Magnetic North bring Fringe show to Midlem

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As soon as the Fringe finishes, Magnetic North will be touring their intriguing show, A Walk at the Edge of the World which has been playing at the Scottish Gallery of Modern Art.

And they are bringing the show to the Borders.

From the inventive team who created Magnetic North’s hit show Walden, A Walk to the Edge of the World begins with the audience taking a short walk together. Once inside, performer Ian Cameron talks about the walks he has taken, but finds his projected images leading him and the audience on another journey through landscape, memory and change.

A Walk at the Edge of the World looks at how the hidden secrets of the landscape and the constantly shifting border between land and sea remind us that the past is always with us, whether we realise it or not.

Cameron is a performer and director in physical theatre, puppetry and masks, having worked with many companies including Catherine Wheels, Triangle, Quicksilver, Clydebuilt Puppets, Puppet Lab, Shona Reppe Puppets and Montreal-based Theatre Sans Fil.

He has also performed with the Royal National Theatre and English National Opera.

The text and development is by Nicholas Bone, artistic director for Magnetic North, who has also developed and curates Rough Mix, Magnetic North’s creative development programme.

A Walk at the Edge of the World is designed by artist and architect duo Tristan Surtees and Charles Blanc. They explore the relationship between people and places through site-specific projects, which range from ephemeral performances and permanent pieces in public spaces, to developing and implementing strategies involving artists in the rethinking and re-qualification of specific places.

The show will be at Midlem Village Hall tonight (August 28) at 7.30pm. Tickets from the Jammy Coo, Lilliesleaf, or call

01835 870537; and the Eastgate Theatre, Peebles on September 10 at 7.30pm. For tickets call 01721 725777.