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A short film with poetry and music, reflecting on the period of isolation caused by the global pandemic of 2020. This short piece is part of a culmination of weekly creative workshops by our teenagers. It was created, performed and filmed by the young people themselves.
Artistic Team: Joe Mann, Mike Beigel, Julie Elston and Matt Baker
Supported by Friends of Theatre in the Quarter
Community singers and musicians who would have taken part in Chester City Passion on Good Friday this year were delighted to come together 'virtually' and create an online film.
Members of Jigsaw Music Theatre have had great fun writing and filming a brand new song. Lockdown 2020 has prevented the young people from developing their new original piece of theatre which was to take place in June this year. Also, like all other children, our members have not been able to meet each other or their friends. Instead, they have had to find creative and exciting things to do at home.
A film involving 700 Chester schoolchildren and refugees living in the north west has won a Bronze Award in the final of the Charity Film Awards 2020.
Walk My Journey was created by registered Chester charity Theatre in the Quarter in collaboration with Jo McLeish of The Media Room and Andy Davies of The Video Company.
This year the Charity Film Awards 2020 was a virtual event.
From Chester to Stratford Upon Avon, Theatre in the Quarter takes its ground- breaking work to the Royal Shakespeare Company this June.
The Royal Shakespeare Company has screened city company Theatre in the Quarter's Walk My Journey documentary which will be broadcast across every evening of Refugees Week this month. The groundbreaking short film will be seen by thousands of people between 17th- 23rd June, who visit The Other Place venue in Stratford.
700 children from across Chester and Cheshire bring specially made lanterns to the gardens of Chester Cathedral where the screening took place (Image: Mark Carline)
More than 2,000 people gathered outside the Cathedral to watch the premiere of Walk My Journey on a momentous evening which saw Chester being honoured with the title of City of Sanctuary.
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