From Stephen to Avenham 5pm show
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Two countries, two stories, two parks. Come and be part of this once in every 20 year happening. First join us in Gisburn Forest, Forest of Bowland, for a curious event deep in the woods and hear hidden stories, old and new. Then find us again on a journey in Avenham Park, Preston where all the stories come together. Involving music, storytelling, local heritage, food and some hidden surprises along the way.
Suitable for all ages but do come prepared to take a walk in the woods.
From Stephen to Avenham is the creative vision of Dutch locationtheatre company PeerGroup, supported by Lancashire-based Culturapedia, and is a “Made in Preston” Preston Guild 2012 commission.
Additional Venue Information:
How to find us:
This event is in a remote forest. There is limited public transport to the area, but parking nearby. Please follow signs for Stephen Park, then follow our signs to our event car park, and box office.
On foot or By Bike
Find us at OS Grid Reference: SD745550 on the OL41 Forest of Bowland Ribblesdale map
Follow signs for Stephen Park, then follow our event signs
Slaidburn, Clitheroe, Blackburn, Wigglesworth, and Skipton are the nearest towns or villages.
From Clitheroe: Follow B6478 North
From Settle: A65 south then B6478 west
From Lancaster: Minor road to Abbeystead and Newton south. At Newton B6478 north.
From Slaidburn: Follow B6478 north east to Stephen Moor, turn north on minor road.
Slaidburn is the nearest town or village.
By public transport:
Little Red Bus no 10/11 runs within 1/2 mile of the site (between Clitheroe and Settle where there are train stations). No bus on Sundays
http://getdown.org.uk/bus/bus/b1.shtml for times
For general details of public transport visit http://www.transportdirect.info
If public transport is the only way of getting to our show, please call our information number 07906 009084 and we'll try and help you.
What else can we do? There are pubs and cafes within a mile or so of the venue site, if you want to make a day out of it. You can include a walk, or a bike ride
This show is suitable for all ages, but will involve an approx. 1 mile walk through Gisburn Forest. If you are concerned about the route, please email or call us.
Sorry, no dogs. But it is a good dog walking ares
From Stephen to Avenham is a project two years in the planning. Commissioned by Preston Guild as a “Made in Preston” commission, Dutch locationtheatre company PeerGroup have been exploring Lancashire with the support of Lancashire-based Culturapedia.
Drawing on the history of the Guild when traders came in from distant parts to trade and celebrate, the project links groups from the Hodder Valley and Preston via the Hodder River and River Ribble. Young people will work to create two human scale theatrical maps which will form a performance showing their lives through images, food, music and storytelling. Putting young people’s lives from rural and urban Lancashire firmly on the map.
The Promoter of this event is Culturapedia - Tel: 07906 009084
Click here to learn more about Culturapedia