Dance – Pages of You

Dance – Pages of You

Written by Marie-Dominique Demers-King This dance rehearsal took place in Weston Pier’s Northern tower overlooking Weston & its beaches, where the next day Danny Boyle’s Armistice Commission ‘Pages of the Sea’ would take place. The ‘Pages...
‘Hidden Voices’ with Uphill Primary School

‘Hidden Voices’ with Uphill Primary School

Written by Marie-Dominique Demers-King This workshop was run by Angela Athay Hunt who has been working with children from Uphill Primary school in Weston-super-Mare, in the lead up to Danny Boyle’s Armistice Commission, Pages of the Sea. Weston’s...
Poetry writing workshop

Poetry writing workshop

Written by Marie-Dominique Demers-King A group of like-minded people came together to talk about their own family’s stories around the Great War. It was stirring, interesting and moving to hear of their ancestors’ tales. They also worked together to create a group...
Songs from the Frontline

Songs from the Frontline

Written by Marie-Dominique Demers-King Daisy Chapman is a talented singer-songwriter who filled the intimate space of Weston’s Loves Cafe effortlessly. This was the first time that I had experienced her music. I was totally captivated by her wonderful sound – I...
‘The War to end all Wars’ – Local history talk

‘The War to end all Wars’ – Local history talk

Written by Marie-Dominique Demers-King Historian, John Crockford-Hawley, whose own grandfather perished at Neuve-Chapelle in 1915, really wowed me with his knowledge of the part Weston-super-Mare played in the history of The First World War and I discovered so many...