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Performing Places in Bexley

Broadway, Bexleyheath is set to be the focus of some extraordinary happenings when a special project comes to town this summer.

London Borough of Bexley has partnered with The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama to produce the ‘Performing Places’ programme in Bexleyheath. Performing Places uses drama to create an exciting and emotional story aimed at encouraging those that live in or visit a place to see it in its best light and to understand each other better.

Bexleyheath Broadway has been chosen as the location as it is a thriving town centre and a bustling transport hub, especially for young people after school. The project will aim to bring young and old together to experience the Broadway in new ways and to jointly rediscover and celebrate it as a place in the community.

Schools and local community organisations close to the town centre will be able to take part in workshops as part of the project. A big part of the fun will be the opportunity for local people to discover the story as it unfolds in the Broadway, during the last week of June.

The project has been made possible thanks to full funding from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government's (formerly the Department for Communities and Local Government) in 2017. This funding will go towards a series of projects that will benefit local communities. Performing Places is a concept developed by Professor Sally Mackey from The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and has already been delivered successfully in several places including Oldham and Camden.

The project will take place over two years, with the second year of the project likely to act as a sequel and grand finale to the first year’s activities.

Keep an eye on this page for project updates and follow #performingplacesbexley

05 Jun 2018

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