Unlock Earth

  • Date: Sun 28th Jan 2024
  • Time: 7:30 pm
  • Location: Bergh Apton Church, Bergh Apton, NR15 1BX
  • Contact: Peter Lyle: [email protected], 07765,764963

A new production from Bergh Apton Arts. Taking place over two weekends – 27-28 January and 3-4 February.

An evening of stories, music, magic and light. Stories told by Hugh Lupton and others. Choir led by Clare Pastorius.

Centuries slip by in the wink of an eye when Hugh Lupton with his friends, the Onlie Begetters, Wordsmiths, Readers, Singers, Rude Mechanicals, Gate Keepers, Lantern Painters, Maker of Masks, Dragon Dreamers, Grass Dolly Weavers and Portrait Painters lift you out of the everyday and into some magic.

The past is fragile as bones grown brittle with age, as faint as a glimpsed ghost. We live in islands of secret and sacred ways, islands where giants raised their barrows and standing stones. The earth and the rivers embrace thumbed shards of pottery, a sword its jewelled hilt clasped closely by roots, a bunch of keys, a velvet cap, a clay pipe, a handful of coins. Scratch your name on the land’s face but below and below is a lost alphabet and lost words. A land with tales to tell and songs to sing, a land of mysteries and riddles.

In writing workshops with Hugh Lupton we unlocked our word hoards then rifled through, juggled with words and phrases to bring you stories. Hugh foraged through our writings and has produced six stories of Bergh Apton from the invasion of the Romans, to Saxon celebration of harvest, to Non, Neb and Luck who keep watch over the door of the church, to those sailing away to the New World, to a blacksmith setting off to his new world and Hannah who wins £1,000 on the Lottery! Connecting them all are woodpecker feathers and a flint tool curved like a young moon.

Listen and watch my people for who knows what dreams and tales will come.

For more: https://www.berghaptonarts.org/unlock-unearth