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Heritage Workshops May and June

We are hosting Heritage Workshops in Hackney throughout May and June to complete our installation for St Katharine Cree.

We have been working on researching the Throckmorton family and their links with the events that led to Lady Jane Grey’s execution. The life of the martyr Anne Askew and the inner life of Lady Jane Grey as she was cruelly manipulated for political gain and greed.

If you wish to learn more about the project or receive a workshop application pack and be part of the installation at St Katharine Cree please contact us here or at unityarts@hotmail.co.uk

There are still opportunities to join the research teams as we have an event at Sutton House on 8 September 2017 and our flagship event at The Tower of London 12 February 2018 and return research trips to Hampton Court and the Tower of London.

 

National Theatre Opportunity for one of our Young Research Team!

Nellie Noodle, one of our Young Heritage Research Team members is through to the 2nd and 3rd rounds of interviews to work at the National Theatre on their Costume Apprenticeship scheme.

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Nellie has volunteered and worked on many Unity Arts projects and we wish her all the very best!!

BLACKOUT SIZZLE TRAILER

BLACKOUT SIZZLE TRAILER

Blackout will be performed

22 April Bloomsbury Theatre

https://www.thebloomsbury.com/event/run/15107

23 April Soho Theatre

http://www.sohotheatre.com/whats-on/national-theatre-connections-2016/

There are some free tickets for Under 18s. Please contact us via below to reserve these.

Photograph by Michael Cheetham

Elizabeth Pepys HeritageTour

­­­­­Elizabeth Pepys Tour

This tour was created by Unity Arts as part of the Heritage Lottery Funded research project The Restoration Wyfe – A Saucy London Life.

Elizabeth Pepys was one of the specific “Wyves” studied.

The research for this tour was undertaken by Thom Jackson and Sarah Warren.

Additional research by Maggi Hurt, David Milner, Christopher Searing, Doreen Read, Anthony Rhoden, Jayne Mc Veigh, Dave Roberts and the Unity Arts Heritage Team.

This heritage outcome has had unstinting support from Phil Manning, Dennis and the Rector, Oliver Ross, at St. Olave’s (The Pepys Church) and from the author Sara George.

Resources include:

Restoration London by Lisa Picard

Dictionary of National Biography Oxford University Press

The Concise Diary Of Samuel Pepys by Samuel Pepys

Samuel Pepys (The Unequalled Self) by Claire Tomalin

The Letters Of Samuel Pepys by Guy de la Bédoyère

The Journal of Mrs Pepys – The Portrait of A Marriage by Sara George

And the very excellent website run by Phil Gyford! www.pepysdiary.com

Download the complete tour as a PDF here – Elizabeth Pepys Walking Tour

Download the Elizabeth Pepys app (Android) here

 

FORM EXPRESSION

A new satirical performance piece created by 11-14 year old girls

Form Expression Poster

Unity Arts was awarded a grant from The Big Lottery Fund to deliver a three month Theatre Arts Project.

A presentation, called Form Expression, of some of the work that came out of the girls’ research and workshops looking at the portrayal of the female form took place at The Arts Theatre, Great Newport Street, London WC2 on Sunday March 28.

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They used Creative Writing, Dance, Movement, Music and Devising to create a new work which looked at the Media, Food, Dieting and Fashion industries and the influence they have on young girls.

Director Lil WarrenChoreographer Jayne McVeighSet Design & Construction/Sound Technician George WaltersPerformers
Ari Burleigh
Ella Clark-Cowan
Alice McNaught-Davis
Manuela Pomposo Leiva
Katherine Georghiou-Makki
Iris Owen
Minouche Tas
Isabel WaltersWriters
Amber Allsop and Adina ReidAdditional Contributions
Cherie Anderson, Ali B, Damiola Fasulu, Shanksy
Let Me Introduce Myself
Solitude by Alice McNaught DavisDid You Know?Mother Earth Contemporary Dance piece looking at the images the girls have seen of grieving women fighting for survival and protecting their childrenViolette by Katherine Georghiou-Makki
Whatever Food
Stretching The Truth by Amber AllsopNobody Til Somebody Loves You? Jazz Dance looking at how films like Twilight inform young girls about what to expect from relationshipsGirls Beware Girls
Beautify by Minouche Tas
Beep Beep
Wishful by Isabel Walters
Make Up and Phone by Ari Burleigh
Looking Good
Tempestuous by Ari Burleigh
Did You Know?Who’s Dressing Who? Expressive Movement piece about peer pressureLonging by Ella Clark-Cowan
Glamour by Iris Owen

One Folk Dance symbolising the connection we all have

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