Playland – your group’s stories in Brighton Festival

The Playland Project is looking for community groups to help create a new art work exploring place and identity, to be performed in Brighton Festival this May.

The project takes inspiration from a new film commission by international artist Jivko Darakchiev. Your group/service users would work with Brighton based writer and poet Evlynn Sharp to create monologues, short stories or memoirs which would be produced as text or sound pieces which would be shown alongside Jivko’s film in Brighton during this year’s Brighton Festival. The nature of the project would be developed with the direct involvement of your service users.

So far the film has been shown alongside works by different groups of people in Folkestone (with local people from the Harbour district of the town), Margate (with older people experiencing change to the town centre through re-development), St Leonards (with people from the refugee community) and Worthing (with young adults who attend a West Sussex Day Centre).

Playland would require no financial contribution from yourselves. The project is funded by Arts Council England and The Big Lottery.

If you are interested or want to find out more, contact James Shea – email [email protected]