heads into Burnham-On-Sea shops for unique art project
unique arts project is set to bring theatrical performances into
shops in Burnham-On-Sea this Spring.
will be transformed on Saturday 16th April when six professional
actors stage 48 free live performances in shops across the town
countdown to the 'Trading Local' event starts this month with
the first of four free writing workshops in Burnham-On-Sea Library
on Saturday 23 January from 10am until mid-day.
will be held on February 2nd from 10am-12 noon at Crafty Teacup
cafe in Victoria Street; on February 11th from 2-4pm at The Round
Tower Guesthouse on The Esplanade; and on February 17th at the
Royal Clarence from 7pm-9pm.
organisers are seeking first time and experienced writers to create
five-minute scripts specifically for, and about, the town.
will be selected for professional production and audiences, residents,
shoppers and visitors will see the results on Saturday 16th April.
will be able to get a story in the barbers as well as a
haircut; hear a tale in the café as well as their coffee
Hannon, Show Of Strengths Creative Producer, said: "Burnham-On-Sea
is a lovely seaside town with great independent shops, and Trading
Local is a glorious way to celebrate them. It will be a great
day out, and all for free. Whats not to like?
Practitioner Selina Keedwell added: "This is an excellent
opportunity for the community to get involved and celebrate Artistic
talent in our town by writing a script."
has a story to tell and I cant wait to see those stories
performed, by professional actors, in our local shops and businesses."
Manager Jacqui Strong said: "I have seen Trading Local in
Wells and fell in love with the essence of the day, bringing the
chance to work with a professional theatre company and gain new
skills which will culminate with an enjoyable full days entertainment
to our home town was a must!'
project is being organised in association with Burnham Community
Theatre Group, supported by Burnham-On-Sea & Highbridge Town
Council, Sedgemoor District Council, Co-op Funeral Care and Take
Art. The group has also involved Burnham-On-Sea Chamber of Trade
and Commerce in setting up the event.
project is also being backed by Burnham-On-Sea Community Theatre
group, which was set up in 2015 with thebaim of making the professional
theatre experience available to all, to work with everyone in
the local community.
additional project is running alongside within schools and residential
homes, encouraging young people to write short stories as part
of a competition. The stories will hopefully be shared amongst
the residential homes later in the year who may not be able to
access the event but would want to be involved.
A previous project in Bristol (pic Rosie Tomlinson); centre -
the Burnham team; and above Burnham High Street