The Man Who Flew into Space from His Apartment
  • The House, Plymouth University (start times: 18:00, 19:00, 20:00)

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2 November I 18:00, 19:00, 20:00 I The House I £10/£7 I Limited availability

The first thing to do, if you ever find yourself expelled into the vacuum of space, is exhale.

The man who flew into space from his apartment is an immersive slideshow brought to you by award-winning writer and theatre-maker, Michael Pinchbeck, in which outer space meets the theatre space as the journey of the man who flew into space from his apartment collides with that of the guest performer. Inspired by the installation of the same name by Russian artist Illya Kabakov, a guest performer follows instructions on headphones they have never heard before in front of ten people.

The performance explores escape and makes a journey, like Kabakov, between east and west, flying and falling, attempt and failure.

Michael Pinchbeck tours nationally and internationally and has been selected for the British Council’s Edinburgh Showcase three times. Commissioned by hÅb (Manchester) and Lincoln Performing Arts Centre. Supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

Date: 2 November
18:00, 19:00 and 20:00
Venue: The House, Plymouth University
Ticket information
: £10/£7. Discounts available via the Artory App and free to Plymouth University students via SPIA. Limited spaces available per performance – book now to avoid disappointment.

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This year Peninsula Arts have brought together a talented team of curators, artists and academic advisors to present a line-up of exhibitions, films, talks, performances and music events that all respond to the theme of ‘Searching’. 

The continual search for knowledge and understanding of the world around us is what underpins and fuels university life and so ‘Searching’ seemed a prescient way to launch into the new academic year. Whether the search is for home, for identity or new experiences, this season’s programme is sure to delight and stretch your imagination in many ways.

Image: Douglas Gordon Self Portrait of You + Me (David Bowie), 2007. Burnt photographic print, smoke and mirror. © Studio lost but found / DACS 2016

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