26 Aug | 5.30-7.15PM | St John's Church | £10 (£8)
This show is a colourful personal journey from Christian Stejskal's birth city of Vienna to Ethiopia by foot, then into the lives of Cairo’s rubbish collectors, whom he met during this pilgrimage. After finishing his walk in Axum, he returned to Cairo and lived with the Zabbaleen ('garbage people').
Supporting himself as a violinist at the Cairo Opera House, Christian spent five years taking photos and listening to stories of their joys, struggles, tragedies, and small triumphs. Through seven spoken-word vignettes, photos, and music performed live on the violin, this show recounts lives of the Zabbaleen and his encounter with them.