Remembrance by Graham Reid - You will feel uplifted and touched by this tale of true love in adversity.
February is around the corner and we are pleased with how our latest play is coming together. Humour and Love is mixed with outrage and some harsh language. Be aware of this opportunity to see a show rarely staged in this area and experience our intimate theatre at the Pump House.
Struggling on in difficult circumstances is the theme of our next play 'Remembrance' by Graham Reid and this is certainly something our director Frankie Hogan has lived up to recently since she broke her ankle a few weeks ago. Frankie is persevering, attending all engagements, meetings and rehearsals without grumbling. You are brilliant Frankie and the play is coming together fantastically. Everyone who see the play will feel uplifted and touched and all at Belmont take our hats off to you Frankie for making it happen.
Story Telling workshop by Jamie Crawford
January 18th at the Pump House
2pm - 5pm in the Charles room
Local Board Road Lower Watford High Street Watford Hertfordshire UK WD17 2JP
A 'story telling workshop' at the Pump-house Watford
Please book with Britt Rees.
We will learn more about 'story telling' in this 3 hour workshop. You will hear different types of short stories, discuss delivery and finally have a go yourself if you feel up to it! (not a must)
Refreshments are included in the small fee of £10 for the full workshop. (members pay half price).
As this workshop is held in the intimate Charles Room there is a limit of how many people we can accommodate. We now have only a few places left so please book as soon as possible.
Kind Regards Britt Rees (Belmont - workshop team)
Jamie's own introduction from his website: I have been telling traditional stories to people of all ages at schools, theatres, festivals, museums and conservation sites for over twenty years. I offer storytelling programmes of performances and workshops.
Together with my audience, I dramatize the stories: each telling is new, exciting and unique. My style is lively and interactive, using elements of poetry, clowning, stand-up, dance and film
Story has always been a vital means of transmitting ancestral wisdom and it is from this that it draws its voice as a stimulating, resonant, affecting, subtle and complex art form. While good storytellers have always been sensitive to the spirit of the age, in an increasingly mechanized and digitalised culture such as our own story provides a form of direct, intimate, meaningful performance that operates independent of any external technology. The unplugged, eye-to-eye nature of storytelling gives it its edge, making it open to interaction and improvisation. With nothing between performer and audience, anything is possible. This is why story remains one of the most accessible, sustainable, universal and flexible art forms.
In sum, the art of story is distinctive in its ability to convey the greatest emotional truth with the greatest economy of means.