Oh Gawd, is it half-term already! That means all my quiet places will be packed out with children. Great!
WALK THE PLANK
* Floating arts organisation presents dramatic guided walk
* Half term fun for all ages
STATUES are the inspiration for a new event by Walk The Plank arts organisation.
Based on the UK’s only touring theatre ship, the company has stopped off in Liverpool’s Albert Dock to lead a walk with unusual theatrical happenings called Beauty and the Beast, using the gargoyles and monuments of the city.
They event will take place this half term on Wednesday 26th October at 6pm and 8pm, having teamed up with students from Liverpool Community College to deliver the exciting project. Even Carmen Miranda will make a
Artists Eilidh Bryan and Rowan Watts have also been commissioned to work alongside students from the college to create two large lantern sculptures, one for Beauty and the other The Beast, which will make their first appearance on this guided walk.
The original idea for the project came from an article, Capital of Sculpture, and it forms part of the Around the City in 80 Days programme, funded by the Liverpool Culture Company and Urban Cultural Programme, working together for European Capital of Culture 2008.
The Beauty and the Beast walk has been created by Green Badge guides Sandy MacMillan and Marie Rolfe especially for the occasion, with help from theatrical devisor Tony Cairns.
The walk costs £1.00 and 50p for concessions and begins at the ship, moored in Albert Dock. Tickets are available in advance from Walk the Plank on 0161 736 8964. Please wear appropriate clothing for the weather
Also, on the 26th October the ship’s crew welcomes visitors on board this unique venue for a special half term open day from 12pm-3pm. During the day people will have the opportunity to take a tour of the ship and see
what Walk the Plank has to offer to its commercial clients.
For more information on Walk the Plank, please visit www.walktheplank.co.uk