It’s been a long old winter, but here at A Moment’s Peace Theatre Company the first few months of 2023 have been full of productivity, learning and creativity and we are keen to share what we’ve been up to with you!
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Our Shared Space group started the year exploring physical storytelling with Alice Fernbank as part of our Possible Worlds project. Keen to develop skills in textiles, the group then worked with Niki Taylor from Fashion Revolution Scotland – learning sashiko stitching and creating quilt squares from scrap fabrics, which will be stitched together to make a group piece. The group has also been making beautiful coloured lanterns with artist Pearl Kinnear which we’re looking forward to sharing with you soon.
Meanwhile, our Women’s Creative Company have focused on writing. They experimented with list poetry, expressing what respect and hope meant to them, guided by poet Jenny Lindsay Playwright, actor and screenwriter Linda Duncan McLaughlin showed the group the basics of scriptwriting, leading to an exhilarating script the group created together.
Stephanie Morris from The Village Storytelling Centre ran a workshop exploring mental health stigma and the menopause and Alice Fernbank used the story of Tipinki - to bring the group’s personal stories to life. Finally, Lisa Kennedy (poet, choreographer and podcaster) had fun with the group with a workshop introducing dance and movement.
AMP public performances are back! After a long absence, we’re moving into devising and rehearsing for performances in the Autumn. This will be the culmination of our Possible Worlds project and you can expect storytelling, song, dance, visual art and much more... watch this space as news of dates and venues will be coming soon...
Our groups’ work will be shared at this year’s FiLiA conference in Glasgow in October - We're delighted to have been recognised by this fabulous charity who promote and support women’s human rights
In staff news, this quarter we’ve welcomed Jasmine Main onto our team as Participation Coordinator, who has brought with her loads of experience in community arts and a zest for life!