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Summer 2019

The Storytelling Bus, Halifax

Re-experience the stories and soundscapes

  • Picture of The Storytelling Bus parked outside the Piece Hall
  • Audiences on The Storytelling Bus listening on headphones
  • View from The Storytelling Bus looking at Halifax street
  • Picture of The Storytelling Bus parked outside the Piece Hall
  • Audiences on The Storytelling Bus listening on headphones
  • View from The Storytelling Bus looking at Halifax street
  • View of The Storytelling Bus driving past Halifax market

The Storytelling Bus first toured in IOU's home town of Halifax from May to July 2019. The bus ride used the backdrop of the streets of the town as its theatre, while audiences listened on headphones to one of four compositions. These soundscapes created by composer Katie English featured people describing their stories, memories and reflections inspired by Halifax.

You can hear each of the musical story compositions on the links below.

Listen to 'The Storytelling Bus - Halifax Journey One' below:IOU Theatre · The Storytelling Bus - Journey One

Listen to 'The Storytelling Bus - Halifax Journey Two' below:

IOU Theatre · The Storytelling Bus - Journey Two

Listen to 'The Storytelling Bus - Halifax Journey Three' below:

IOU Theatre · The Storytelling Bus - Journey Three

Listen to 'The Storytelling Bus - Halifax Journey Four' below:

IOU Theatre · The Stroytelling Bus - Journey Four

With thanks to:

Matthew Harrison-Lord, Hassan Ilyas, Marion Reynolds, Lakshmi Selvaraj, Leela Guha, Maciek Piatek, Chelsea Hanson, Pamela Parkinson, Martyn O'Reilly, Natasa Bundova, James Gaukroger, Beryl Robinson, Robert Mawer, Emma Arnett, John Armitage, Csilla Kara, Margaret Squire, Richard Walker, Janet Riley, Bradley Biglan, Steven Carter, Christina Butterick, Richard Draper, Dan Benn, Jaden Horton-McCarthy, Temelso Kidane, Dominique Pyzer

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