Thomas Carter Projects is proud to have produced Neil Bartlett’s performance work TWENTY FOUR HOURS OF PEACE on Remembrance Sunday, November 10, 2019. This epic work, some 237,000 words long, commemorated the anniversary of the first ever two minutes silence in UK. The work was watched by nearly 3,000 people and listened to in live relay by over 45,000 people around the world.
Created by writer and director Neil Bartlett, this act of witness to the work of peace was staged as a marathon performance at the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester and broadcast live by Resonance FM. In the course of 24 uninterrupted hours, a team of 48 artists and community members took it in turns to bring to life the testimonies of 100 modern peace-workers, as told to Neil Bartlett over the preceding year.
To find out more about this extraordinary work of art, to hear about the people behind the testimonies and to access the live recording, go to www.24hoursofpeace.co.uk
A new artwork by Neil Bartlett
Manchester, Sunday 10 November 2019
48 PERFORMERS : 24 HOURS : 200,000 WORDS
— PERFORMED LIVE ONSTAGE AT THE ROYAL EXCHANGE THEATRE
— BROADCAST LIVE ON RESONANCE FM
Produced by Polly Thomas for Thomas Carter Projects
Although the performance and live broadcast only happened once, 24 HOURS OF PEACE… didn’t stop there. A complete audio recording of the live performance has been archived online. See www.24hoursofpeace.co.uk
24 Hours of Peace… was funded by Arts Council England, Royal Exchange Theatre and Thomas Carter Projects.