Callum Berridge : Desmond's Republic
22, February 2019


A VEHICLE performance 7-9pm

VEHICLE is LCB Depot's artist development bursary seminar programme, supported by funding from Arts Council England.


Callum Berridge : Desmond's Republic
Friday 22 February 7-9pm

VEHICLE brings you a live performance at our LastFriday street food night by Callum Berridge ... come and see what's cooking in the Garden Room! Tickets free but limited - book your place on Eventbrite

Imagine it’s raining outside.
Imagine it’s raining outside, and it has been raining for three days.
But we’re in here. We’re together. Talking.
And something is about to happen. Something is definitely about to happen…

In 2015 Callum had just graduated from Lancaster University, he was living in a small damp flat and he was working at Wetherspoons. In December it rained for three days, the River Lune burst its banks, a power station flooded and there was a blackout that lasted 72 hours.

On the second night, Callum met with friends and, in the darkness, they made a pot of stew over a gas camping stove lent by a neighbour.


A story about togetherness, power and imagined utopias, Desmond’s Republic sees performer Callum Berridge weave together truth and fiction as he and the audience make a pot of stew to share together in the darkness.

Callum tweets:

very excited to be presenting a work in progress of new show #DesmondsRepublic @lcbdepot next friday

its about storms and cooking and memory and friends

come see it - show is free and you get a free bowl of stew at the end 🥣 👨🏻‍🍳


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