97e7bea66799bac3_800x800arOn 18 July 2015, The Bush Theatre will join forces with the Almeida Theatre, the Albany, and the Roundhouse for four synchronised Midnight Run events supported by UNESCO.

The Bush Theatre will be host to one of four individual groups of ‘midnight runners’ as they begin on an artistic walking adventure through London from 6pm til 6am.

The Midnight Run, founded by award winning poet Inua Ellams, is a walking, arts-filled, night-time cultural journey through a city. It gathers strangers and local artists to explore, play and create whilst the city sleeps. After 10 years, 600 “midnight runners”, 130 contributing artists, 7 cities and 4 countries, the unique experiential project has quietly grown into a grassroots international movement.

In addition to the London event this summer, the Midnight Run will embark on a European Tour with events featuring in Rome, Madrid, Berlin and Paris from May to September. UNESCO will support all events naming the Midnight Run an official event partner for its International Year of Light.

“The Midnight Run grew from an instinctive response to the ever-growing cultural melting pot urban environments have become. We wanted to make arts accessible and build communities. We’ve accomplished a lot in 10 years and this year’s celebration is to mark those achievements and build for the future. Expect the unexpected and join us!” – Inua Ellams, Founder of the Midnight Run.

Tickets will go on sale to Bush Local members today, and on general sale on 22 May 2015.

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