Back in Liverpool for Present : Tense / Everyword 2009


We're on the train up to Liverpool in readiness for the start of Present : Tense / Everyword tonight.

Yes, the toughest creative challenge in town returns to Liverpool for a second outing at The Everyman as part of the brilliant Everyword Festival.

Following last year's debut Present : Tense / Everyword, we're delighted to be back to once again challenge Merseyside's finest artistic talent to to respond to the most important news story of the moment in just seven days. Only now with an added twist. Inspired by last year's thrilling piece The Knife, we're asking cross-disciplinary artists to collaborate.

Taking up the gauntlet are: LAURENCE WILSON and JEFF YOUNG (playwrights); JAMES GRIEVE and GEORGE PERRIN (directors), THE SEAL CUB CLUBBING CLUB (band); MARIA MALONE (choreographer); CURTIS WATT (poet / musician) and EDDY MARSHALL (film-maker). 

The artists assemble tonight - Saturday 27 June 2009 - to decide what they think is the most important story on the news agenda. They then have one week to each create a response, before their work is performed live for the Liverpool public at The Everyman next Saturday 4 July.

Throughout the week you can follow their progress and post comments over on the present : tense blog where the artists will be posting daily updates.

Tickets for Present : Tense / Everyword are a mere £4 and if you happen to be round Liverpool way next Saturday night, you can book your place here. And keep 'em peeled on the blog for updates.

Present : Tense / Everyword
Saturday 4 July 2008 // 7:30pm
Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse // 13 Hope Street // Liverpool // L1 9BH
Tickets £4 // 0151 709 4776 or