Morecambe through the Ages – Magic Lantern Project
This project was inspired by black and white images of old Morecambe, its history as a thriving seaside resort and ‘magic lanterns’, an early type of image projector that used paintings, prints, or photographs on glass plates, and a light source.
We ran a series of costume, props and choreography workshops on a tour of community centres in Lancaster and Morecambe.
This culminated in a show in The Dome in Morecambe which was a huge space to fill and required stage management, sound, lighting and live music, together with projected images. We finished with a carnival procession on the seafront.
We made costumes, props and choreography for
- Pirates with walk about cardboard ship
- Strongmen and women
- Inflatable suited bathing belles
- A giant Punch and Judy
- Comical clowns with a fire engine routine
- A sunset queen with her dancing sun rays
A diverse project for a diverse group!
Community Learning Network, Lancaster & Morecambe, March – July 07