Families are being invited to join local artists and members of the community for a one-off free event in Highbridge with local performers ‘Pirates of the Caribina’ today (Sunday 3rd October).

The show, called ‘Pirate Taxi’, at Highbridge’s Morland Community Hub is described as a funny, family-friendly circus show suitable for adventurers of all ages.

Taking place in, on and around a traditional London taxi, Pirate Taxi has all the hallmarks of a Pirates of the Carabina show with original live music, humour, a mechanically ingenious set, and an aerial performance.

Pirate Taxi weaves in themes of journeying, displacement and the annual migration of birds.

Audiences are invited to join in the ride, as the taxi becomes a travelling trove of stories, anecdotes and ruminations.

Through a series of workshops, local theatre-maker Selina Keedwell and Pirates of the Carabina’s Shaena Brandel have been working with members of the local community to create the curtain raiser, a brand-new theatre piece based on tales of travel.

During workshops, they have shared stories of travel including journeys they might have made in the past and those they hope to make in the future.

Participants learned new theatre skills and Shaena put them through their paces as they learned exciting new circus skills.

Theatre maker Selina Keedwell says: “It has been a privilege to work with members of the community from all generations. The stories shared have been funny, moving and inspiring; capturing journeys from the Wye Valley to Mount Everest!”

“Participants have explored aerial circus, verbatim, set design and much more. Every person involved has brought something new to the project and we can’t wait to share the performance and celebrate the towns’ creativity at the Morland Hub in Highbridge.”

Seed Director Scott O’Hara adds: “Seed is thrilled to be able to create this opportunity for another free performance in Highbridge, but more than that to enable local people to take part in the event and share their stories alongside the professionals.”

See the free performance at the Morland Community Hub this Sunday at 2.15pm. The afternoon will continue until 4.30pm with music, circus entertainment, dancing and refreshments available. For more information, call Take Art on 01460 249450. This free performance will be a one off.

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