Our Glory Stories!

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

Drag Workshop with Atomic Rhubarb

Written by Joe Brooks Hey! Joe from Atomic Rhubarb here. Our drag workshop came out of the fact the Clare from the company has a Drag Queen persona called 'The Queer Monster'. Clare loves drag and The Queer Monster is a brilliant creation. Queer can say what she wants...

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 of You' dance was...

‘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 involvement in the...

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

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 found...

‘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...

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 Uphill...

Flags of Remembrance

Written by Marie-Dominique Demers-King 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...

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...