A bridge appears in the centre of town and becomes the setting for a programme of free pop-up events, culminating in an exhilarating live performance with an international cast.

Visitors can enjoy a programme of free daytime events Under the Bridge, including performances, conversations and workshops from the local artistic community. There is the immersive headphones experience Changing Sides, and the Bridge Stories podcast, our collection of stories of bridge-building and bridge-burning.

Bridge culminates in an extraordinary evening performance, with an international cast of performers. With gravity-defying circus acrobatics, parkour, theatre and live music, some unusually agile engineers attempt to bridge the gap and find it much, much harder than they thought.

In each town, local people make their own bridges and share stories of bridge-building (and bridge-burning). People and groups who wouldn’t normally meet are invited to assemble a large self-supporting bridge, inspired by Leonardo da Vinci’s design.

Bridge is also supported by extensive digital activities, including an AR Instagram filter and online streaming.

Bridge is created by artistic director Orit Azaz in collaboration with a creative team that includes designer Dan Potra, choreographer Corey Baker, writer Nick Walker, composer Peter Reynolds and circus director Paul Evans.

Bridge was in residence in Grantham and Coventry during 2019, and Dagenham and Liverpool in 2021.

This article about Bridge, published by Burning Man (USA), gives more insight into the project and our aims for the future.

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