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Udate From Adam

When I first had the opportunity to be on the steering group of the project, I took the chance to join but didn’t know what to expect.  Then I began to learn more about the idea of a community play and how much it can do to bring the community together in a way that has never been done before.  The reason I find doing this so appealing is the fact that this is such a big thing for the Dale.  It’s a great opportunity to have so many people, doing so many different things.  I have always loved drama and have tried a few times to do things to help keep it happening in the Dale.  Then this project came along and I couldn’t wait to be involved.  Even going to the meetings to help decide what happens next is exciting!  Now that the workshops have begun the play will really start to take shape. “The Bonny Moorhen” is the perfect play to be performed in the Dale.  It’s about our lead mining past and how the miners stood up for their rights when times were hard.  It demonstrates the power of what we can do together.  I’m not saying we should start a riot like they did but we can put on a great show together!  To make the project a success we need all the support we can get, even down to the smallest jobs you can think of doing.  Whatever you can do will be a big help!   There will be workshops taking place in November and December, advertised in many shops and public places in the Dale, and then the big push in the New Year to get the play rehearsed and the set and costumes made.  You can visit the website at www.dramadale.co.uk for up to date information or telephone the project co-ordinator Julie Ward on 01388 765002.  AND please do check out this blog to get a feel for what it’s all about. http://j.mp/oUDWhP

[editors note] Adam lives in Frosterley and goes to Wolsingham Comprehensive.  He attends Jack Drum Arts’ youth theatre sessions as well as helping and working with other community organisations in the Dale such as Daleforce.

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