|September 22, 2012||Posted by Steve Thompson under News|
19th September 2012 was the final steering panel meeting held in the place where the story began, The Bonny Moorhen in Stanhope. The Drama in the Dale story began at the Station House Frosterley almost a year ago. In a way this is a sad parting of ways for some but it is also the start of something new. DitD has been constituted as a Social Enterprise, a committee formed and officers appointed. The meeting tonight played host to both the old steering panel and the new committee. Some people were members of both but generally the committee is strong on local Dales folk and people who participated in the community play. Pictured below, the outgoing chair of the Steering Panel, James Percy hands over to the incoming chair of the Social Enterprise, Liz Gill. The story to be told in this account has concluded but the story of Drama in the Dale goes on. Visit www.dramadale.co.uk
|August 27, 2012||Posted by Steve Thompson under News|
Well, adam started it! – His Hill End map locator stating it to be the home of that “famous dramadale actor” set us other ego centric thespians off. This little presentation features just 4 Bonny Moorhen participants: others could be added. See the full map here.
|August 26, 2012||Posted by Steve Thompson under News|
On the final session of Digital Mapping the team produced what you see below. There was a great deal of excitement when we made these – so much so that we forgot to take pictures. Those of you who are smart phone enabled will recognise the hieroglyphics below as QR codes. These are scanned in to a smart phone and each one takes you to a different place on the Dramadale Digital Map.
|August 19, 2012||Posted by Steve Thompson under News|
Through August a group has been meeting on Sundays at Wearhead School t develop the Drama In The Dale Digital Map. (see below). This work is ongoing as we have discovered many locations in Weardale and beyond that we can study and write about. The current map with the stories collected so far can be found here.
|July 1, 2012||Posted by Steve Thompson under News|
Great to see so many of the gang at Cath and Jems wedding bash.
|June 24, 2012||Posted by Steve Thompson under News|
A team of Drama in The Dale participants met at Wearhead School for a digital mapping workshop. Over the next few weeks a rich map of Weardale stories will emerge. Here is one from Paddy.
See all the map locations here.
|May 21, 2012||Posted by Steve Thompson under News|
Excerpts from our recent community play production, “The Bonny Moorhen”, were filmed by the BBC in The Unthank Theatre in Stanhope for a programme about local heritage and history. Blue Peter presenter Helen Skelton also interviewed members of the cast.
|May 19, 2012||Posted by Steve Thompson under News|
A wonderful photo taken by Helen Ward, showing our diverse cast of community members singing their hearts out in a rehearsal for the Drama in the Dale’s production of Jim Woodland’s “Bonny Moorhen” – has won the NATIONAL ADULT LEARNING PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION!
It’s on show in the People’s Gallery in Leicester along with 5 other shortlisted photos images taken by Helen, Jamie Sproates and Steve Thompson. (see below)
|May 17, 2012||Posted by Steve Thompson under News|
Yes here is some Weardale lead, I (Steve T) found these Napoleonic bullets in the Secret Museum in Vienna.
|May 4, 2012||Posted by Steve Thompson under News|
A terrific review by Anita Atkinson appeared in the Weardale Gazette on April 11th. If, like me, you are not a Weardaler you may not have seen this. Click here for PDF (or right click to download)