Extract from TLC: Tales of a Long Conflict
Showing the human side of war, Tales of a Long Conflict was an hour long production consisting of seven stories which focused on people’s relationships and the impact of war on people from all walks of life.
The story was told using a mixture of shadow puppetry, projection, spoken word and music from the period; the stories were inspired by the men of the Border Regiment and their families.
The production was toured around Cumbria and performed at Brewery Arts, Kendal on 2nd Nov, Rosehill on the Road: Lakes College West Cumbria, Lillyhall on 17th Nov, Theatre by the Lake, Keswick on 18th Nov, The Old Fire Station, Carlisle on 28th Nov.
Extracts from the production were also performed as part of the Armistice Service on the 11th November at Carlisle Castle and at Tullie House, Carlisle on the 2nd December.
“Moving, powerful, but without sentimentality” – David Roberts, audience member from Old Fire Station 28th Nov 2016
Following seven stories, the members of Prism Arts Studio Theatre devised all aspects of the play. It took you through a journey of how this life changing event affected people and families from all walks of life, exploring themes of love, loss, hope and hopelessness.
Prism Arts received £9,400 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) awarded through HLF’s First World War: Then and Now programme. The project enabled Studio Theatre members to research the impact of World War I on the people of Carlisle.
Project research included visits to Cumbria’s Museum of Military Life, Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery and The Devils Porridge Museum in Gretna Green to reveal the conditions of war.
The funding also allowed Prism Arts to run 4 workshops with Cumbrian Schools for free. The workshops were designed to engage the students in the harsh realities of war life through creative performance or images.
Workshops were held with Saint Patrick’s Catholic Primary School, Cleator Moor, Our lady and Saint Patrick’s Primary School, Maryport, St Herbert’s CE Primary & Nursery School, Keswick and Pennine Way Primary School, Carlisle.
We also created a comprehensive Information pack which is free to use by anyone.
Download our TLC: Tales of a Long Conflict Info Pack here.
Behind the Scenes at our Photo shoot