Extracts of a show that was to be delivered in God’s House Tower (GHT) but was stopped by Covid after only one performance will be made available online this weekend.
A calling: The sea was just a few steps away – GHT has its own salt music. There were sisters who rowed, and children who were transported. This place of justice and injustice was full of voices.
A quickening: Lives lived, found in the archives, breathed into and spoken new.
This specially created film (approx 10′) acts as part one, an introduction to the stories and voices of the Tower. Part two, the live performance event, will appear in the live programme when GHT reopens.
Talking about the background, local writer Deborah Gearing said:
“Stone Soup was a poetry and music piece I made for God's House Tower - performed just once in the old Tower. We were all set to deliver a new show in the new building, but that was stopped by Covid.
“As we can't perform live, Hannah Preston from GHT has made a short ten minute film using four of the poems and footage of the Tower and it's on GHT YouTube site this weekend. “
Deborah said that Colin Mcallister, Vix Hobbs and Amber O'Connell recorded their poems at home and sent them to Hannah, rehearsing via Zoom
“You need to book a free ticket; it's just ten minutes and I think it's a good thing. We hope that when we do get to do the show, probably next year now, it will act as a trailer. The brilliant thing is that people can see it from much further afield.”
Let’s hope part two, more live performances, can take place at the venue soon.
Meanwhile book a free ticket to watch the trailer/part one on Saturday from this link.