Thursday, 21 July 2016

The Tree Sparrow's Tale - Dress Rehearsal in the Woods!

As the Summer finally hits Barnsley and temperatures soar to 30 degrees we picked a great day for a dress rehearsal in Wombwell Woods!

It was a hot and sticky Tuesday day as we made our way to the woods, happy to be cooled down by the shade of the trees. Performers and musicians gathered together to see what would happen when we put performance, music costume and props all together and the result was pleasing indeed!

As our site specific production of "The Tree Sparrows Tale" has slowly come together, more recent weeks has seen our wonderful musicians Hayley & James take over the devising mantel and create a soundtrack in keeping with our Woodland adventure. With a little help from our friends at Re:Sound this talented bunch have come up with the most marvelous melodies which include, "When I had my Song" "Hideout" and "Home is".

Another big component in the creative imagining of this piece is the costume & props. Friend of Creative Recovery, Becky Newbould has done a cracking job on this front and has played with colour and fabric to create costume representative of our feathered friends and their contrasting characters. We're particular loving our steampunk starling! 

So after all beevoring away on our own creative disciplines it was exciting to bring this together in the form of a dress rehearsal ahead of the event next week! It was a smashing day that was even captured by Barnsley's favourite broadsheet, the Chron! Who agreed the audience are in for a real treat! 

We hope plenty of families join us down at the Woods next weekend to join in the fun! There's still  places left on lot of the workshops so please give us a call on 01226 320147 if you wish to book and we'll see you there!

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Bookings are now being taken for the UPLIFT Wombwell Woods Weekend!

Please contact the office on 01226 320147 to reserve places on the Pewter Casting & Woodland Instruments Workshops, performances on The Tree Sparrows Tale and transportation to the event.