Wednesday 22 September - 7.30pm

Liv Torc presents

Haiflu Ever After

Project Haiflu was one of the runaway creative success stories of 2020 and 2021. Created by poet and artist Liv Torc, it wove together crowd sourced haiku, photography and music to tell a week-by-week creative social history of our lives during one of the biggest crises of the last 100 years.

From a simple request on Facebook, Haiflu ended up engaging over 10,000 thousand people and support from National Poetry Day, MIND, the NRTF and the Living Knowledge Network at the British Library. It was featured on the Radio 4 Today Programme and became ‘Word of the Week’ in The Times and Sunday Times.

During the course of the project Liv made 23 short films, featuring contributions from over 500 citizen artists.

Now thanks to the Arts Council, Haiflu is going on tour with a full-length show that tells the story of the project, alongside Liv’s own personal life and death journey.

Audience members will be invited to write their own haiflu as part of the show – so the story keeps growing and we all get to be part of the art.

To find out more about Project Haiflu please visit www.livtorc.co.uk

“Word of the Week” The Times and Sunday Times

Featured on BBCR4’s Today Programme

“Liv changed the way I understand the working of poetry.”
Susannah Herbert, head of Forward Arts Foundation (September 2012 to January 2021.)

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Tickets: Adults £12.50, Concessions £8.50
Please note that senior citizens are no longer automatically eligible for concessions. See our guidelines

Running Time: approx 90 mins including 15 mins interval
Recommended: 12+

We ask that patrons wear masks when in the Merlin Theatre. We will still carry out extra cleaning and provide hand gel for your use.