Oh Europa [Free Town Centre Event]
- 16 Oct 2021
- 18 Oct 2021
- 16 Oct, 10:00
17 Oct, 10:00
18 Oct, 10:00
Oh Europa is collection of works by Action Hero that spans a continent and seeks to re-imagine the ways we think about Europe and how we continue to share this space together.
In 2018, Action Hero moved out of their house and into a motorhome. Over 6 months, they drove 32,000km and visited 33 European countries. Along the way they asked the people they met to sing them a love song.
These songs, along with those collected in the last 3 years, are now broadcasting 24/7 from 44 radio hotspots which have been positioned on borders and edge spaces across the continent audible to anyone who visits and tunes in.
Oh Europa’s love song archive will continue to grow. Find the motorhome around Bedford to add your voice to the collection
Check out the videos below to find out more about the project and it’s travels to date.
WHERE TO FIND IT
SATURDAY 16th OCTOBER 10am-2pm – Harpur Square
SUNDAY 17th OCTOBER 10am-2pm– Riverside North
MONDAY 18th October 9:30am-1:30pm) – Longholme
Press & Reviews
“a kind of grand improbable act…Action Hero have, in a sense, changed Europe”
“They discovered what connects us with the rest of the continent – and the magic in love songs”
“There’s something extremely buoyant about such a brief encounter frozen for ever.” ★★★★
“a kind of sentimental archive of the continent” El Pais
“They may sound like romantics, esoterics, dreamers. But their plan worked. Perhaps we need people who at first glance seem like romantics, dreamers, idealists.” Die Zeit
About the Project
Co-produced with Farnham Maltings . Co-commissioned by Transform Festival, Matchbox and Farnham Maltings. Supported by British Council, Watershed’s Pervasive Media Studio, European Cultural Foundation, Vooruit, Latitudes Contemporaines, Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre, Anti Festival, Grand Theatre Groningen, Ördögkatlan Festival, Interdisciplinarte, Romanian Association For Performing Arts and Bristol Old Vic Ferment.
Action Hero are a National Portfolio Organisation of Arts Council England.
Concept and performance: Action Hero
Producer for Action Hero: Sarah Warden
Dramaturgy: David Williams
Graphic design: Graeme Swinton at Actually & Alex Higlett at Pirrip Press
App development: David Haylock, Elroid Ltd & seGames