Every IMWe has its own theme with a certain setting of time and location. In 2022 we will dive into what used to be the marvellous twin city of Sirenissima...
Welcome to Venice! City of water, bridges, canals, riches, masks, intrigue, high society, back alleys and forgotten histories. Please come and take a walk in the beautiful sunshine and explore our islands.
You’d rather be closer to the water? Then let a gondola ferry you around our waterways so you can see the fabulous buildings from a different angle.
You need more? Well perhaps a walk along the beach will satisfy your craving for the sea?
Wait! Why are you wading into the sea? We don’t do that here! Stop swimming and come back to the land!
No! You dived underwater? Well, I’ll never be seeing you again, nothing good ever came from Below…
Participants are asked to bring a costume based on the theme, you will wear this several times throughout the week. Creativity has no limits here, if you want to dive in and create something amazing, we’d love that! T
his year your possibilities are endless – are you a member of the high Venetian aristocracy with a bejewelled ballgown and matching mask? Do you work in the city as a trader, a rat catcher, a gondolier, a market stall holder? Perhaps your life is on the shoreline – a fisherman, beachcomber or seaweed collector? Or are you a little fishier? Down below the waves the sea creatures, fish and mer-people just love to play and chill all day, because darling it’s better down where it’s wetter. But even if you consider yourself a landlubber, what about those scales on your back? And your friend’s webbed feet that they were so keen to hide?
If you live on land, you’ll need to work out a way of taking air underwater so you can breath, and if your home is under the waves, whenever you head onto land you’ll need to be carrying water with you to keep yourself hydrated!
And on a practical note: remember to take the weather into account and note that you will have to move around the castle in your costume, so think practically or at least allow for an extra jumper or wearing trainers when necessary.