Unexamined Lives

The story of the 20th century as lived by residents in the Derbyshire village of Borrowash


Number 17 Blog update – November


Counting down to the big day (and night), our November sessions involve devising songs music, chants and poems for the performances, more drama ‘games’ and work on tableau formations.

With poet Dave Wood, the children create skipping rhymes, chants, and poems about moving. With 100 years and dozens of different ‘custodians’ living in Number 17 there’s a lot of ‘moving experiences’ to portray.  This is a Christmas performance so we need a carol or two as well.  No problem for the talented children of  Ashbrook Juniors!

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‘Number 17’ – 100 Years of a Borrowash House

Working with the children of Ashbrook Junior School Borrowash, Derbyshire.

It has been an exciting summer for local writer Chrissie Hall.

Working with Director Julian Hanby, Poet Dave Wood, under the aegis of Wash Arts and funded by Heritage Lottery Chrissie’s been writing a stage play tracing the history of a very special Edwardian villa in Borrowash, Derbyshire.

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