An exciting and ground-breaking community arts project led by Actiontrack Performance Company, film company Forkbeard and the community arts organisation Take Art that aims to tell the story of the Whiteball Tunnel is moving on to its next phase, with more workshops beginning this week.
Since its official launch in April, the Whiteball Tunnel Community Arts Project (which has been on the drawing board for 2 years) has been introduced to pupils in schools at both ends of the tunnel in the form of workshops. More are planned later this month.
The next phase began in May. Workshops at Wellington Arts Centre over the last four weeks have explored the main themes of the project. Project Manager Elaine Faull explains: “We have focused on the Navvy camp and building the tunnel through group movement, the story of Odette through status, the problems of communication when working in different languages and the blending of live sound effects and film. The workshops have been attended by 30 members of the community from across the age range … and we have all had great fun!!!”
“Now, ideas from these workshops are being incorporated into the script which Actiontrack, Forkbeard and Take Art are devising. It promises to be a combination of theatre, music, film, sound and aerialism providing a performance by the local community like no other!”
“Future community workshops are planned for every Tuesday evening from 3rd June – 8th July between 6.30 – 8.30pm. The programme and venues are as follows:
Tuesday 3rd June Music and Singing Venue: Court Fields School Hall
Tuesday 10th June Playing with words – working with a performance poet and theatre maker, David Reakes Venue: Wellington Arts Centre
Tuesday 17th June Film and animation night Venue: Court Fields School Hall
Tuesday 24th June Learn to fly – Aerial workshop Venue: Wellington Arts Centre
Tuesday 1st /8th July Script reading and casting – venue to be confirmed.
How can you help or get involved?
You can help in so many ways…
If you would like to be involved with the performance you could be part of the cast, part of the choir, or part of the back-stage or front of house crew.
If you don’t wish to be part of the production but would like to help …you could help fund-raise for us either as a individual or as an organisation… maybe you could run a raffle or suggest a charity we could apply to. Every offer of help is welcome.”
For further information contact Elaine Faull – Project Manager, Whiteball Tunnel Project
email firstname.lastname@example.org or mob: 07724406105.