workshops mark start of Burnham's shops
latest of several unique writing workshop has been held at Burnham-On-Sea's
Crafty Tea Cup cafe this week as plans gather pace for a series
of theatrical performances across town centre shops this Spring.
shops will be transformed on Saturday 16th April when six professional
actors will stage 48 free live performances in businesses across
the town centre.
countdown to the 'Trading Local' event is underway with the first
of several writing workshops being held over the next few days.
of thoe present at this week's session had taken part in an earlier
workshop held at Burnham Library and were able to share their
work while others were there to find out more and get involved
in the Trading Local project, which is co-ordinated by Sheila
Hannon of The Show of Strength Theatre Company.
an introduction into the programme and potted history about how
the project was started, Sheila shared her passion for local shops
and independent businesses which she grew up with, then decided
to follow a career path in theatre.
is still time to get involved with another two workshops arranged
for Thursday 11th February between 2pm and 4pm at The Round Tower
Guest House on Burnham's Esplanade and in the Courtyard Bar at
the Royal Clarence Hotel on Wednesday 17th February between 7pm
is no need to have been to any of the other workshops as an introduction
to the project takes place at each one, come with ideas, enthusiasm,
pen and paper!
you would like more information contact Jacqui Strong or Selina
Keedwell via firstname.lastname@example.org.
help raise funds join us on Friday 5th February at the Ritz Social
Club Quiz night and find out more about the project - £1
per person and if bringing a team max six people, from 7.30pm.
work created from the writing workshops will be performed as a
series of 5 minute monologues in shops and businesses around town
on Saturday 16th April between 10am and 4pm. Those interested
in helping support the actors on the day locating and escorting
them around the town, please contact us.
to all the supporters for use of the venues for the workshops,
distributing the fliers via your shops, help in kind and support
of Take Art, Burnham and Highbridge Town Council, Sedgemoor District
Council and Co-Op funeral care.