A person holds a small white dog on a table, they are being filmed by another person
12 Last Songs
Past Event

caravan assembly: 12 Last Songs

Sun 22 May 2022
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Nice to meet you, what do you do?

Making a living. 

Finding your passion. 

Watching the clock. 

12 Last Songs is about work and how we spend our time. There are no actors. It’s a live exhibition of people, an epic performance that casts the steady rhythms of life on a carnival scale.

Over 12 hours, from midday to midnight, workers will perform paid shifts, creating a fleeting portrait of society. A builder might build a wall, a hairdresser might cut someone’s hair, a chef might prepare a meal...

Created with the people of Brighton, this durational production is the latest work by Manchester-based ensemble Quarantine – last in Brighton in 2018 with dance piece Wallflower – who are known for their imaginative explorations of daily life.

'A reminder that all lives are extraordinary in their ordinariness.'
Holly Williams, The Stage

12 Last Songs Trailer

Part of caravan assembly

caravan assembly is a biennial event that presents contemporary performance made in England to an audience of international programmers and collaborators. The performances are open to the public as part of Brighton Festival and sit alongside a series of industry conversations and discussions for those participating in the assembly. 

caravan assembly is delivered by Farnham Maltings in partnership with Brighton Festival. 

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