Mele Broomes: through warm temperatures

Custom Lane

EAF has invited Mele Broomes to create an Opening Performance that responds to the EAF24 Framework. Through progressions of vocal callings accompanied by live melodies and choreographies, this work pays homage to a series of conversations facilitated by Mele and the living archive.

The conversations serve as a guidance in reconnecting with natural sources; reflects on our bodies undergoing change influenced by constructs of time and the environment; and foregrounds the relationship between health and embodiment practices that centres individuals’ diasporic interpretations of well-being.

through warm temperatures is about affirming past beliefs in castor oil: a natural remedy, an elixir, and an historic and abundant natural source that transcends categorisation and boundaries. 

Care considerations: This performance reflects on uncomfortable experiences with health, body and identity. The performance involves a procession from indoors to outdoors across a space with level access throughout, and includes spectators standing outside.

This work is generously supported by Scottish Government’s Festivals EXPO Fund and Dance Base.

Date & Time

Friday 9 August



Custom Lane

1 Customs Wharf, EH6 6AL Google Maps




Ticket Information


£8 – £20 (incl. Launch Party entry) +£5 after-party

Visitor information

  • Step-free access
  • Accessible Toilets
  • Toilets
  • Babychange
  • Café
  • Shop
  • Bike Stand
Header image credit: Mele Broomes, 2024. Wearing: Barbra Kolasinski. Make Up: MV Brown. Photo: Ruby Pluhar.

Custom Lane

1 Customs Wharf, EH6 6AL

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