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Oh Europa - Action Hero

Oh Europa - Action Hero
Dates and times

26 Apr 2019 - 4 May 2019

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Prime Studios

96 Kirkstall Road LS3 1HD, Leeds, LS3 1HD

Oh Europa is a new collection of works that span a continent, re-imagining the ways we think about Europe.

In 2018, Action Hero moved out of their house and into a motorhome. Over 6 months, they drove 32,000km across 33 European countries. Along the way, they asked the people they met to sing them a love song. Detached from political posturing, hollow rhetoric and empty sound bites, Oh Europa cuts straight to the heart, offering an opportunity to hear ourselves emerge out of the white noise.

Action Hero are Gemma Paintin and James Stenhouse. Scrutinising the epic and the banal, they create performance that is intimate, distinctive and invigorating.

A network of 42 ‘beacons’ are broadcasting love songs 24/7 across the continent. Drop in to discover an alternative map of Europe as part of an installation running throughout the festival. Installation Launch Fri 26 Apr, see schedule for opening times throughout the festival.

What’s love got to do with it? Book in for a guided tour of the motorhome and a whistle-stop tour around Europe. See the ticket link below for times and how to book.

Broadcasting non-stop over 20 hours, Action Hero will play every love song they’ve recorded to date in a deep-listening party. Drop in to the performance or tune into the broadcast overnight. See schedule for times.

Find the motorhome around Leeds and add your voice to the collection. Keep an eye on this page and social media for updates on where the van is in the city.

Presented as part of Transform 19, a festival of powerful international performance – 26 April – 4 May 19 -

Image Info: Paul Blakemore

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During this period of social distancing and lockdown due to Coronavirus we advise that you check directly with the organiser of this event that it is going ahead as publicised.

  • Wheelchair access

Guided Tours - The 30 min guided tours are not accessible by wheel chair but the Radioh Europa deep listening party and Prime Studios (Festival Centre) are wheelchair accessible.

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