We are so excited to be working in the glorious surroundings of The Children’s Wood this week. We first visited the wood last year and fell in love with the place, so when author Cathy Forde told us about her idea to work with some local school children on a storytelling project we jumped at the chance to get involved.
You see, we just love stories at Visible Fictions, and what better way to create them than to spend time being inspired by this wonderful green space in the middle of the city. So, with Cathy we started to assemble a crack creative team to work with the young pupils from a local school. For one week the students will work in the wood, playing, making up stories, creating characters and finding inspiration from the surroundings. Theatre Director Jen Edgar and Cathy will help the young people shape their stories and actress Ashley Smith will bring them to life. Our designer Katy McGlyn will enhance the beautiful wood and Stage Manger Carrie Taylor will help bring all this together to present a sharing at the end of the week for friends and family of the participants. You can also join us too, this Saturday at 11:30am.
We can’t wait to see how the week unfolds and watch the story that emerges at the end of the journey.