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Following The Fleet: Drifters (Solo Show)
Sunday, September 24th, 2017
Internationally renowned beatboxer and sound artist Jason Singh arrives in South Shields with Following the Fleet: Drifters as part of a major UK tour performing live his astonishing vocal score to John Grierson’s 1929 silent herring fishing documentary DRIFTERS. Tour website: www.followingthefleet.com Complementing Jason’s atmospheric performance and taking a fresh perspective on archive films of North Shields and South Shields will be two young emerging singer/songwriters. BOOK TICKETS HERE: https://www.customshouse.co.uk/cinema/following-the-fleet%3A-drifters/ 21-year-old Aaron Duff has deep maritime connections in North Shields through his seafaring grandfather whom he honours by performing under the name of the last ship under his command – Hector Gannet. In an exciting new commission from the collections of the North East Film Archive and Amber Films, Hector Gannet will perform his new live soundtrack commemorating those lost at sea and raising awareness of the rich industrial heritage that the North East offers up. At 17 years old, Eve Simpson has already released a debut EP and is an experienced live performer based in South Shields with an effortlessly pure voice that unleashes the passion she pours into writing songs articulating the social injustices being faced by her generation. Eve’s eloquence and mesmerising stage presence will be accompanying films from the North East Film Archive around the role of women in the South Shields and Tyneside port industries. Alongside this special event, Customs House will be hosting an exhibition of artefacts curated by Old Low Light - The Net of North Shields as part of their Summer exhibition “It started with a fish…and ended with a pla(i)ce”. This event is part of Jason’s tour to fishing ports from Scotland to Norfolk re-tracing the historic journey of boats, men and women pursuing the abundant herring shoals. The tour is supported through public funding by Arts Council England, and also forms part of BFI Britain on Film, supported by Unlocking Film Heritage awarding funds from The National Lottery: http://www.bfi.org.uk/britain-on-film For more information on the tour visit: www.followingthefleet.com