Turning history into celebration

Turning history into celebration

The exhibition is up – now at Long Stratton Library, the finds are washed, recorded and analysed and the school has broken up after a term of busy, creative work on their imagined Land. There are also moves afoot by some residents to continue historical and...
Come Yew in! – The final curtain

Come Yew in! – The final curtain

It’s over. Apart of course for a whole heap of stuff going on: evaluation, the final wash up, the songbook and education material for the schools, the final accounting. But IT – is over. It’s both easy and difficult to reflect on the experience...
10 days to go

10 days to go

No blog, written in snatched, occasional moments without much forethought, can capture all the twists and turns and multiple challenges of this journey. So taking it from just now – I was sitting back after rehearsal, late up again, dwelling on all the...
Voyage of discovery…

Voyage of discovery…

On Saturday we held a Discovery Day at the village hall with another good turnout. We heard from Dr. John Alban, the former county archivist who is ably leading the ‘people’ strand of the documentary research, and then Dr. Brendan Chester Kadwell –...
Discovery day

Discovery day

On Saturday we held a Discovery Day at the village hall with another good turnout.   We heard from Dr. John Alban, the former county archivist who is ably leading the ‘people’ strand of the documentary research, and then Dr. Brendan Chester Kadwell –...
Anxiety dreaming

Anxiety dreaming

It’s a bank holiday and there’s not much I can do except worry. Everyone is having a well deserved break – but it doesn’t seem right – there’s too much to do! 30 days before opening and the anxiety dreams are kicking in – poor...
Working on it…

Working on it…

It’s one in the morning and I am still staring at a screen – running out of useful thoughts for the day but failing to acknowledge it…. time to write a blog! I don’t know where we were the last time I wrote but with about 8 weeks to go we now have a...
Making it a reality

Making it a reality

Well, there are no more anxieties any more about getting the balls rolling. In the past 3 weeks we have taken a big leap towards making the project a firm reality. The Creative Planning group are just putting the finishing touches on the schedule for the creative...
On the hoof

On the hoof

Just dashing off to our final open casting workshop – not sure of what new surprises I will find there. My mind is racing forward with late applications to supplement the schools work that has bubbled up so deliciously – that and a hundred other things...