One of the photos up on our Just Shed flickr group was this
And it got me wondering what it was about, a quick email to Theatre Orchard Projects and I got the answer it seems like Sheds are playing a big part in the education and community theater in the Bristol/North Somerset Area.
A shed-load of stories from around the world…
Students and adults from many cultural backgrounds have been working with leading media artists to create an interactive installation of digital stories in a bespoke shed, designed in association with Somerset Wood Recycling. Storyshed is on a miniature ‘world tour of North Somerset’, transporting visitors into other realms with personal stories that surprise and enrich – a celebration of home and away and a crossing place for both.
Storyshed is part of a wider project – Windfalls – that highlights and celebrates cultural diversity in North Somerset. Through Windfalls, arts practitioners from a variety of disciplines are also working in primary schools with children who have English as a second language. Each group of children shares their stories, songs, photos and objects and shapes the resulting audio-visual material into a short film to share with the wider school community.
Windfalls is part of Theatre Orchard Projects ‘community cohesion through the arts’ strand, ROOTS – kindly funded by Mediabox and Find
The stories created during this project can be viewed at “http://www.bristolstories.org/
Anyway the Story shed is ‘appearing’ again this weekend 10th and 11th July in Weston Super Mare .
Other Bristol-area shed-related things:
Ship of Fools artist group made Starshed a while back
Bristol artist Luci Gorell Barnes made Bookshed
and another Bristol artist Eileen Haste made a charming digital story called Shed Heaven