09 Jul Borough Bash! Shining a light on the people of Wellingborough!
Warts and All Theatre and Made With Many have joined forces to empower young people in Wellingborough to create an incredible programme of events celebrating the town and its communities.
Borough Bash has been created by young people aged 12-25 from the area and consists of a magazine, podcast, interactive theatre and picnic made with, by and for the residents of Wellingborough.
Christopher Elmer-Gorry, Warts and All Theatre CEO said:
“The Wellingborough Young Producers have worked really hard over the last year, they’ve been presented with immense challenges through COVID-19 and I’m really excited that they will be able to finally present a whole programme of in person and at home experiences. We can’t wait!”
Programme Director at Made With Many, Helen Wilmott added:
“We’re really excited to be back in the community delivering new cultural activities with local people. Borough Bash promises to be a fun, creative and safe opportunity to get back to bringing communities together and celebrate the creativity of young people in Wellingborough”.
A free magazine –The Wellow Pages- gives members of the diverse communities that live in the town, the opportunity to tell THEIR stories. Designed by young people with letters and stories sent in by the public, the magazine aims to encourage everyone to embrace their town and neighbours by capturing the stories that might not have been told before.
Members of the public can grab their copy of magazine for FREE mid July 2021.
From places that serve the communities in the area including WACA, Hindu Madir, Highfield community centre, Hope Church and Wellingborough Library and Museum.
Wailingborough: A Local Ghost Story Podcast explores the spookier side of Wellingborough! Guided by hosts Ross and Kirsten listeners delve into the murky pasts of the towns haunted places.
See Wellingborough in a completely different light when you hear the stories of ghostly happenings told by young people who live there.
Participant Ross Da Costa said
“Diving into the history of the town I’ve grown up in with the intention of creating ghost stories and having conversations around these stories was fascinating to me. I love a good ghost story and discovering those that have happened so close to home definitely satisfied my interests!”
Out of Office is theatre but through your phone. In the role of an undercover private investigator, participants are tasked with getting to the bottom of what’s going on at Rose and Spencer Associates via role play through your phone and inbox.
You’ll need to have your wits about you in this new interactive experience that the people with a Wellingborough postcode can access for free!
Borough Bash will culminate in 3 days of FREE, super hero themed celebrations on the Sunday 18th, Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th July at 3 schools in the area.
Wellingborough residents will receive invites through their doors to an event that is part picnic, part arts and culture extravaganza organised by the young people who take part in Young Producers at Warts and All Theatre.
This promises to be an exciting opportunity for communities to get together after months of isolation in a fun and safe way!
Invites are being delivered to schools, community venues and through resident’s doors from the beginning of July so keep a look out for yours or book your space here: https://www.wartsandalltheatre.co.uk/borough-bash