Tom Marshman

We Need To Talk About Bambi

Presented by Word of Warning

####In Brief Hazy nostalgia has brought Tom to think about Bambi and the twists and turns in his own life. Stumbling along a forest path, he leads audiences in an intimate skip through the trees; where seasons bring new adventures and glimpses of the past make you fuzzy inside.

See a short video introducing Tom and his practice.

####Venue + Booking Details
Day One: Saturday 13 June 2015, 3pm + 5pm + 8pm
Day Two: Sunday 14 June 2015, 3pm + 5pm (12noon no longer available)
Venue: Hulme Community Garden Centre, 28 Old Birley Street, Manchester, M15 5RG
Tickets: £5/3, are now ONLY available in person at the Garden Centre (cash only, no booking fee); please note our online sales facility has now stopped (as of Saturday morning).
Enquiries: call 0161 232 6086 or text 07581 299 439 (please leave a message + we’ll get back to you).

####Access Information
Age advisory: Primarily a show for adults, but children 6+ welcome (contains some adult themes). A sited event taking place outside in the form of a walking tour; with no interval, each show lasts approximately 40 minutes for a maximum audience of twenty. If you are a wheelchair user planning to come we’d really appreciate it if you could contact us in advance so we can ensure the route is accessible. For specific age and access information please email or call 0161 232 6086 or text 07581 299 439.

Last seen as a marvellous pair of legs during our opening season, we now find Tom Marshman thinking about Bambi — this iconic Disney film, responsible for twists and turns in his life, is also a curious filter through which to look back… Premiered at Latitude Festival 2013, Tom has worked with Christopher Green, Dickie Beau, Brenda Waite, Laura Dannequin, Steve Nice, Karen Christopher and costume designer David Curtis-Ring to create We Need To Talk About… .

####Who is he
A performance artist, Tom actively encourages a dialogue with audiences and participants — aiming to create a safe space to share their thoughts and experiences; the results give very evocative authentic glimpses into everyday things. To date, the purpose of Tom’s work has been to address issues that are often considered as mundane or commonplace; his work celebrates everyday domestic objects, exploring what is often taken for granted.

Making performance for over ten years, he has created over twenty projects in a wide range of mediums including performance, photography, installation, publication and film — showing work at venues/festivals including Arnolfini (Bristol), Basement Brighton, Battersea Arts Centre, Bristol Old Vic, Chapter Arts Centre (Cardiff), Colchester Arts Centre, Exeter Phoenix, In Between Time (Bristol), National Review of Live Art, Ovalhouse (London) + White Nights.

####What people have said about Tom

One of the most exciting things about Marshman’s work is his ability to pick a seemingly small subject and peel back the layers to expose something unexpectedly profound…
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Read a lovely review of Tom’s …Bambi at the garden centre.

Funded by the Jerwood Charitable Foundation. Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. Supported by Arnolfini (Bristol), Battersea Arts Centre, In Between Time (Bristol) + Prema Arts Centre.

####Websites | @TommyMarshman

Performance Programme Spring/Summer 2015

24+25 Apr, 8pm. £6/3 | Contact | Double Bill
Works Ahead 2015 (Sat sold-out)
5+6 May, 8pm. £11/7 | Flying Solo at Contact
13+14 Jun, various. £5/3 | Hulme Garden Ctr
We Need to Talk About Bambi
25 Jun, 7.30pm. £5/3 | STUN Studio at Z-arts
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