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Northern Electric Presents: RUST

RUST is an immersive spoken word show developed in response to the rescue and re-purposing of local heritage barge Selby Tony, and performed here for the very first time - on-board the barge.

Join us for a mesmerising tale of love, loss and live music on-board the former working barge Selby Tony. Northern Electric’s multi-sensory storytelling takes us back to the early decades of the 20th century when the Ouse teemed with working barges and the fortunes of every town between here and Hull rose and dipped with the tide.

In a time when life was hard, you knew your place or else, and jazz was the very devil itself, is a stout heart and a head full of minor chords enough to get you what you want before the tide turns?

Created by Katie Greenbrown and Peter Roman in partnership with The Arts Barge Project.

Running time 50 mins

Age recommendation 7 +

This is a Pay What You Want event but you can reserve a seat for £3 at the Great Yorkshire Fringe website.

If you are unable to afford tickets, please contact to apply for a discretionary 50% discount.

Disabled Access  
Due to the ‘work in progress’ state of the Arts Barge at this year’s festival, we regret that wheelchair access down to the performance space is not possible.   

Through Riverside 2019 we aim to raise interest and funds to return in 2020 with full disabled access lift and toilet facilities. 

In the meantime, the gang-planks onto the barge are wide and wheelchair users are very welcome to enjoy the deck area. Our Riverside marquee (24th - 28th July) is free and accessible to all. Accessible toilet facilities in St. George’s Field car park, will be available during all Arts Barge Riverside Festival opening hours.

Earlier Event: July 18