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Reflection on Trinity Research and Development

Updated: Sep 15, 2022

We were awarded Trinity Centre’s Young Audiences commission in Bristol at the beginning of this year- a Research & Development from the Cultural Recovery Fund.

Our aim was to create a young audiences show inspired by local children. Through online workshops with students at St Nicholas of Tolentine Primary School, we explored the theme of home and used games, poetry and storytelling to think beyond the physical idea of home.

We engaged local artists, including designer Blythe Brett and musician Alphonse Daudet Touna, to explore the musicality and visual elements of the places and themes that the children spoke about.

The story that came out of this research follows a girl who leaves home to go on an extraordinary adventure in search of her roots. She journeys through unique worlds and meets a beautiful bird along the way who helps her to be brave, take flight and discover what home means to her.

We performed socially-distanced previews, both at St Nicholas of Tolentine Primary School and at Trinity to local families.

We are excited to continue this project...

Photography by Craig Fuller

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