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For coffee-lovers, creatives and countryside adventurers

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Brand New Community Arts Project 

New for 2024. Imprints: Tales from the New Wild is a brand new community-led arts project in collaboration with Artshill Performer Group and local puppet maker Redthing Creations. From May - August we will be conducting a series of workshops teaching new skills and telling the untold stories of the wild Moorland countryside. There will be multiple opportunities to get involved and at the end of it all we will be creating the very first site-specific theatre piece right here at Bolton Gate!

Project Themes

The Moorlands is teeming with fascinating geological landscapes, mythology, folklore, and untapped narratives of nature & the wild. But how does this impact us, the people that live there? Our relationship with such a beautiful natural landscape and what is the story waiting to be told?

Free Creative Workshops

Learn new skills & tell us your stories. Free creative workshops at Bolton Gate Arts and in targeted community locations across the Moorlands, bringing opportunities to your doorstep!Performance, creative writing, music, storytelling, puppet making, puppetry, prop making, nature walks, outdoor theatre, environmental workshops & more...Our workshops are for EVERYONE, so get involved!

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Join our brand new volunteer performer group

Love being creative? Love outdoor theatre? If you love our workshops and want to do more, we will be recruiting a volunteer theatre group here in the Moorlands! Whether you love performing or you’re more of a behind the scenes type, get involved and help in the creation of our community-led theatre show...

Be Part of Bolton Gate Arts first ever, community-led theatre show

Community Production Our local community members will have the opportunity to take part in our first community-led production here at Bolton Gate Arts.Opportunities available in acting, performing, music creation, stage design, puppetry, costume making & more. A chance to learn and develop skills alongside creative professionals, whilst celebrating the talent and innovation of the Moorlands.

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Upcoming workshops...

At Bolton Gate Arts

10am - 2pm 

Poetry Workshop with Bolton Gate Arts 

Creature Making Workshop with Redthing Creations

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Summer Season Launch Day - Saturday 4th May

Coffee Morning and theatre making Sessions - Saturday 25th May

Tales from the Moorlands Coffee Morning

At Bolton Gate Arts

10am - 11.30pm 

What is life really like in the Staffordshire Moorlands? We want to hear your stories and responses, the myths and legends that define our land as well as your personal anecdotes and experiences. So head down, grab a free cup of coffee and a cake and have a chat with us!

Theatre Making on the Farm: Community Theatre Group Introduction Session

At Bolton Gate Arts

11.30am - 1pm 

Find out more about the project and how you can get involved at our very first Community Theatre Group Session! We'll be playing some fun drama games and starting to think about how to turn ideas into an outdoor theatre reality!

Music Creation and Puppet performance Sessions- Thursday 30th May

Drop-in Sessions 10am - 2pm

At Bolton Gate Arts

Drop-in sessions 10am - 2pm

Music Creation Workshop with Rachael Gladwin - Music and Theatre:

Join us for an exciting sound workshop where voices, objects, and instruments come together in a symphony of creativity! We will craft unique sounds that compliment our puppet characters and narratives, exploring the magical interplay of music and movement.

Beginner puppet performance workshop with artist and puppeteer Richard Redwin.

Learn the fundamentals of movement and performance – work as part of a team, move in unison, and breathe life into a puppet!

More workshops coming soon...

Show Dates

Thurs 29th, Fri 30th, Sat 31st August

Book Tickets

This Project is funded by...

Sign up to our Imprints Mailing List

Sign up to our Imprints Project mailing list to find out about upcoming workshops, ticket release dates and other ways to get involved!

What imprint will you leave?

Ticket details coming soon...

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