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Stafford Gatehouse Theatre

theatre

This is the entertainment capital in stafford town centre for laughs music comedy and touring theatre a packed season of cultural and comical productions including their open air shakespeare at stafford castle and their rock n roll panto creates great nights out for everyone. a real down to earth theatre that reaches out to its community ,they have a thriving youth theatre which proves they have a winning formular , producing two major productions a year they definatly punch above their weight. its amazing what you can do with genorous sponsors and the backing of a forward looking bourgh council. well done

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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All he world's a stage

The part you play on the stage is down to you ! We like to think we make the magic , although rarley seen the stage crew and the backstage managers are a vital part of the play without them there would be no stage.

 

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Projects in the community

kern baby

Covenrty based production comany who do more for the the youngsters in covenrty than anyone else. these ladies are the roots of the community, they have mentored most of the artists i know and given work to the rest, from schools to carniaval they have tirelessly worked to empower the youth of coventry. These are the community arts that we should be funding and helping so until the goverment wakes up and funds these projects adequetly you can call anytime . please check out their website to much to list . And help them out as much as you can .

 

http://www.imagineerproductions.co.uk/

 

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Imagineer productions

Outdoor peformances and sets

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Faye Claridge the artist that installed the kern baby at Compton Verney art gallery started of the journey for this traditional craft, we made and installed it at three venus over the last two years before returning it home to whalton ,Faye's inital idea was based upon an original photo taken in the early part of the 1900's. Just a fantastic experience to be involved in, the little village of whalton were so enthusatic and welcoming, great community art.

http://www.fayeclaridge.co.uk/introduction.html

 

Kern Baby, A Child For Sacrifice
Faye Claridge
Library of Birmingham
11 March – 7 June 2016

The giant corn dolly Kern Baby is a five meter-high (15 foot) sculpture made as a version of a harvest figure photographed in 1902 by Sir Benjamin Stone. The sculpture was created by artist Faye Claridge, who uses archives, folklore and reminiscence to examine our past relationships and our current sense of national and personal identity.

Claridge was commissioned by GRAIN, initially through a Turning Point West Midlands residency, and has worked extensively with the Library of Birmingham’s Benjamin Stone Collection, an archive of over 22,000 prints amassed by the MP and self-taught photographer who lived from 1838 to 1914.

In addition to the sculpture, which stood in the grounds at Compton Verney, Warwickshire, throughout 2015, Claridge also made a series of photographs, A Child For Sacrifice, based on Stone’s imagery. Inspired by his photographs she worked with young people from a Warwickshire village to re-interpret customs using artefacts from the Marton Museum of Country Bygones.

Stone’s obsession was to “record history with the camera” for future generations and Claridge questions how we can approach such an ambition today. Her work asks how our sense of self, geography, community and time can be formed through the celebration of repeated and adapted customs.

Stone photographed the Kern Baby in Whalton, Northumberland, and Claridge is currently working on plans for a ‘homecoming’ film, following the giant sculpture’s journey from the Birmingham archives to the North East.

 

http://newartwm.org/faye-claridge-exhibiting-at-library-of-birmingham/

 

 

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