The Living History Drama Event

A Grand Day Out or Mr Dewey Takes Charge

By Neil Fortey

This drama will take place on Sunday May 4th, 2008, starting at 2 pm in the Fuller Room, Bottesford.

It’s May Day Bank Holiday Weekend, and after watching the Fun Run and enjoying your Sunday lunch, come along to a Living History unique event.

For practical reasons, tickets will be restricted to 100 available at the door of the Fuller Room on the day. However, they will be free to first comers. We will be grateful for voluntary donations to the project at the end of the event, and there will also be a collecting box for the Friends of Chernobyl Children.

The Fuller Room will be turned back into a village school room for the day. There will be eight scenes and short plays which will be staged at locations around the village centre, on the route shown on the map in the leaflet. These are based on stories from Bottesford people, and have been written by the ‘team’ of Sue Mackrell, Dave McCormack, Val Woolley and Jules Tobin.

This dramatic look at Bottesford of the past will be a  bit of a ‘toe in the water’ for the Living History people, led by Jules Tobin and her team of writers. We wish to thank all those whose words and pictures have guided and inspired us. We also wish to thank owners and proprietors of the locations where the scenes will take be staged. Finally, and most importantly, we wish to thank all those who will be taking part.

If you can’t come along on the day, texts of the short plays that make up this drama will be placed on this website and in Bottesford Library.

Last year, the project held an open exhibition over the weekend. We plan to repeat this over August Bank Holiday weekend, as a fitting climax to two years during which we have benefited from funding provided by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Nationwide Building Society. We hope to see you then.

After September 2008, the project will continue under its own steam.

This page was added on 30/03/2008.

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