Paignton lantern procession workshops

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free entry - no need to book

St Mary Magdalene Church Hall - Torquay, TQ1 4BX

18th November 2017 from 9.15 am to 12.30 pm

Age: various - seen info below

The Paignton Lantern worksops will take place through a series of community making sessions working with regional partners Torre Abbey, Paignton Library, Brixham Edge and the Palace Theatre, with Doorstep Arts as the lead cultural delivery partner.
On Saturday18th November there will be Lantern and music-making workshops for children aged 4-14, taking place at St Mary Magdalene Church Hall, Torquay, TQ1 4BX. The first workshop is 9.15-10.15am (children aged 4-7), then 10.15-11.15 (for children aged 7-11) and finally 11.30 to 12.30 (for young people aged 11-14). These three workshops are led by Wren Music and Doorstep Arts artists and are open to any children/families who want to come along. 
The work is part of a larger programme of children and young people’s participatory arts in areas of high deprivation and fragmented community cohesion in Torbay. Paignton town centre is receiving intervention through participatory action research – it is a site which has been lost to the local community due to endemic drug use and violent crime, and the lantern procession is serving as a visible act of concerted community reclamation – animating and re-invigorating the central street with the involvement of local families.
Come and help make lanterns, which will be part of a special procession later in the year!
No booking required
These workshops are part of the series (Re)discover and resist.

These events are part of Being Human: a festival of the Humanities.


This year’s Being Human festival is taking place nationally between 17 – 25 November 2017. The Festival is led by the School of Advanced Study, University of London in partnership with the Arts & Humanities Research Council and the British Academy.

These workshops are part of the ongoing action research of  Dr Erin Walcon, Associate Lecturer in Applied Drama and Theatre at the University of Exeter which is partly funded by the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation and Arts Council England. The current research project is called 'Stepping Stones' and it is an existing partnership with the University of Exeter's Applied Theatre programme, where Exeter University undergraduates gain real world experience as emerging facilitators/producers/artists.
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