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  • Latest Films Hot off the Press!

    Mark Helyar

    With many thanks to our colleagues at Somerset Film, we're pleased to launch these four film shorts that capture the spirit of Word/Play over the last two years. Enjoy! Get Over It! Get Over It! was a forum theatre workshop and performance that toured to ten venues across …

  • Two New Word/Play Sessions in Chard!

    Mark Helyar

    We're delighted to run two more Word/Play sessions later this month for members of the Chard WATCH Project. Working with professional spoken word artist Liv Torc, people will be given the chance to build their confidence, develop thier skills and find new ways to communicate in a safe …

  • WordPlay’s Wondrous Changes

    Mark Helyar

    Two large-scale community projects in Burnham & Highbridge and Wellington have brought Word/Play to a powerful end. Or, rather, we should say ‘pause’. Due to the huge success of every phase of Word/Play, we already have several ideas in the pipeline for a new theatre and …

  • Whiteball Tunnel in pictures

    Super Administrator

    The spectacular history of a thousand navvies and our darling spy was brought to life in The Wondrous Tales of Whiteball Tunnel, devised and developed by communities and groups across the Somerset/Devon border in collaboration with Actiontrack Performance Company, Forkbeard Fantasy and Take Art. Here are a few photos …

  • Performance Poetry for Unheard Voices

    Super Administrator

    On Thursday 27 November at the Octagon Theatre in Yeovil, Liv Torc will deliver a practical and inspiring workshop, showing how performance poetry can empower individuals and give them the freedom and encouragement to tell their stories. Using practical examples and insights, we will demonstrate new ideas and workshop techniques for …

  • The Thing Is… at Yarlington wraps up

    Super Administrator

    This autumn, thanks to support from the Yarlington Community Fund, we were able to run an additional series of The Thing Is… workshops, which have now wrapped up. South Somerset District Council and Somerset Skills & Learning also came on board as partners.  As with our previous The …

  • Through the Tunnel - in Pictures

    Super Administrator

    Some of the cast of The Wondrous Tales of the Whiteball Tunnel took an unusual train journey between Tiverton and Taunton the other day. Dressed in costume, and greeted enthusiastically by the station master, they entertained bemused passengers with stories of the tunnel and the show! This is what happened, …

  • Watch ‘The Wondrous Tales of Whiteball Tunnel’ come to life!

    Mark Helyar

    As we approach production week, we're encouraging people to send us images of their involvement in the show via Instagram, using the hashtag #whiteballtunnel. If you click on any of the images below, a pop up box will make it bigger! People are also sending their reflections on …