MOOP: STORIES – come see our return to the Brighton Fringe in May!

Been following the Museum of Ordinary People’s journey so far? Keen to catch us when we’re back in Brighton in May? Here’s everything you need to know about MOOP: STORIES



A series of events that delve into last year’s exhibits, exploring how collections of everyday objects and archives of ordinary people’s lives developed into artworks. Those who come along will see some of the powerful pieces and hear from the artists firsthand about the stories they present.

What will happen at each of the three events?
Each week, two or three of the artists from MOOP’s original collection will re-imagine their exhibit and create an event that explores the artwork further. This could be a talk, performance, soirée or video installation. Every night, like every MOOP exhibit, will be unique. Some of them may exhibit all or part of their exhibition from last year.

The following artists will re-exhibit their pieces each evening:

Anonymous – “Discarded/Reclaimed”

Cathy Johnson – “The Tale of Two Sisters”

When, where and what will take place?

On three evenings during the 2019 Brighton Fringe – each one with a different theme that ties the artists’ pieces together: FOUND, CONNECTED and LEGACY

Each evening will run from 7.30pm-10pm at Phoenix Brighton - where the artists first began exploring their collections through a series of MOOP workshops.

Tuesday May 7th - FOUND

Jolie Booth – “The HIP Anne Clarke”

Clair Morrow – “The Diaries of Mary Booth”

Tuesday May 14th - CONNECTED

Bridget Prince – “Dear Punk Princess”

Barbara Duffy – “The Visitor - Curley”

Clara Usiskin – ”Ghost”

Tuesday May 21st – LEGACY

Lucy Malone – “My Late Mother’s Future Work”

Catherine Rees  – “The Keeper of Memories”

Philip Franklin – “My Father’s Footsteps”

Will there be refreshments?

Yes! We are partnering with some fantastic local Brighton food and drink brands who will create some delicious accompaniments each evening.

How can I come along?

Reserve your space for MOOP: STORIES via the Brighton Fringe website. Tickets are free to reserve, with donations on the night to help fund the next stage of our museum. There are 30 tickets available for each evening.

If you reserve a ticket and then need to cancel please let us know as soon as possible so that we can make the ticket available for somebody else. Thank you!