Ant Hampton: Crazy but True

Date:Sun 23 Feb
Time:3pm - 6pm (drop in)
Venue:J3
Price:Free

We can bring a child into the world, but how on earth do we bring this world into the child?

Crazy But True is an interactive installa-tion performed by children who, cast as 'experts', are given their lines via head-phones. Without any rehearseal, they re-peat what they hear: a rolling list of ex-traordinary facts - some serious, others very funny. 

The number of wild animals on Earth has halved in the past 40 years. 

You can't kill yourself by holding your breath.

Butterflies taste with their feet. 

As the facts link and switch, the fearless-ness of a child's wonder is felt alongside the willingness to absorb what the world has to offer, no matter how crazy it seems. For the adults watching, there’s a sense of being both ’outside' this game and yet deeply involved in (or responsible for) the world it describes. For the kids it’s a funny and engaging fantasy of owning a kind of knowledge they may already be collecting, and some may also develop a sense that there are reasons why some of the information is not often heard.

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Age: 8+

Duration: 3 hours - people may come and go as they please.

Box office and bar open 1 hour before event start time.

All prices shown include booking fees.

Cambridge Junction works closely with groups and organisations to provide a safe, welcoming space for everyone. We are a venue that strives to be inclusive and promote equality for all. If you have any access requirements or questions please contact Cambridge Junction prior to your visit so we can make your experience as convenient as possible. For more information about accessibility please click HERE.

J3 has flat floor access.

If you have any concerns or need assistance whilst visiting us please speak to any member of staff and they will help you or contact a Duty Manager.

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