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STEAM Local Line June 11 – June 12 @UPGTeam @IdeasTest

Written by on 1 June 2016

STEAM Local Line June 11 – June 12

two performances at 1pm & 3pm on both 11th & 12th June.

A group of urban explorers discover a machine that changed the world. Captivated, they shovel coals on the fires of the past and bring to life scenes of epic journeys. As drivers and engineers hurry back at the sound of a whistle’s blast the passengers begin to dance…

STEAM is a fast paced journey from the silent movies of Buster Keaton through the hijackings of the Wild West, to the rooftop stunts of a James Bond chase, the heartbreak of the First World War and into the dark future of inner-city commuting where demand for space leads to the creation of a new martial art.

For this touring show, the Urban Playground Team creates new scenes by collaborating with young people from the local area. Each scene is inspired by the history of a heritage railway. In Sheppey the team will work with students from the Oasis Academy to create a unique choreography that will feature within their STEAM performance. Each performance is followed by an open workshop in which audience members (aged 10 years or older) can try performance-parkour for themselves.

The Urban Playground Team are the original performance-parkour company, combining dance, physical-theatre, slapstick and authentic French free-running in knockabout comedy shows for the whole family. Having toured across five continents over 10 years, the UPG Team returns in 2016 with a national tour supported by Arts Council England. STEAM Local Line is presented at Barton’s Point in partnership with Ideas Test.

STEAM co-commissioned by the Civic Barnsley, South East Dance & Pavilion Dance South West. The LOCAL LINE tour is supported with Lottery Funding by Arts Council England.




June 11


June 12



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Sheppey Model Engineering Society

Barton’s Point Costal Park, Marine Parade
Sheerness, Kent, ME12 2BX United Kingdom + Google Map