Nick Field

Songs That Nobody Taught Me

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About the Artist

Nick Field is a writer, performer and musician. His work has been produced and staged at major events and venues, and his residencies and commissions include Keats House, London Metropolitan Archives and Latitude Festival.

His debut solo show The Cosmos, The Cosmetics has toured internationally and his second Adventure/Misadventure played a full run at Ovalhouse, where he was also Artistic Associate. His third show Work Play toured in 2016. His current show Unicorn Party will feature at Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2019. As an arts educator and workshop facilitator, he has worked with organisations including Kingston University, The Poetry School, Ideas Tap and the Southbank Centre.

The Project

What can music tell us about how communities come together? In this new work in progress performance, Nick Field muses on the journey so far to explore this question. Along the way, drawing on the musical legacy of Portobello Road and working with local community choirs, Nick made some surprising, and life-changing, discoveries. Through songs, stories and theatre, Songs That Nobody Taught Me explores and challenges ideas around the places we come from, identity & the things that get passed on between generations. With a collection of songs as eclectic as the area around the Westway Estate, Nick asks how community and music affect us as we piece together our lives.

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