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‘Out of the Mouth of the Parrett’
Tuesday 21 March 2017, 10:00
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‘Out of the Mouth of the Parrett’

A river adventure!

Take a voyage into the heart of Somerset, by visiting this original multi-media production that will transform Bridgwater Library using light, sound, film and live performance.  From the Bristol Channel into Somerset’s rural heartlands, this is a colourful portrait of an extraordinary landscape as seen through the eyes of the people who live and work there.

Bridgwater Library, 21 March - 8 April 2017

 

This free event for adults and young people (age 8+) will be housed within a spectacular world of light and sound, specially constructed in Bridgwater Library.

 

Opening Times:

Weekdays:        10.00 – 16.00

Saturdays:        10.00 – 13.00

Thursday 6 April:    18-00 – 20.30

 

Encounter real life stories; discover hidden treasures; revel in glorious landscapes.

 

An original multi-media production by Theatre Mélange in partnership with Somerset Libraries

Somerset Libraries and Theatre Mélange have been working together over the last nine months to collect local people’s thoughts, memories and pictures of the river Parrett to display in a one-of-a-kind creative exhibition.

The ‘Out of the Mouth of the Parrett’ project has been developed with Theatre Mélange, a company well-known for producing innovative public events celebrating particular places and people.

Local people of all ages and walks of life have been on a voyage of discovery to reveal all that is unique about this extraordinary river landscape. Over 600 people’s thoughts and aspirations have been displayed on the Parrett’s Mouth willow walls in the libraries of Bridgwater, Langport, South Petherton and Martock.

Theatre Mélange have also been filming the spectacular sights and sounds of the river alongside personal stories from an of array colourful characters: dockers to willow growers, sea pilots to mud-sleigh fishermen, boat builders, birdsong, wetlands, watermills, ropewalks and pumping stations.

To keep up to date with the ‘Out of the Mouth of the Parrett’ project, join us also on Twitter via #parrettsmouth and at @MelangeECHO and @SomersetLib, follow the Parrett blog at www.somerset.gov.uk/parrettsmouth or visit www.facebook.com/TheatreMelange/

This innovative venture is a partnership between Somerset Library Service, Theatre Mélange, South Somerset District Council, Sedgemoor District Council, South West Heritage Trust and is supported with financial investment from Arts Council England, Somerset County Council and South Somerset District Council.

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