‘Source’ was a collection of new and old stories – both personal and mythical, ‘distillations’ on the theme of water through traditional storytelling and poetry (written by children from St. John’s CE Primary School, Wimborne in workshops with us), and songs composed by Peter Aston, and through soundscapes designed by sound artists, Adrian Newton, Rob Hart and Dan Horitz, who as children took part in early productions of Wimborne Community Theatre.
About the production
The two performances of ‘Source’ were performed as part of the Sting in the Tale Storytelling Festival and Dorset Architectural Heritage Week programmes.
Source was a pilot production in preparation for the larger project undertaken during 2011.
Tracey Cooper, Arts Development Officer at East Dorset District Council said, ‘The show was fantastic, I really enjoyed it.’
Roger Harrington, Managing Director of Bournemouth and West Hampshire Water said, ‘We are very pleased to be supporting Wimborne Community Theatre in their forthcoming shows using our Pump House at Wimborne. The Pump House has served the local community for almost a century but probably never as a backdrop to a production such as this!’
The following items from ‘Source’ at Wimborne’s Pump House, have been stored in our materials archive. Click here to view.
- Scripts and Stories from Source
- Source poems
- Songs – Lyrics for Look at the Fish; To the End of the Age chant; Water is of itself Nothing based on the words of Leonardo da Vinci; Music and lyrics for a traditional Ghanayan song Kjiame
- Research notes on Wimborne’s rivers and the waterworks
- Developing Responses to the Themes and the Site – Myths and Legends; Exploring the Pump House; Water: Journeys, Uses and Metaphors
- Photos of the production