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Booking Guidance – Please Read Before Booking

From this page you can book your session to read from On Kawara’s epic 20-volume typewritten record of One Million Years at BALTIC. You can book for any of the four daily time slots listed above from Thu 1 March – Sun 29 April. 

Booking a reading session means you are confirmed for that time slot, it is essential that you attend your reading. None attendance will affect all the other participants readings on that day. We require notification of any cancellations minimum 48 hours in advance.

It is essential that you pick the time slot for your gender. Each live reading involves a man and a woman alternating reading Past and Future dates. We will not be able to proceed with your reading if this data is entered incorrectly.

Please arrive 20-30 minutes before your reading slot and report to the Information Desk. Check the daily millennium bridge closing times, which could delay your journey.

Further guidance will be sent to you on receipt of booking your reading slot. If you have any further questions about the project please email:

One Million Years takes place at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead Quays, South Shore Road, Gateshead, NE8 3BA. 

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