Roland Levinsky Building
11/11/22 09:00–10:00

Seaweed in the Fruit Locker Performance - As part of the 'BAS9 Tactics for Togetherness' Symposium

Rhys Morgan


Join Rhys Morgan and the LGBTQIA+ choir for a Sea Shanty performance, as part of the BAS9 'Tactics for Togetherness' Symposium.

All Welcome

Booking is essential. Please book via University of Plymouth following this link.

The choir was formed as part of Rhys’ Give & Takeover commission exploring queer motifs within seafaring history and collective performance in marginalized communities through the tradition of shanty singing.

Over recent months the choir have used their lived experience to rework existing shanties and inspire new ones, continuing the tradition of these folk songs being adapted time and again through generations.


‘Tactics for Togetherness: Artworking in the regions (together we are stronger)’, will interrogate the issues and opportunities for artists in Southwest England through the lens of the British Art Show 9 (BAS9). Presentations will respond to the local theme of ‘Tactics for Togetherness’ and Visual Arts South West’s (VASW) regional ‘Together We Will’ campaign.

Artists, curators, academics, students and members of the public are invited to enter discussion with featured British Art Show artists and representatives from the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, to consider current contexts in the Southwest. The symposium will use propositions, provocations and case studies from Plymouth and its surrounding regions, to propose positive future actions.

The symposium is organised by Arts University Plymouth and the University of Plymouth, as part of Hayward Gallery Touring exhibition British Art Show 9, presented in collaboration with the cities of Aberdeen, Wolverhampton, Manchester and Plymouth, curated by Irene Aristizábal and Hammad Nasar.

For more info on the Tactics for Togetherness Symposium, follow this link.