Festival of the Sky – Creative Development

Written and sent on behalf of North East Lincolnshire Council:

Seeking your stories & memories of life in Cleethorpes

Outdoor award-winning theatre company Periplum are working with From the Fields, the organisers of the award-winning Festival of the Sky in 2019, to research for new work which shares and celebrates Cleethorpes history and character.

We want to hear your stories of the area, from magical folklore – the strange and unusual tales of local life –, to personal memories of a childhood spent by the sea. We are looking to celebrate unique local landmarks and characters, from real life & from legend, to capture the spirit of Cleethorpes and the wider borough of North East Lincolnshire.

We are staging a series of on-line conversations where you can share your stories, or simply listen in.

These stories will be used to inform a one-off spectacular for 4000 people, for the people and place of North East Lincolnshire.

Sessions will be a maximum of 1 ½ hours long. You can come for the whole session or drop in at any time. All you need to do to take part is get in contact.

If you lead a group, organisation or club in North East Lincolnshire and could contribute with the tales of Cleethorpes we seek and would like to be involved in this one-off spectacular, please email: cathryn@fromthefields.co.uk

About Periplum

Periplum is one of the UK’s leading outdoor theatre companies, formed in 1999 and led by Artistic Directors Claire Raftery & Damian Wright. Periplum specialise in large-scale performances celebrating heritage, community & place. We make works for audiences of 3,000-4,000 people per show, combining original music & script with spectacular aerial action, lights, fire & pyrotechnics.

Here is a link to Periplum’s work, and a link to the video of the show that we are restaging with stories from Cleethorpes.

About From the Fields

From the Fields are industry leaders in curating ground-breaking experiences across music, arts, science, culture, dance, theatre and much, much more. Creators of world-renowned festivals Kendal Calling and Bluedot, cutting-edge new music shows Inner City Electronic and Off The Record, & award-winning citywide celebrations of culture and people, such as Arts By The Sea and Festival of the Sky