Mark Thomas – Extreme Rambling (Walking The Wall)


First the bad news: Mark Thomas‘ show at the Wolverhampton Little Civic on 27th April has sold out; now the good: due to demand an extra date has been added, and Mark will be making a welcome return to the Midlands on 24th August. This may be early notice, but given how the tickets went first time round you’d better get booking if you don’t want to miss out.

During 2010 Mark Thomas decided to walk the length of the Israeli Separation Barrier, crossing between the Israeli and Palestinian sides and gaining first-hand experience of the reality of life lived in the shadow of this most divisive of walls. His show tells the story of this long-distance ramble.

The ‘Walk the Wall’ project was helped by War on Want, FBU (Fire Brigades Union) and the Fairtrade Foundation, and unintentionally by the Metropolitan Police: compensation awarded for a wrongful stop-and-search was partly used to fund the walk.

And if you can’t wait until August to find out how Mark got on, you don’t have to; the book of the walk, entitled ‘Extreme Rambling: Walking Israel’s Separation Barrier. For Fun’, will be published by Ebury Press on 14th April.

Tickets are £15 (£10 concessions) and are available from Midland Box Office on 0870 320 7000 or by going to www.wolvescivic.co.uk.

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