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Can You Hear Me Now


  • The Station Silver Street Bristol BS1 2AG (map)

MAYK presents Can You Hear Me Now created by Caroline Williams with three young casts in Bristol, Kigali and Kampala.

Friday 24 Nov & Sat 25 Nov, 6pm

The world as we know it has exploded with digital connectivity. Can you imagine if Britain was denied access to Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp during the recent election? What would Bristol feel like if only 19% of its residents had access to the internet? How would you feel about communicating with your friends without Instagram and Snapchat?

A Ugandan teenager living in Kampala would be able to tell you exactly how these things feel.

Can You Hear Me Now is an intercultural live-streamed performance experienced simultaneously in Bristol (UK), Kampala (Uganda) and Kigali (Rwanda), commissioned by MAYK (the producers of Bristol’s Mayfest) and led by artist Caroline Williams. 

Using specially developed digital technology to create a window to each performance space, young performers in Bristol, Kampala and Kigali will work together to explore their relationship with the internet. Does it do enough for the young people living in these very different cities? What messages will they send to each other, and what will get lost, or stuck in-between?

This is your invitation to join us as we connect across the globe. Bring your phone, and be prepared to lose connection.

Can You Hear Me Now is a new Arts new Audiences (nAnA) grantee through the 'British Council’s East Africa Arts' programme.

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Age: recommended for 12+

Tickets are pay what you can and you can purchase a ticket for £5 or £1. You don't need a PayPal account to pay for your ticket, although the transaction is processed through PayPal. Check out as a guest and pay on your card as normal. You don't need to pick up a ticket for this performance. You will receive a confirmation e-mail and we will have your name on the door.