Saturday, 9 May 2009

At the Bluecoat

Dear Steering Committee

The end of the road is here. On 17 May 2004, I embarked on a journey in a graffiti-covered car from Nottingham to Liverpool. To mark the completion of this five year journey, I have been invited to end the project at The Bluecoat in Liverpool. For the month of May, the film of the journey so far will be on show in the Hub at the venue. I would like to invite you to two events as part of a trilogy at The Bluecoat. Please find below more information and attached a flier for the trilogy.

The Long and Winding Road
Saturday 16 May 2009
11am - 2pm / 3pm - 6pm
The Courtyard

This intimate and poignant one-to-one performance invites passengers to join the artist for a travel sweet and a car history. The Long and Winding Road explores the experience of loss, memory, mourning and recovery. 'A highly emotive and powerful piece’ – BBC Online.

The End of the Road
Sunday 17 May 2009
Duke's Dock, Liverpool

On 17 May 2009, five years after his journey began, the artist will winch the car into the Mersey. After 3000 miles, 365 passengers, 25 tins of travel sweets and 16 pit stops, the car and its contents will then be crushed. The crushed car will return to The Bluecoat in June for a final performance installation - SORN.

The Long and Winding Road was commissioned by Fierce! and Hinterland with funding from the University of Chester. Thanks to British Waterways and the Mersey Docks. For information and images go to Safe driving Steering Committee. See you on The Long and Winding Road.

All best

The Long and Winding Road is a five year live art project by Michael Pinchbeck. For more information about the artist and his work please go to

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