THE CLEANSING OF CONSTANCE BROWN presented by STAN'S CAFE
@ A E Harris, 1st - 19th March, 18.30 & 20.30 (running time 70min)
(no perfs. Sundays or Mondays)
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Impressed by their taste of A City Adventure the Combined Arts Officers of Arts
Council England commissioned a training day for their professional development
in the Oxfordshire countryside during July 2004.
We heard their plans to meet the night before and eat in a local restaurant and persuaded them to let us start A Country Adventure early, in the altogether more intimate and memorable setting of a replica Iron Age Roundhouse.
We staged the meal and prepared the starters (salads presented as a models of the territory they would walk the next day).
The next day participants returned to the roundhouse to collect their plates and wash them in the Thames. Through the morning they navigated the Little Wittingham Nature Reserve in pairs undertaking creative tasks and drawing up a fictional map of their adventure.
In the afternoon we facilitated discussion by having the participants paint these maps onto the plates they ate off the night before and washed that morning.
Commissioned by Alision Andrews
for Arts Council Combined Arts Officers
Delivered by: Jake Oldershaw & James Yarker