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And now to Worcester!

Added on by Helen Nicholson.

Post written by: Erin Walcon

Well, all I can say is... the first Evocative Objects workshop was a storming success!  Thank you so much to the wonderful participants who came along with their objects and who shared their stories and time so generously.

We saw an old leather bag once owned by a father which recently featured in The Importance of Being Earnest.  We saw a wedding dress which was transformed into a corset, which was worn by a man playing Queen Elizabeth in an original play. We saw a 16th century nail from a dairy barn roof, which has now been transformed and renovated into a beautiful theatre space for the 21st century. We saw a group of people who have a passion and a love for amateur theatre. We can't thank you enough for sharing this with us! 

Huge thanks as well to Questors Theatre in Ealing, who hosted the event with a delicious lunch and a tour of their beautiful space to end the day. Thanks to Robin Simpson from Voluntary Arts and Ramon Tenoso from Philippine Theatre UK for their words.  

I'll do my best to start sharing some of the rich and vivid details from the day over the next month, but first we have one more Evocative Objects event to go!  27 June at the Swan Theatre in Worcester. There are still spaces left, so BOOK HERE to reserve your free place, and choose an object to bring with you!