hounslow weekender: hippos & hunters

Part of the Mayor of London’s National Park City Festival

Zum Zum Teatre &
Quim Bigas: Hippos

Sat 20 July, at 1pm & 3pm

cpp hounslow: tw3 creative space

Sun 21 July, drop in any time 12.30-3.30pm

A weekend festival of fun on Hounslow High Street as part of the Mayor of London’s National Park City Festival. On Saturday, enjoy free performances at Bell Square and on Sunday join a treasure hunt to get your creativity flowing. Part of the Mayor of London’s National Park City Festival.

Sat 20 July: Hippos
Fun fun fun - join these gorgeous hippos on a crazy philosophical journey!

In a world where animals and people live together, we encounter hippopotamuses that choose a middle path. Are they humans disguised as the animal they wear? Or are they hippos that are searching for themselves inside of the individual that inhabits their body? Join these hippos on a physical journey that could be a fable, a metaphor, the preliminary reflection for a doctoral thesis on humanity and animality or, simply, a chance for all audiences to find themselves, and be a little lonelier, but in better company.

Find out more about the show and what’s behind it in our blog.

About the Artists

ZUM-ZUM is an artistic project based in Catalonia, Spain, that, since 1994, has been dedicated to the creation, production and distribution of works of theatre for all audiences. During this time, the company has produced 18 shows, performing them on more than 4,500 occasions.

Under the artistic direction of Ramon Molins, ZUM-ZUM has always sought to make each and every one of its shows into a unique, one-of-its-kind experience that expands the limits of imagination and challenges the way in which the young and the old alike view the world through the lens of theatre.

Quim Bigas holds a Master’s Degree in Fine Arts with a specialization in Choreography and New Performance Practices from the DOCH/UNIARTS (Stockholm), He currently lives between Barcelona and Copenhagen.

His work is developed principally from his interest in choreography, play-writing, information sciences and writing. Since the start of his career, he has worked in numerous creative formats, which has given him an awareness of the fact that the constellation of people and roles within a given format affects both the aesthetics and the ethics that they bring with them.

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Sun 21 July: TW3 Creative Space
Presented by CPP Hounslow, join us outside Next on Hounslow High street to grab your very own artist-created map to get you exploring the parks of Hounslow. Fun and creative clues will get your creative juices flowing! Drop in for free any time from 12.30-3.30pm. The route will take you to Lampton Park and back to the High Street.

About the National Park City Festival

The Hounslow Weekender is part of the Mayor of London’s National Park City Festival which invites you to discover London’s amazing outdoors with events across the city, from outdoor fitness sessions and live performances to bee-keeping and open water events for the family. The Mayor of London is working with the National Park City Foundation, other partners and Londoners to make London the world’s first National Park City. Join a festival event from 20 to 28 July, and let’s together make our city greener, healthier and wilder. Find out more at http://www.london.gov.uk/national-park-cit


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