18 and 20 May 2017

Valise Noire present CARGO. A dynamic new outdoor performance bringing Poole's maritime heritage of The Great Quay to life.

Watch this immersive show start on the quayside, as the 'Queen Galadriel' ship sails into port and a crew disembark celebrating millennia of goods that have travelled the seas. Unloading their unusual interactive 'cargo', the crew dance, sing, and move in procession sharing stories from above and below the flowing waters, revealing wisdom and heritage of maritime life along the way.

Experience this wonderfully creative celebration of Poole's rich heritage; a project that provides opportunities and learning experiences for local communities and culminates in an exhibition at Lighthouse Poole opening at the end of May.

CARGO is funded by The Heritage Lottery Fund, Poole Culture Fund and the Cultural Hub.


  • Weekend 1 - April 8th & 9th
  • Weekend 2 - April 29th & 30th
  • Weekend 3 - May 13th & 14th

CARGO the Show

  • Thursday 18th May - 8.45pm 
  • Saturday 20th May - 6.45pm 

Exhibition launch at Lighthouse

  • Live performance & talk (£7)
  • Thusday 25th May - 7pm


  • 25th May - 25th June

Further details can be found on the Events page.

Become a Performer in CARGO

Ticket Price: Free unless stated

Thursday, 18 May 2017 and Saturday, 20 May 2017
Location: Poole Quay to Scaplen’s Court

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