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Walking with Ghosts

Brooks, Helen E.M. and Connelly, Mark L. (2022) Walking with Ghosts. Folkestone Harbour Arm Station, 11-14 Nov 2022, Folkestone. Live Performance. (KAR id:99589)


Walking with Ghosts was an original multimedia, immersive artwork and programme of 8 walkshops, interweaving past and present to explore the impact of war on Folkestone over the last 100 years. The whole programme took place over 84 hours: from 11am on Friday 11 November to 11pm on Monday 14 November. Working with our partners at Palm Deaf, British Sign Language and subtitles were embedded throughout the artwork.

Walking with Ghosts was the result of collaboration between numerous artists, community members and schools. It was the first commission from the IWM14-18 NOW Legacy Fund (a national programme of 22 artist commissions inspired by the heritage of conflict) to go live. It reached audiences of around 20,000 people over 84 hours in person, as well as thousands through profile on BBC One's The One Show, BBC SE Today, BBC Radio Kent, and ITV Meridian.

Item Type: Show / exhibition
Uncontrolled keywords: immersive, multimedia, commemoration, First World War, co-production
Subjects: N Visual Arts
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1600 Drama
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Arts and Humanities > School of Arts
Funders: Imperial War Museum (
Depositing User: Helen Brooks
Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2023 13:24 UTC
Last Modified: 23 Jan 2023 09:55 UTC
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