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Confetti - Kate Bush Confetti

Kate Bush Confetti

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (printed)

  • Date:

    2014 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Bird, Dick (Set Designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Printing ink on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Glenn Benson

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Confetti used in Kate Bush concert Before the Dawn, Hammersmith Apollo, 17th September 2014.

Before the Dawn ran for 22 performances between 26th August and 1st October 2014 at the Hammersmith Apollo, London. Bush's first concert in 35 years was described by the Telegraph's music editor Bernadete McNulty as "not really a gig, it's kind of part theatre, part video, part her just doing straight singing."

The show was highly theatrical and during Act Two's 'The Ninth Wave' section, cannons shot confetti bearing lines from Tennyson's poem 'The Coming Of Arthur' over the audience.

Physical description

Rectangle of translucent tissue paper with mock-hand written text and ink splatter

Place of Origin

Great Britain (printed)


2014 (printed)


Bird, Dick (Set Designer)

Materials and Techniques

Printing ink on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'Wave after wave, each mightier than the last, / Till last, a ninth one, gathering half the deep / And full of voices, slowly rose and plunged / Roaring, and all the wave was in a flame'
Extract from The Coming of Arthur by Alfred Lord Tennyson, printed in a font to resemble Tennyson's handwriting.


Height: 7 cm, Width: 12 cm

Descriptive line

Confetti used in Kate Bush concert Before the Dawn, Hammersmith Apollo, 17th September 2014


Ink; Tissue paper




Entertainment & Leisure; Music


Theatre and Performance Collection

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