19-28 August 2022

Sirens of the Deep

← August 24th 2022 events
  • Date: 24/08/2022
  • Time: 8:15 pm - 9:15 pm
  • Venue: The Boat House, 8 Canal Road, Strood, Kent, ME2 4DR

Experimental musicians Anna Braithwaite and Phil Self perform live on a Cold War submarine.

Two musicians, isolated on the deck of a Cold War submarine floating in the Medway, send out signals to the onshore audience. They are transmitting from an imaginary post-digital future, where environmental destruction and dwindling resources have returned society to an analogue era.

For all its convenience, the limitations of digital communication have been starkly revealed by the ongoing pandemic, which has made people hungry for human contact. ‘Sirens of the Deep’ is a post-digital musical ritual designed to reconnect a fractured society.

Watch this unique show from the stunning vantage point of the Boat House restaurant garden areas. Food and drink available at the bar. The show is approximately 20 minutes and will run at both 8.15pm and 8.45pm.

Anna Braithwaite – composer/performer
Phil Self – composer/performer
Head shot photos by Andy Aitchison.

Important informaton

Toilets are in the Boat House. Suitable for all ages. The performance contains live music, sound and projected image. Please be aware this is a restaurant environment. The event is free as part of your visit to the Boat House – no booking required.

Health and safety:
Sun sets are around 8.15pm. Event stewards will guide audiences to and from the venue with glow sticks. We advise that you remain within the venue premises for the duration of the performance. There is an area on the outside promenade that has no barrier at the waters edge – we will have this clearly signed for safety.


How to get there

Strood Station is 5 minutes away. Limited parking is available at The Boat House, with additional spaces available on along the Canal Road nearby. Buses are available at Canal Road and the nearby High Street.