Events

Lunchtime Talk
Fri 4 May 2018 13:00


Introduction to A Haunted Existence

Studio Resident Tom Marshman joins us to discuss his new show – A Haunted Existence. Still in development, the show will explore a forgotten scandalous story linked to the South-West.

Speaker

Tom Marshman

Tom Marshman

Tom’s practice honours the art of conversation and creates spaces that enable people to share their stories.

In the early 1950s a 17-year-old called, Geoffrey Patrick Williamson was a train going from Exeter to Bristol, when he approached a plain clothed railway officer. Their brief encounter was deemed inappropriate and Williamson was arrested. On questioning, Williamson revealed the names of 17 men he had, had sex with, beginning a domino effect of arrests, prison, aversion therapy and suicide.

The story of Geoffrey and those of the men involved, is at the heart of Tom’s new piece of work, A Haunted Existence. He will explore, through performance what life was like for them before that fateful day on the train and what impact the arrests had on their lives afterwards. Tom is particularly interested in incorporating creative technology into this performance and is keen to start a conversation with our lunchtime talk audience about the possibilities and challenges that poses.

This Lunchtime Talk is part of Open Studio Friday, which takes place at the Studio every week.

Do you want to find out what is going on at the Pervasive Media Studio? Are you interested in meeting our residents, talking about a specific project or curious about pervasive media? Why not pack a sandwich and join us for one of our Lunchtime Talks and Open Studio Friday. Lunchtime Talks are informal presentations by Studio residents and associates. They normally take place at 1pm on Friday, are free and open to everybody who’s interested in what we do. After the Talk, we also invite you to stay with us for the afternoon to continue the conversation or work on your own projects. We provide chairs, tables, wireless and a great space. You bring what you need to work with (laptop/mobile). Our open afternoons close at 5pm. Let us know if you’d like a tour of the space and we'll be happy to show you around just before the talk. Send an email to: studio@watershed.co.uk to book your place on a tour.


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