'Hope Streets' is a project in which we worked with the charity Curious Minds (winner of North West Cultural Education Awards 2018): a project engaging young people with arts and heritage.In February 2019 Frog & Bone embarked on a tour of the North West of England, running workshops with youth groups in Padiham, Winsford, Bootle, Carlisle and Bolton. In April 2019 we returned to each site to lead celebratory processions with the projects' participants and the general public. These finished in front of our hand-built ‘pop-up museum’ wagon, which was stationed in a central public part of each location. Frog & Bone then presented shadow puppet performances, taking place out of the top of our wagon, accompanying a contemporary folk story inspired by the heritage of each place and the stories that we had gathered from the young people.Frog & Bone have been commissioned as the launch project for Hope Streets, which is set to last 5 years and aims to dramatically change museum culture in the North West. This will be achieved by placing young people at the heart of decision making to interrogate, agitate and re-present their local heritage in ways that are meaningful to them.
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HOPE STREETS WORKSHOPS
In February 2019 Frog & Bone embarked on a tour of the North West of England, running workshops with youth groups in Padiham, Winsford, Bootle, Carlisle and Bolton in preparation for our project 'Hope Streets', which can be seen above.
FIRE IN THE FENS
‘Fire in the Fens’ was our alternative Bonfire Night event: an evening that saw us perform a shadow puppetry show that recited the stories of folklore in the Fenlans. The narrative culminated in our country-pub set being set ablaze alongside an array of fireworks, immersive three-dimensional puppets, food and music. The project proudly made use of almost entirely salvaged and found materials such as dead trees, pallets and cardboard and had an audience age range from 2 to 86 years old.
TALES OF THE FORESTMay-June 2019Tales of the Forest is a Bristol-based, ecological art project that consists of a series of multi-generational art workshops in May 2019. These will be followed by an art exhibition and folklore event at ‘Create’, Bristol’s environment centre. Frog & Bone will be facilitating art workshops taking place in local care-homes for the elderly: bringing together the residents, primary school children and young people.