Performance and artefact.
‘It was like this…’ is the account of a place as experienced navigating its coastal boundaries, canals and hidden watercourses: A revelatory journey by kayak, aided and formed by local legends, oral storytelling, and St Eanswythe herself. This project combines documentation of real events and real myths to explore the role of story in the identity of a place.
Beginning with a number of ad-hoc performances in September 2021, and culminating in a live lecture at Urban Room Folkestone in October. Updates about the project were hosted on social media building elements of the story before the final performance.
This project was generously supported by Folkestone Fringe, funded by Arts Council England