The 'Other' Friends of Clapham Common

20 Oct 2018 11:00
→ 20 Oct 2018 18:00
And What? Queer Arts Festival, Omnibus Theatre, Hannah Bruce and Company
Omnibus Theatre
1 Clapham Common North Side - London
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Presented by And What? Queer Arts Festival, HB&Co Hannah Bruce and Company and Omnibus Theatre

An app based sound experience and guided walk about Clapham Common and Cruising. Download the app here >>>>

7-31st October
Available during opening of Omnibus Theatre

LAUNCH EVENT: Join us on Sunday 7th October in the Greene Room at Omnibus Theatre from 1600-1700 for the launch of The 'Other' Friends of Clapham Common, meet the makers of the piece, some of the participants, and grab a cup of tea and slice of cake to fuel you on your journey.

Usually available daily 10-1800 during Omnibus opening hours (please check Omnibus Theatre website for hours).

The ‘Other’ Friends of Clapham Common is a new commission by And What? Queer. Arts. Festival, HB&Co and Omnibus Theatre. It is an app-based binaural sound experience that explores some of the past and current histories of Clapham Common as a Cruising ground. The soundtrack takes you on a journey onto Clapham Common whilst listening to a piece constructed from interviews with people who have and still do use Clapham Common. These memoirs are interweaved with atmospheric surround-soundscapes and include a newly commissioned poem by Gerry Potter. The 'Other' Friends of Clapham Common is about unearthing forgotten or unheard narratives, it is about community and changes in Cruising, it is about being outdoors, technology, public space and sex.

And What? And HB&Co would like to thank Omnibus Theatre for it’s support in reaching its local Cruising Community, to David Dandridge for his time and connections, and all other participants/interviewees who have shared their memories and experiences.

Please note:
To enjoy The Other Friends of Clapham Common head over to to download the FREE app, and at your leisure take a trip to Omnibus Theatre’s box office during its opening hours for further instructions. You will need a phone with the app ready loaded, enough battery and some headphones. Your journey will take no longer than 1 hour, but remember it will take you outside, so wear suitable clothing!