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


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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