'I Am Bird' by Marie Klimis is back!
'I Am Bird' is a new immersive experience presenting stories of migration. Equipped with their own headphones and mobile phones, audiences will be transported on an epic adventure across the library, following the extraordinary and everyday story of a young bird migrating from West Africa to the UK.
Following the story and clues, audiences make choices that lead them to different miniature paper worlds hidden around the library. Each reveals a different element of the bird’s migratory journey.
Lasting about an hour, this interactive and personal experience invites audiences to explore their local library in a new and exciting way, reflecting on migration through stories and art.
The show is experienced via a mobile website and each adult should bring their own mobile device (you can connect to the library wifi). We recommend visitors to bring their own headphones to ensure they are compatible with their phone, but we will have a limited number of spare headphones as necessary. Splitters and extra headphones are also available in case you want to attend the experience with a child.
This experience will appeal to adults and children: age guide 7+
Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.
Fri, Mar 25, 1:00 PM and Sat, Mar 26, 12:00 PM
Burnham Community Library
Thu, Mar 31, 1:00 PM and Sat, Apr 2, 12:00 PM
High Wycombe Library
Fri, Apr 8, 1:00 PM and Sat, Apr 9, 1:00 PM
Princes Risborough Library
Fri, Apr 22, 1:00 PM and Sat, Apr 23, 10:00 AM
Fri, May 6, 1:00 PM and Sat, May 7, 12:00 PM
Watch the trailer
About the artist
Marie Klimis is a writer, designer and theatre-maker specialising in immersive theatrical experiences in unusual spaces. Her work focuses on multidisciplinary projects combining storytelling with sound design and traditional crafts. She is also a founding member of theatre collective 27 degrees. She is interested in making arts more accessible and bringing performances outside of theatre venues, creating work that is inclusive, challenging and fun for people of all ages and backgrounds.
This project has been commissioned to support the Farnham Malting’s ambition of developing new, popular theatre experiences for audiences, it is committed to exploring opportunities to support our libraries as vibrant, accessible cultural venues. This commission complements their ongoing partnerships with Surrey Library Service and Buckinghamshire Libraries.
I am Bird is commissioned by Farnham Maltings working with National Rural Touring Forum (NRTF), Esmee Fairbairn Foundation and Rothschild Foundation.