Over 6 months in 2018, Action Hero are travelling over 30,000km across Europe in a motorhome, recording songs of love, hope, heartbreak, loss and desire, sung by the people we meet. This ever-evolving archive will be broadcasting 24/7 from beacons placed, by us, at literal edges of the continent, but also the invisible boundaries, margins, cultural junctures and geological edgelands of Europe. For more about the project, see here.

The locations of currently active beacons can be seen on the map above, along with video taken from the site. If you want to listen to the broadcast, you can navigate to the beacon nearest you using the Oh Europa app, which is available for both IoS and Android.

At various points on the journey, we will be in situ making recordings inside our motorhome, which doubles as a recording studio and our home whilst we’re on the road. See the Journey page to see where we’re going and where we’ve been so far.

For more about Action Hero and our other work, visit our website.

Concept and performance: Action Hero
Dramaturgy: David Williams
Sound Consultant: Duncan Speakman
Graphic design: Graeme Swinton at Actually
Technologist: David Haylock at Watershed Pervasive Media Studio
Android Logic Sculptor: Elliot Long at Elroid Ltd
Co-produced with Farnham Maltings (UK). Co-commissioned by Transform (UK), Matchbox (DE) and Farnham Maltings (UK). Supported by Watershed’s Pervasive Media Studio (UK), Vooruit (BE), and British Council. Action Hero are a National Portfolio Organisation of Arts Council England.

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6 months

30000 km

30 countries

1000's of songs

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Bristol
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Bristol

Find Us

TransformLeeds, UK – 23-27 Apr
MatchboxNeustadt, DE – 25-26 May
Latitudes ContemporaineLille, FR – 10-15 Jun
Openbare Werken Vooruit – Gent, BE – 21-24 Jun

Ördögkatlan FestivalHU – 31 Jul-4 Aug
MatchboxHambach, DE – 10th-16th Sep
Anti FestivalKuopio, FI – 25-29 Sep
Bucharest Intl Theatre Platform – Bucharest, RO – 11-14 Oct

Ferment, Bristol Old Vic – Bristol, UK – 20 Oct

2 days ago
Filming on location of the beacon on Hadrian's wall #OhEuropa https://t.co/94Z3JDDA7Y


ActionHeroLive photo

3 days ago
Day 1 of Oh Europa & Gemma has already used the word “liminal” #OhEuropa #BigWords

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