Oh Europa

a 30,000 km long journey collecting love songs

Oh Europa is a 30000km journey collecting love songs. Over 6 months in 2018, Action Hero are travelling across Europe in a motorhome, recording songs of love, hope, heartbreak, loss and desire, sung by the people we meet. This ever-evolving archive will be broadcasting 24/7 from beacons placed, by us, at literal edges of the continent, but also the invisible boundaries, margins, cultural junctures and geological edgelands of Europe.


Research and Development for this project was funded by Arts Council England

Concept and performance: Action Hero
Dramaturgy: David Williams
Sound Consultant: Duncan Speakman
Graphic design: Graeme Swinton at Actually
Technologist: David Haylock at Watershed Pervasive Media Studio
Android Logic Sculptor: Elliot Long at Elroid Ltd
Co-produced with Farnham Maltings (UK). Co-commissioned by Transform (UK), Matchbox (DE) and Farnham Maltings (UK). Supported by Watershed’s Pervasive Media Studio (UK), Vooruit (BE), and British Council. Action Hero are a National Portfolio Organisation of Arts Council England.
Photo credit: Paul Blakemore