Somerset Wildlife Trust and Stacked Wonky Academy (drama group based in Porlock) are on the look-out for 24 young people aged 6 to 18 in West Somerset to create a unique performance at Dunster Beach on 11th and 12th September 2021.
Somerset’s 74 km of coast and the Bristol Channel that laps its shores is part of One Ocean with its many species and ecosystems and the multiple threats they are under from plastics to climate change.
The performance will highlight young people’s hopes, fears and desires for a life lived in balance with the Ocean.
YOUNG PEOPLE’S VOICES NEED TO BE HEARD: THE CHANGES THEY WANT TO SEE HAPPEN HAVE NEVER BEEN SO IMPORTANT!
Environmental activists, performers and simply curious young people who get involved will go on a learning journey that helps them translate their ideas and feelings into miniature performances (maximum 30 minutes).
This is no ordinary performance: part spectacle, part protest, our young people will perform their miniatures on the hour, every hour, for 24 hours on the sand at Dunster Beach supported by a professional team providing sound, lighting and security.
Whether in front of a large audience, the press or alone at 4am in the morning, each miniature performance will have its moment. Any combination of movement, words, music, objects, film or gadgets can be used: we will do our best to support and refine ideas so they have maximum impact. Somerset Wildlife Trust and Stacked Wonky have teams of experienced environmentalists and performance makers to help it happen.
The project will be based in and around Porlock, Minehead, Dunster and Williton starting on Sunday 4 July, completing on Sunday 12 September 2021.
Young people will be expected to attend a minimum of eight sessions to take part. There is no charge!