Back in March 2018, our pupil Thomas Chandler gave a fantastic presentation at the Dales Countryside Museum about his play ‘The Miners of Lead’. This presentation inspired the creation of our ‘Dales Drama Project’. Suported by the Dales Countryside Museum, this project will provide our members with many different performance experiences within the museum and at Richmond, including the creation of sound recordings for the museum’s new interactive displays. The project will include two performances of the Richmondshire community play ‘Last Dance of a Dalesman’ by the talented Nobby Dimon of North Country Theatre.
We are pleased this project has received funding from the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority’s Sustainable Development Fund. This fund is open to individuals, businesses, community groups or voluntary sector bodies. It provides an accessible source of money for a range of projects that result in positive benefits for the National Park’s environment, economy and communities, while enhancing and conserving local culture, wildlife and landscape. www.yorkshiredales.org.uk/sdf
On 13th October we took our middle and senior members to the Dales Countryside Museum to research the dales social history. This research will underpin their upcoming auditions and performances. www.dalescountrysidemuseum.org.uk