We’re very close to finishing our Sherwood Voices project with five of the six walks having been recorded and one more (Edwinstowe) to go. This has been a huge endeavour involving a very large amount of people and is going to result in over ten hours of material which will be made available soon.
We will have a series of small launch events with each of the communities we’ve been working with and next year both Inspire and Miner2Major will make a big public splash about the project as people head into the Spring sunshine. The pieces are an interesting blend of storytelling, podcast, and audio drama, combining first person narrative with local voices, to explore the changing culture of the area.
Alongside this work we are part of an international network that is exploring how applied theatre techniques may be of value in addressing issues of gender-based violence in Indian basti communities, and are developing a range of creative strategies with Indian partners that will be trialled later this year.
Our international work will also be part of next year’s ICAF festival and we are busy planning how we will run this session.
We are currently waiting to hear on two potential projects – an audio based one in Rutland, and another large-scale international research project. Fingers crossed.
Once Sherwood Voices is up and running we’ll let you know.