Our Glory Stories!

A flavour of the people and projects that keep North Somerset buzzing!

Dance – Pages of You

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 of You' dance was choreographed by Holly Noble who trained at...

‘Hidden Voices’ with Uphill Primary School

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 involvement in the National initiative is taking place at...

Poetry writing workshop

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 poem by simply completing this...

Songs from the Frontline

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 found her songs to be enchanting & stirring....

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

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 interesting facts.The illustrated talk...

Kate Dimbleby with The Bournville Community Choir

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 Uphill and was stunned by a new...

Flags of Remembrance

It was so great to see a group of local people getting together to do this wonderfully creative activity. It was also very poignant.         Whereas, this lovely group of ladies would more usually meet up to knit & crochet, on this day they were taking part in...

Ragroof Dancers at Hans Price Academy

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 through different dance styles such as the...

Visual Art with Ros Cuthbert

On Saturday October 20th, we got creative at Weston Museum! - thanks to Theatre Orchard's Heyday project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. I led a group of adults in a free all day workshop exploring Collage and Paint and we produced some amazing work and images,...

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 fascinated...