town squared: leighton-linslade

21 Apr 2022

Announcing Barrel Organ's brand new civic participation programme, Town Squared.


On Tuesday, we shared details of our inaugural Town Squared community theatre project in Leighton-Linslade, Central Bedfordshire. From May, Barrel Organ’s brand-new civic participation project will collaborate with the people of Leighton-Linslade and the surrounding areas to find new, collaborative ways of telling stories theatrically and building community.


After a series of weekly open-access workshops with brilliant artists and theatre-makers, those involved will work together to write, direct, design and perform in their own short plays, to be presented for anyone who wants to join in the fun. The workshops are for all ages and access arrangements will be put in place where required.


Workshops will take place weekly on Monday evenings at the Pages Park Pavilion 7.45pm-9.30pm and are 100% free, with bursary places available for those who need to cover expenses. Those who want to get involved are encouraged to drop in, with no expectation of commitment.


Interested? We want to hear from you! Info here: https://docs.google.com/forms/u/1/d/1H52q4h62n_ntND1J0eg1fxXkQpbDeQJQ_baGdnz5Bxg/edit


Associate Director Dan Hutton has more to say on Town Squared in the Leighton Buzzard Observer here: https://www.leightonbuzzardonline.co.uk/news/people/theatre-workshops-coming-to-leighton-buzzard-could-your-life-experiences-inspire-a-play-3658608


The project was also featured in May's edition of the Bee Local magazine:


Barrel Organ would like to thank Leighton-Linslade Town Council, TACTIC, Groundwork Vandyke Youth Club, Bedfordshire Rural Communities Charity, Totally Locally Leighton Buzzard, LB First, Bee Local and Leighton-Linslade Arts Forum for their support of the project to date.