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Tyburnia on Sunday 16th July 2017
For over 600 years those who fell foul of political, religious and judicial reforms were executed for public entertainment and instruction at Tyburn (near Marble Arch, London), a spectacle that was replicated in county and market towns across England. Carlisle was the site for the local incarnation of Tyburn's infamous reach.
Tyburnia is a live performance projection of James Holcombe's 2015 film that explores the physical, psychological and political remnants of public execution across the UK. As Holcombe reworks the film live to the audience, it is accompanied by the internationally acclaimed folk artists Dead Rat Orchestra and Lisa Knapp performing contemporary interpretations of broadside ballads; songs composed by and for those condemned to dance the Tyburn Jig.
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