Distant Voices 'Bridging the Void' Festival 1 - 11 Nov 2021

Distant Voices has refined and developed an understanding of the shape and scale of the 'void' that punishment creates; and of creative, prefigurative practices that might help 'bridge' the void. That was the key focus of this festival. 

Local contactProf Fergus McNeill

Premier showing: ‘A Giant on the Bridge’

Performance by Solareye, Rachel Sermanni, Jill O’Sullivan, Jo Mango and Louis Abbott

This compelling combination of story and song interwove five unique perspectives on prison homecoming. 'A Giant on the Bridge' was a narrative gig written with people connected to the criminal justice system, devised by Jo Mango and award-winning theatre-maker Liam Hurley with research by Phil Crockett Thomas.


The 'Bridging the Void' festival is part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science 2021 and was made possible thanks to funding from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), which is part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).