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Vanishing Launches 55°N, 5°E Project
Christian Eede , October 9th, 2017 16:29

A new project by electronic music producer Vanishing will look into The Dogger Bank Incident of 1904 which killed his great-grandfather

55°N, 5°E is a new piece by electronic music producer Vanishing based on the story of The Dogger Bank Incident of 1904 in which a Russian Baltic fleet mistook a British trawler fleet for an Imperial Japanese Navy force.

The Russian fleet subsequently fired on the trawler killing three fishermen and wounding others. The incident seriously strained diplomatic relations between Russia and Britain.

One of those fishermen killed in the incident was George Henry Smith, great-grandfather of Gareth Smith, otherwise known as Vanishing. The performance of the music and dance piece created by Vanishing in response will take place over two nights on the 113th anniversary of the incident at Stage@TheDock, Hull. You can watch a trailer for it above.

Stage@TheDock is an amphitheatre with panoramic views over the river Humber, sitting on the gateway into the city which the trawlers passed in 1904. 55°N, 5°E has been created with support from Arts Council England as well as Hull City Council and The Sir James Reckitt Charity. The performances will take place on October 21 and 22, and you can find more information, and get tickets, here.

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