Launch Community Theatre in Southend

Funded on Spacehive 22 January 2018 Delivered 23 February 2018

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Launch Community Theatre in Southend

Launch Community Theatre in Southend

Elaine Hartley By Elaine Hartley

Bringing local stories to life with new company Wild Story Theatre. Connecting with local residents and community groups to produce theatre experiences which celebrate our local heritage and wildlife.

Leigh-on-Sea Delivery stage

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£2,172
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This project was funded on 22 Jan 2018!

This project will establish and launch Wild Story Theatre. We will develop a new theatre show about Brent Geese, which migrate every year from Siberia and travel 2500 miles all the way to Leigh-on-Sea. This heartwarming family tale will use music, narration and puppetry to follow her adventure and raise awareness of this rare Goose. Metal Culture are donating rehearsal space to develop the show in January and there will be a showing of the play on the 27th Jan at Clifftown Theatre. We will invite community groups and public audiences to the show, and then deliver creative workshops to community groups at Project 49 and Metal Art School. Workshops will be inspired by the play, and will focus on storytelling, drama, and art, encouraging participants to give input and ideas for the show in the future. This fund will support the development of the project by enabling funds for theatre hire, providing materials for workshops and employing facilitators to deliver community workshops.

What we'll deliver:

  • Engage with local children and community groups through drama and puppetry workshops
  • Engage with local artists and community groups to contribute their ideas and artistic design
  • Produce an entertaining launch event with a theatre showing of our work in progress

Why it's a great idea:

Essex has such a rich cultural heritage, there are so many wild and wonderful stories surrounding the history, wildlife and folklore of areas across the county. I am passionate about creating a theatre company that can tell these stories, and engage with local residents and community groups in the process. This is my aim for Wild Story Theatre, and this initial project will enable me to launch the company with a story that residents across the coast of south Essex can relate to. Engaging with local people in the creative process is the exciting part. We will be inviting community groups to view our work in progress for free, and will then deliver creative workshops with them which can allow them to feed back and explore their creative ideas for characters, scenery, design, storytelling and music. Project 49 and Metal Art School are keen to participate. I have also received ecological advice and support from the RSPB and Essex Wildlife Trust, who are keen to raise awareness of the Geese

Steps to get it done:

  • Produce marketing material
  • Hire Theatre Space and Technician
  • Book workshops with community groups
  • Plan workshops and book workshop leaders
  • Rehearse and Perform the Show
  • Hold workshops to inspire creativity with groups

We have bid for Arts Council Funding to develop and rehearse the show in January prior to the showing and separate to the workshops. This Spacehive fund will be essential to deliver the community workshops and produce the theatre showing for residents and community groups to enjoy.

Location Leigh-on-Sea

Leigh-on-Sea has 8 other projects and £345,000 in potential grant funding

About the space

South Essex Coast ranging from Hadleigh Park to Southend.

Council

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council

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How will the money be spent?Total £2,168

Workshop Delivery x 3 Sessions (2 leaders per session at £80 per leader per session) - £480 (22%)
Actors for Performance x 3 (£100 daily rate for performance) - £300 (14%)
Media Marketing Support - £300 (14%)
Filming of the Showing - £200 (9%)
Administration (2 full days) - £200 (9%)
Marketing - design, print and distribute - £150 (7%)
Theatre Studio Hire for the day plus FOH Manager at Clifftown Theatre - £141 (7%)
Technician for Performance (£100 daily rate) - £100 (5%)
Director (£100 daily rate) - £100 (5%)
Materials for Workshops - £100 (5%)
Other - £96 (4%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

22%
Workshop Delivery x 3 Sessions (2 leaders per session at £80 per leader per session)
£480
14%
Actors for Performance x 3 (£100 daily rate for performance)
£300
14%
Media Marketing Support
£300
9%
Filming of the Showing
£200
9%
Administration (2 full days)
£200
7%
Marketing - design, print and distribute
£150
7%
Theatre Studio Hire for the day plus FOH Manager at Clifftown Theatre
£141
5%
Technician for Performance (£100 daily rate)
£100
5%
Director (£100 daily rate)
£100
5%
Materials for Workshops
£100
4%
Other
£96
  • Spacehive fees
    £74
  • VAT
    £15
  • Transaction Fees
    £8

Total £2,168

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