GIFT DIGITAL 2020 Listings





(L-R: Greg Wohead, presenting Crack of Dawn. Credit: Paul Blakemore. Artist Gemma Paintin, one half of duo Action Hero, in RadiOh Europa. Credit: Pelagia Karanikola)


All events will be hosted on giftfestival.co.uk. Tickets are available to book, including for BSL and captioned events, from Friday 10 April. Audiences can make a Pay What You Decide donation to support this year’s festival here.


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Music For Lectures/ Get lost: Jonathan Burrows and Matteo Fargion, with Wendy Houstoun.

Podcast- available for download across the festival, Friday 1- Sunday 3 May. Age Guidance 16+

UK online premiere of new work Music For Lectures/ Get lost- a funny and deeply moving podcast and new commission for GIFT, which sees Wendy Houstoun front a rock band to deliver a short talk on ‘lostness’. Perfect for these times, audiences are invited to listen while walking or running, in a moment of escape from the house, colliding travels with a virtual journey that goes nowhere. Written and spoken by Wendy Houstoun, with music by Jonathan Burrows, Francesca Fargion and Matteo Fargion, this is the third of an ongoing series conceived by Burrows and Fargion, inviting artists to deliver a talk, alongside band accompaniment.


As Far As Isolation Goes (Online): Tania El Khoury and Basel Zaraa