Young people in Hackney wanted for Abney Park Cemetery performance
The search is on for young people wanting to take in a project to bring Stoke Newington’s Abney Park Cemetery back to life.
Eight 13-26 year olds with a strong connection to Hackney are needed to join the seven already taking part in the project which is being run by Stoke Newington Dance Space, based in Stoke Newington Church Street.
There will be over 35 workshops in historic research, film making, theatre devising and producing, ensemble work, technical dance and choreography, and even stonework - culminating with a performance in the cemetery in July.
Frankie Walker, the project co-ordinator, said: “We felt passionately that the Abney Park Cemetery is an atmospheric and almost forgotten landmark in North London, and spoke with some of our young people about the site.
“They were equally passionate, and suggested making some performances and a film about the site, and learning valuable new skills along the way.
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“As we looked deeper, its fantastic history came to life and the stories of freedom fighters and rare plants intrigued us,” she added.
The Herritage Lottery Fund has donated �20,000 towards the 10-month long project, and they want people who will want to take on leading roles as choreographers, directors, producers, devisers, costume makers and in publicity and promotion.
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Workshops will usually be held on Sundays from 2pm - 6pm in Stoke Newington, and the next session takes place this Sunday (November 21) at 2pm.
To apply, send a short statement about your interests and background and why the project interests you to email@example.com.