved and information:

Produced by

Platform-7 and Moonbow Events, in association with London Borough of Lewisham and the Friends of Brockley and Ladywell Cemetery with support from the Metropolitan Police Safer Neighbourhood Teams in Ladywell and Crofton Park


Westsider said...

Please, will someone just give us some news! ;)

Seriously, well to all the people involved in this event. I'm looking forward to it

Anonymous said...

Sounds good.

Up The Line said...

The performances hope to encourage the audience to consider the impact and affects of the Great War without offering an opinion of war itself. By exploring memory, gesture and storytelling through spatial poetry the idea is to create a conversation while simultaneously experiencing the most beautiful of cemeteries.

The final running order will be published here next week.

Up The Line said...

Follow the countdown to the event on Twitter Platform-7@PLATFORM7events

Up The Line said...

Ever wondered what goes on behind a large live performance event?

Volunteer for 11.11.10 and you can see behind the scenes - amongst the chaos there is normally great fun!

Up The Line said...

A unique evening of candle lit performance returns to Brockley and Ladywell Cemetery for Remembrance 2010


Up Tjhe Line said...

Big thanks to Jam Circus crew for all the amazing support towards artists, crew and volunteers working on this event

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