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Harehope Quarry

The Last Wilderness Arts Workshops – archive

The Last Wilderness is a site specific theatre and music performance at about life in the Durham Dales and the North Pennines, with performances taking place at Harehope Quarry over three evenings from 10th-12th September.

Changeling Productions, in partnership with the Harehope Quarry Project, will be running FREE drama, singing, writing and making workshops at Harehope Quarry, where participants will be able to:

· Learn and create new songs and sounds using voice, musical instruments and anything you can find on the site

· Make props and giant puppets

· Help create some of the script

· Be part of the cast, performing alongside professional actors and musicians

· Explore the natural history, environment and landscape of Weardale

Working alongside artists from Changeling Productions and staff and volunteers from Harehope Quarry, we will use the environment and landscape to inspire our creations.

The workshops are open to children of all ages, and family members are invited along on the Bank Holiday Monday to join in the fun!

Workshop dates:

Monday 31st August – family day
Tuesday 1st September – participants can be dropped off and collected later
Wednesday 2nd September – participants can be dropped off and collected later

THE WORKSHOPS ARE FREE AND RUN FROM 10.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.

Please bring a picnic, packed lunch, snacks and wet weather gear. All workshop materials and light refreshments will be provided.

To register for the workshops, please contact Jo Buckley by phone or email: changelinguk@googlemail.com or 07967 205292.

NB: Workshop participants are expected to take part in at least one of the performances, which will take place at 7pm from 10th-12th September – please see details elsewhere on the website for information about the performances.