We all know at least one thing that no-one else knows. In September 2015, Slung Low invited the people of Jaywick into The Knowledge Emporium to celebrate the knowledge that makes them unique.
The Knowledge Emporium was an old-fashioned sweetshop in a converted 1960’s airstream caravan. The Emporium traded in sweets, the sort you remember as a kid, but this was a sweetshop with one big difference: it didn’t take money. It traded only in knowledge, your knowledge, your stories, your recipes, anecdotes or facts for sweets.
Throughout the week audiences were invited to The Emporium to share their knowledge by entering it in “The Big Book of Everything We Know”. In return for their generosity, they could help themselves to some sweets.
At the end of the week, Slung Low created a reading from the material collected, as part of Jaywick Martello Tower’s 10th anniversary, celebrating the collective knowledge of the community.
The reading took place in the time that it took for an audience member to prepare one of the recipes from the Big Book of Knowledge.
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Funded by Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and Arts Council England.