Join us for a day of thought-provoking fun as we think about the nature of Time. The Shire Hall is our base for this day of free events, with expert talks, lectures and a youth-led environmental debate. Meet Bjorn the Polar Bear, recently landed in Monmouth following the February floods, who has floated alone on an ice floe all the way from Antarctica. He is here to explain his urgent predicament: time is fast running out for polar bears as their ice sheets melt. What can we do?
Art installations will spill outside, including Congregation, a sonic voyage through the streets of Monmouth with a shining silver orb, which makes happy or sad noises depending on the direction you choose to travel in. Keep your orb happy and it will lead you to a mysterious congregation of singing spheres, creating a humming, electronic web of sound in this strangely science fiction procession around Monmouth.
Agincourt Square will host the Fairground of Time, the Festival Ensemble’s drama Cuckoo Time and our roving Welsh poet, Rhys Trimble, the ‘avant bard’.