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Martin Creed | 2017 International Festival © Hugo Glendinning

Martin Creed's Words and Music

An evening with Turner Prize-winner

Artist, musician and Turner Prize-winner Martin Creed invited you to a delightfully nonconformist evening of words, music and more, as he took up residence for the 2017 International Festival.

Artist, musician and Turner Prize-winner Martin Creed invites you to a delightfully nonconformist evening of words, music and more, as he takes up residence for the 2017 International Festival.

Expect an extraordinary encounter between artist and audience, a bit contemporary music hall, a bit art lecture, shot through with Creed’s renowned wit and absurdity, and delivered in his own highly original style. Expect to be surprised, and you won’t be disappointed.

Part court jester, part subversive philosopher, Creed famously won the Turner Prize in 2001 with his controversial Work No. 227The lights going on and off. His works have been shown in major exhibitions across the world, including Edinburgh’s own Fruitmarket Gallery.

Creed has always produced musical compositions. He has composed for the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and London Sinfonietta; launched his own label – Telephone Records – in 2011 to release his albums of ramshackle, catchy folk-pop; and performed at music festivals throughout the UK and Europe. Join Martin Creed for an iconoclastic evening of art and silliness, humour and subversion.


Part of the International Festival and British Council season Spirit of '47

We are delighted that BBC Arts Digital collaborated with us, making many of the events from Spirit of ’47 available live and on demand to a global audience online. Visit BBC Arts Digital for more information.

Photo: Hugo Glendinning

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4-27 August 2017

This event was part of a previous International Festival and is therefore unavailable to book. The 2019 programme will be available in the spring.