GREENHAM: 100 YEARS OF WAR AND PEACE
New information available about Production/Technical Volunteering and Singing/Acting opportunities. Please find more information below.
Greenham: 100 Years of War and Peace is a large scale outdoor event celebrating 20 years of the Greenham Trust. On the evenings of the 8th and 9th September 2017 the story of Greenham Common will come alive through an amazing spectacle of performance, songs, light projections and live art. We are expecting large audiences with some thousands on each night and the event will be filmed for online broadcast and covered by radio and TV. The event will portray 100 years of history of the Common and the dramatic moments of war and peace that form part of that history. It marks the 20th anniversary of the Greenham Common Trust which has distributed over £35 million to local good causes since 1997
PERFORMERS, PROCESSIONS, CHOIR, VOLUNTEERS, STEWARDS, MEDIA
We are looking for volunteers to work and perform alongside a professional cast and production team. This is a fantastic chance to get involved in a unique event led by world class artists and a professional production team. This opportunity is free and open to all levels of experience – we just need you to be enthusiastic and committed.
We are looking for a large ensemble of community performers to portray various roles from the common’s history – from 1940s US Airforce sta , women glider factory workers, peace protestors and the police…. and there are opportunities for school age children to take part in the 1930’s Greenham School.
Please contact Laura Boffin on firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Community Performers Summer Rehearsals
New Greenham Arts, Greenham Business Park, 113 Lindenmuth Way, RG19 6HN
101 Outdoor Arts Creation Centre, Greenham Business Park, Unit 101, Communications Rd, RG19 6HN
Saturday 20th May – NGA Studio 2 - 10am-4pm -
Saturday 10th June – 101 Outdoor Centre Empty Unit - 10am – 4pm (entrance by red bus)
Tuesday 27th June - NGA Studio 2 - 7pm-9pm
Tuesday 4th July - NGA Studio 2 – 7pm-9pm
Tuesday 11th July - NGA Studio 3 - 7pm-9pm
Saturday 15th July - NGA Auditorium- 10am-4pm
Sunday 16th July - NGA Auditorium - 10am-4pm
Performer September Rehearsals
Greenham Common –101 Outdoor Arts Creation Centre, Greenham Business Park, Unit 101, Communications Rd, RG19 6HN & on Event Site on Greenham Common
All performers and Choir will have intensive rehearsals from 1st to 7th September with shows in the evening on Friday 8th and Saturday 9th September
Friday 1st September –Evening – 6.30pm to 9pm walk through on Common event site
Saturday 2nd September - Full Day (children will have specific call times tbc) (Choir PM)
Sunday 3rd September - Full Day (children will have specific call times tbc) (Choir PM)
Monday 4th September – Evening (some of cast and possibly choir tbc)
Tuesday 5th September – Evening (some of cast and possibly choir tbc)
Wednesday 6th September - Technical Rehearsal on Greenham Common site
Thursday 7th September - Dress Rehearsal on Greenham Common site
Friday 8th September - 1st Performance on Greenham Common site
Saturday 9th September - 2nd Performance on Greenham Common site
MEDIA AND HERITAGE VOLUNTEERS
We are offering media and heritage training from leading professionals linked with the BBC coverage, and heritage volunteering opportunities. This is open to all adults from 16+ and we will have media trainings sessions in July and early September
Schools and community groups can take part in processions of banners and we can offering half day workshops to make processional images in June/July.
If you are interested in stage management, stewarding technical builds, props and costumes then please get in touch with us to find out more.
We are offering the opportunity to join a mass choir as part of the event. Rehearsals will be led by Newbury Choral Society and Incantata and all singers are welcome to join in.
Please contact Laura Boffin on email@example.com for more information on how you can get involved!