Extract from the February 2014 edition of the Norfolk Magazine
‘Bravo to Bergh Apton with its plans for a new, brilliant community project.
……there’s a wealth of creative and cultural events taking place in 2014. The one I’m most looking forward to is being put on by the village of Bergh Apton famed for its fabulous sculpture trails. This year it’s taking on a different challenge. A Mystery Play Cycle. On three weekends in May/June four plays based on the Legend of the Rood will be performed in the village. The audience and cast will be led by wandering minstrels through the beautiful countryside from location to location. People from 11 neighbouring villages will be involved. I live in one of them and as my thespian days are behind me I am honoured to have been given a role as one of the patrons alongside the Bishop of Norwich and the author Louis de Bernieres.
I feel so lucky to live in a part of the world where people put their time and effort into events like this. Bravo to Bergh Apton and all the other communities in Norfolk with the same adventure and imagination.’
FREE CREATIVE WORKSHOP RECYCLE PLASTIC BOTTLES INTO FLOWERS
SATURDAY 15TH FEBRUARY 10-3
BERGH APTON VILLAGE HALL
Open to Anyone from
Alpington, Ashby St Mary, Bergh Apton, Bramerton, Carleton St Peter, Claxton, Framingham Pigot, Hellington, Kirby Bedon, Rockland St Mary, Surlingham, Thurton, Yelverton.
(children with participating adult)
Bring empty plastic bottles(don’t worry if you have none),
Be creative for an hour or so
Recycle, Create, Go mad!
All for BERGH APTON’S 2014 MYSTERY PLAY
Further Info: Tel 01508 480696
Liz McGowan lives in North Norfolk. Her work explores the ephemeral nature of our world. Drawing inspiration from the landscape of North Norfolk, her work engages in a conversation with the details and the processes that combine to make a place what it is at any one time.
“I am interested in promoting and facilitating multi-sensual conversations between groups of people and the worlds they inhabit. I am also part of Norfolk County Council’s Artists for Climate Change programme”.
Liz has participated in all six of Bergh Apton’s Sculpture Trails and strengthened the village’s creative instincts with wide-ranging & challenging workshops
7pm Wednesday 22 Jan Bergh Apton Village Hall
Hugh Lupton, the Master storyteller, has finished writing the script of The Legend of the Rood! It is fantastic.
So, we have reached a critical stage.
Your presence is really needed whether you’ve acted or not (& might like to give it a try), especially if you are from
Framingham Pigot, Alpington, Yelverton, Bergh Apton, Thurton, Ashby St Mary, Carleton St Peter, Claxton, Hellington,
Rockland St Mary, Bramerton, Surlingham & Kirby Bedon,
to take part in the First Read through
Please do try to be there.
The evening, with Hugh Lupton & David Farmer, the acclaimed Stage Director, will involve reading the play &
getting a clearer idea of what roles will be offered to whom.
We are looking for as many as 50 actors!!!
You may have indicated an interest already or you may have heard nothing about the Plays at all.
You may even have said you have no interest. In which case I would be grateful if you would reconsider.
But your help would be greatly appreciated to put together a fun, enjoyable set of plays. WE are getting there.
Please let us know if you can be there & we will send a copy of the script in plenty of time.
You needn’t memorise it but you might like to have read it by 22nd, altho’ you don’t have to.
BERGH APTON MYSTERY PLAYS
‘THE LEGEND OF THE ROOD’
SATURDAY 25 JANUARY
BERGH APTON VILLAGE HALL
A workshop with Georgina Warne to make ‘masks’ of the creatures which will enter Noah’s Ark during the second play.
This is a free workshop and is open to those living in the ‘11Says’ parishes.
This is a free workshop so come in at any time but preferably not later than 2 o’clock.
Materials will be provided but if you have any fabrics, feathers, ribbons and coloured string from Christmas , wool (for a lion’s mane perhaps) do bring them along. Bring scissors but mark them as yours in some way.
We are basing the ‘masks’ on creatures from Mediaeval Beasteries. If you have any pictures it would be helpful.
So come and make a fantastic and fabulous ‘mask’.
Come and be part of this unusual and unique event.
We look forward to seeing you.
n.b. Due to popularity of these workshops, spaces are available only to those living in the ’11 says’ parishes.