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LETTERS FROM THE FRONT

by GLOW

 

LETTERS FROM THE FRONT IS PART OF SHOOT FESTIVAL'S TRIPLE BILL, WHICH WILL TAKE PLACE AT BELGRADE THEATRE ON 17TH MARCH 2017, 8PM

LETTERS FROM THE FRONT

When Arthur discovers a cardboard box filled with letters in the attic of his late parents’ house, an unlikely tale of young love is uncovered.

Letters from the Front is a touching and personal performance inspired by the story of a real couple.

Edith Ainscow and Geoffrey Boothby were based in Birmingham and after spending only four days together, Geoffrey was sent to the Front to work for the Royal Engineer Tunnellers below the Ypres Salient.

Over 18 months, hope was sustained and a relationship blossomed through little more than written correspondence – caring, spirited and courageous, their letters are lovingly brought to life by Gloria and Francis from Glow, through a fusion of digital media and traditional storytelling.

The letters are published by Bagshawe Books and edited by Arthur Stockwin in ‘Thirty-odd feet below Belgium. An affair of letters in the Great War 1915 – 1916’. 

GLOW

Glow is a Visual and Performing Arts Organisation that works in partnership with cultural and educational organisations, charities and businesses to deliver community projects, workshops and performances to people of all backgrounds and abilities.

Glow was founded by Gloria and Francis Lowe, who together merge traditional storytelling with digital media to create performances they hope will offer audiences a new and exciting experience.

Gloria has toured in productions for different audiences and age groups throughout the UK as well as working in education, developing and delivering arts workshops & projects internationally.

Francis is the Course Director for the BA Illustration and Animation at Coventry University and has a background of working in animation for Children’s TV, including CITV’s ‘Grizzly Tales for Gruesome Kids’.

The Glow Team believe that we all have within us a creative spark which, when practiced and celebrated will enrich our learning, relationships and intellect.

 

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