“Behind the curtains, between the walls and in open spaces a town is illuminated as loneliness seeps into its soul.”
Lonely Town was a collaboration between Anstee Bridge students, theatre designers and a writer.
With a draft script to hand, designers collaborated with the students to make individual model boxes depicting rooms and spaces which can impact our experience of loneliness.
The writer was present to observe the designs and listen to the students’ conversations to entwine the responses into the script. The final script was professionally performed as part of Anstee Bridges ongoing approach to celebrating the students work with the community.
Bounce has worked with Anstee Bridge for 10 years. You can see some of our other projects in our impact report here.
Interested in teaching resources?
Lonely Town will be published over the summer as a free script for secondary schools to use. If you’d like a copy emailed to you please email firstname.lastname@example.org
– Anstee Bridge
-Anstee Bridge is an alternative education for young people with mental health needs that impact on their ability to remain in full time education.
– Artists work with young people to build confidence and emotional resilience as part of the overall programme.
"You can travel the world plate by plate in Tooting"
HomeGrown nurtures young people who are interested in creative writing, art, and design. Throughout spring and summer 2022, they will work together to create a unique poetry book celebrating their heritage and where they see it represented on the High Street.
HomeGrown is a community project linked to Sugar & Spice – a heritage and creative learning project.
“Our community is built on stories.” Dancing out of the rubble of the second world war, performers weave together the stories of a family that evolves over decades. A story about growing up, change, and community. Join in and tell the tale. We are an inclusive youth theatre group and anyone is welcome. You can participate as a performer, designer, writer or director. Is there a fee? No. Our project is funded and it’s free to participate!
You can register here: REGISTRATION FORM Just complete your details for the Sugar & Spice project and make sure you check “Youth Theatre”