For the artistic programme of 2020, Bbeyond proposes the themes of Freedom and Identity (including Freedom from Identity), to help expand our thinking on these complex concepts.

The NI border represents division and with its centenary looming and Brexit taking place, Bbeyond wishes to highlight this very important and sensitive aspect of Freedom and Identity proposing performative ways to overcome divisions, even if its only a momentary overcoming or eclipsing chronological time.

During ‘On the Way’, the concepts of Freedom and Identity will be explored and expended in a deep ecology of performative actions. We see the role of artists as a catalyst of creativity and contemporary thinking, moving the agenda from ego to eco – echoing issues around politics, geopolitics, social identities and personal identities.
Bbeyond endeavours to engage with these issues through promoting solo and groups performance, promoting art as an essential and potential force towards unity.

Nieves Correa (ES)
Sandra Corrigan Breathnach (IRL)
Eleni Kolliopoulou (GR/NI)
Bernadette Hopkins (IRL)
Zara Lyness (NI)
Elaine McGinn (NI)
Karin Meiner (DE)
Boris Nieslony (DE)
Mari Norddahl (NOR)
Anette Friedrich Johannessen (NOR)


Workshop with Karin Meiner and Boris Nieslony:

27-28-29 January
South Bank Playhouse, Kimberley Drive, Belfast BT7 3EE
[Limited places, full event here: ]


Friday 31 January
Group Performance, Newry Markets, John Mitchel Place, Newry, BT34 2BP
Solo performances, Town Hall, Bank Parade, Newry BT34 1DQ

Sat 1 February
Group Performance, Guildhall Square, Derry~Londonderry BT48 6DQ
6.30pm Solo performances, the Glassworks, 37 Great James St, Derry~Londonderry BT48 7DF

Review and Closure:

Sunday 2 February
12.30 noon
Roundtable with artists and participants at Bbeyond office, 109 -113 Royal Ave, Belfast BT1 1FF


Funded by Arts Council – Lottery Funded and the City of Bergen