Never Forget is a site-specific performance installation created by Geraldine Pilgrim Performance Company which commemorates the 17,000 â€œenemy alienâ€ internees incarcerated in Alexandra Palace during the First World War. After the 1915 sinking of the Lusitania, Alexandra Palace turned from a place of shelter and security- a haven for Belgian refugees- to a place of captivity for people of German, Austrian, Hungarian and Turkish origin.
Never Forget is inspired not only by the history of the Alexandra Palace Internment camp but also the current situation of increasing fear of the unknown and the dreamlike images of the graphic novel The Arrival, by Shaun Tan, a migrant story of survival and hope.
Never Forget takes place over the weekend of August 31st and September 1st. This performance uses installation, sound, light and projection with live performance, involving over 100 participants, this innovative journey around Alexandra Palace, including previously unseen spaces, ends with a lasting impression of hope.
Absolutely no late comers will be admitted for this performance, please arrive at least 15minutes before the performance start time.
Dress comfortably for walking, some of the performance takes place outside and will take place in all weather.
This performance requires audiences to stand or walk through the entire 75 minutes and the route is not step-free. The performance is not fully accessible.
Get here early and soak up the atmosphere of our Festival Village â€“ featuring a line-up of the finest names in London street food and an eclectic bill of bands and DJs. Start your gig the right way.
Alexandra Palace Way
Tube: Wood Green
Railway: Alexandra Palace Rail
Bus: W3 or Shuttle Bus
Alexandra Palace is a charity, run for the benefit of everyone. Our Park, Palace and spectacular events have been enriching lives since 1863, but the coronavirus pandemic has hit us hard. To be blunt, we are looking at a £1m shortfall this year and the same again next year. We know this time has been hard on many people but, if you can afford it, your support will help us get through this crisis.