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March 25 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Bunker
  • Discussion
  • Film
  • Performance
  • Poetry
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  • Walking Tour

The Nuclear Option

Venue

Kelvedon Hatch Secret Nuclear Bunker
Kelvedon Hall Lane CM14 5TL
Website:
http://www.secretnuclearbunker.com
Tickets:
£10
Does not include bunker entrance fees: Adults £7.50 / Children £5.50 / Family £18, payable in cash on the door
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Box Office:

Mercury Theatre
01206 573948

Join us as we take over the Kelvedon Hatch Secret Nuclear Bunker, the Government’s Cold War ‘hideaway’. This unique and unusual space was operational from 1952 right through to 1994, and is now a fascinating underground museum open to all.

As night falls The Bunker will metamorphose into The Nuclear Option: a labyrinth of ‘unearthly delights’.

Here’s an overview of the events, talks, performances and activities taking place throughout the evening:

Peeling Onions With Granny
Immersive art installations

Chris Dobrowolski | All Roads Lead to Rome | Siberia
Elīna Kalniņa | Be Yourself!
Simon Puriņš | Peeling Onions with Granny & (Grand)father Walking…You’ll see Glimpses’
Adrian Pałka | Steel Undone
Teresa Murjas | Surviving Objects
Nicola Werenowska | Silence 

5.30pm | Glenys Newton (Cambridge Bard) | Journey through the Underworldwalking tour

5.30 – 9.00 | Nicky Winder | Bait in the Bunker | Performance, interactive poetry

5.30 – 9.00 | Mueller & Malten’s Wunderkammer | Live Poetry Juke Box | interactive poetry

6.00pm | Commander’s Talk | Fiction

6.30pm | Picking Apart Propaganda | Panel discussion

 

7.30 – 9.00pm | Paavo Matsin | Gogol’s Silent Disco | music

8.00 – 9.00pm | Face Furniture | Attempted Peace | music

Propaganda: Hits from History | reading / performance / theatre

Caxton Books | pop-up bookshop

Small Plate Theatre Company | Dystopian Stories | theatre

 

PLEASE NOTE THE £10 TICKET DOES NOT INCLUDE ENTRY FEE FOR THE BUNKER, PAYABLE IN CASH ON THE DOOR.

 

TRAVEL FROM SOUTHEND-ON-SEA

A free coach will run from Southend, courtesy of Focal Point Gallery, as part of the New Geographies’ project

Outward: 1.30pm – Focal Point Gallery, Southend-on-Sea to the Bunker
Return: 9.15pm – the Bunker to Focal Point Gallery, Southend-on-Sea

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