MAKE MASKS, COSTUMES AND THINGS FOR THE PYRE PARADE. WITH KIRSTY THORPE + ROBERT PACITTI.
15 August, 22 August, 29 August, 5 September, 12 September, 19 September, 26 September, 3 October, 10 October, 17 October
In Autumn we will present the Pyre Parade – a large-scale free community event inviting people to share and burn bad news. We will walk through the streets, from the Waterfront to Christchurch Park, wearing masks and burning herbs, before burning bad news inside a large sculpted icon.
In advance, come along to these sessions and make your own costumes and things to use at the Pyre Parade. These sessions are for everyone and no previous experience is required. Materials will be provided but you are welcome to bring your own projects too.
Suitable for anyone with an interest in art + craft, mass participation, masks + effigies, local customs, world traditions, personal power, the use of herbs, or masquerade.
An experiential artist who is proud to be born and bred in Ipswich, with over 10 years of experience in engaging minority and hard to reach groups of people from her local community. As a theatre maker she specialises in creating Multi- Sensory theatre for disabled audiences, telling big, fresh and contemporary stories that connect with all the senses and promote the idea that the arts is for everybody. Stylistically her work strives to be bold, relevant, messy and political, with an ethos to inspire, empower and celebrate difference.