Seven Seaside Stories and a Bag of Chips
The first of our Neighbourhood REP projects took place last week with Seven Seaside Stories and a Bag of Chips – a multi-sensory performance for primary schools.
Seven Seaside Stories and a Bag of Chips was a collection of stories based around characters who live, work or visit the seaside. It was created by blind, visually impaired and autistic students at Queen Alexandra College, Quinton during research visits to Quinton Library.
The cast of six students from Queen Alexandra College performed alongside musician Andrew Scattergood to recreate the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of the seaside. Their work on the project can be seen in the production gallery here.
A multi-sensory book was also created alongside the production which will be donated to Quinton Library for future storytelling sessions and for users of the library to enjoy.
Seven Seaside Stories and a Bag of Chips is one of six productions making up the Neighbourhood REP project. Funded by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, Neighbourhood REP is a collaboration between The REP and community libraries throughout Birmingham to create projects inspired by the local people, history and community.
Neighbourhood REP productions in Hall Green and Ward End are planned for 2013.