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...
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...
Kate Dimbleby with The Bournville Community Choir

Kate Dimbleby with The Bournville Community Choir

Written by Kate Dimbleby I’ve spent the autumn visiting Weston-super-Mare, being inspired by singing with the people here, listening to songs and stories and delving into the past at the Weston Museum. On a beautiful day at the end of September, I arrived at...
Ragroof Dancers at Hans Price Academy

Ragroof Dancers at Hans Price Academy

Written by Marie-Dominique Demers-King What a fantastic afternoon was spent recently by the students of the Hans Price Academy in Weston-Super-Mare. The school’s main hall was filled with laughter as the team of dancers from Ragroof Dance Company took the students...
From The Horses Mouth…!

From The Horses Mouth…!

Writer Rina Vergano explains how Horses! Horses!, a co-production between Theatre Orchard and Wassail Theatre, began life. The title is a tribute to Patti Smith whose albumn Horses! is one of my favourites. I’m actually quite scared of horses, but I’m also...