Up The Line (2010)

November 2010


The second in the series of investigations into how opinions on conflict and war form, using short abstract live art performances as a medium to engage during a lightening storm in a darkened cemetery.

Taking place in Brockley cemetery during in darkness and a lightening storm, the audience weaved through poets, dancers, musicians and installations along a narrow path, giving a taste of the foreboding that might be sensed when heading to a battlefront.


This event followed on from a similar performance in 2009, assessing how war and conflict manifests and escalates, while nations and charities embody the symbolism and motifs of destruction.


Audience Response

• Lovely evening – thank you
• Nice music and thought provoking too
• It was really lovely! Wonderful atmosphere, I’ll remember it for a long time xxx
• Never knew how big the place was
• I really enjoyed the walk and the poems. Very peaceful. Thank you
• I love the diary and the film and piano
• A wonderful idea thank you
• Gloomy
• A great event – very moving
• Brilliant organisation. Please do it again
• Very well done
• Traditional – a song from one of the wars
• Very spooky
• I liked the poems a lot
• Music and lighting was lovely – very atmospheric
• Gloomy
• Absolutely great – I hope it happens once again next year
• I hope you do this again next year
• Great music
• Thank you – beautiful and very moving
• Really enjo
• yed the poems! Enjoyed the tour was a very nice peaceful atmosphere
• Very apt and well put together
• Very peaceful and great event
• Very scary I wish I was nocturnal
• It was very interesting
• Absolutely fantastic thanks
• Great atmosphere
• Very impressed will come again
• Wow so beautiful very very moving my granddad was very happy to be here tonight xxx heart
• A great event brilliant organisation please do it again
• I love it heart heart heart
• Lovely words and very atmospheric – loved the music particularly thank you
• Excellent overall
• Liked the glowstick path
• Extraordinary
• Very good
• I thought it was very good but not as good as last years
• Weird
• Very reflective experience
• Fantastic event and a great way to commemorate Armistice Day really wonderful well done
• Brilliant
• I liked it a lot but I’m sad there wasn’t any hot chocolate
• Cold but beautiful liked the piano and poems by the women war poets
• I enjoyed it about as much as last year (smiley)
• Excellent, especially liked the music
• Came last year and so glad you did it again, again next year please