Macclesfield Potato Riot Actors’ Workshops, dates for March and April

Did you see us at the Treacle Market? maybe you joined in and helped throw “potatoes” around.  although casting is going well, we still need a few more actors for named roles such as shop keepers/stall holders, militia, potboys(and girls), landlady/lord of the coaching Inn etc. and we also need at least 70 extras willing to dress up in 1812 attire and be urchins, families and individuals out doing their marketing, out of town rioters and onlookers.

We need actors to come along to a rehearsal ASAP  and extras to let John ( sambajohn1@ yahoo.com )or Sam know they are coming and then come to a couple of the rehearsal/ workshops later on.

Here are the dates for the Potato Riot Actor’s workshops/Rehearsals

Tuesday Feb 28th,

Wednesday March 8th

Tuesday March14th

Wednesday March 22nd

Tuesday March 28th,

Wednesday April 5th.

All 7:00pm to 10pm

All at ArtSpace unless notified otherwise.

Dress Rehearsal April 9th, probably most of the day.

 

There are  lots of different characters, some speaking and some not, so there should be something for everyone. Sam Medway will be leading the sessions and helping to get people into the right role for them.

Do invite friends and family to get involved too as we still need lots more community actors and extras.

Oh and don’t forget its Potato Riot Tuesdays every Tuesday between 12:00noon and 9:00pm at Artspace where we are making props, building sets and sorting out all of the events management stuff. The kettle is always on!

A bit of background information:
On April 13th 1812 there was a riot in Macclesfield.  You can read about the original riot on the Luddite bicentenary website,  13th April 1812 Macclesfield Potato Riot
On April 13th 2017  Macclesfield Community Artspace is staging a re-enactment which will be a free street theatre event
of the riot followed by a ticketed public feast in the Market Square with the fabulous Sheelanagig performing on stage.
Visit the dedicated Macclesfield Potato Riot Website to find out more.
The plan is in place and the band is booked. We are now holding a series of open meetings to raise awareness of the event and to recruit the hands that we need to make it all happen. Whether you are up for being Stage Manager, helping to set up the feast, building props, being an actor in the re-enactment or any of the hundreds of roles that will help to make this one of the towns premier events we’d love to have you on board. Why not come along to one of the open meetings just to find out what’s going on.

The next open meeting is at Artspace on Tuesday 7th Febuary 7:00pm – 8:30. There’s lots to catch up on and lots to plan so hope to see you all there. Feel free to invite anyone along. We’ll be starting to sign people unto community actor roles for the street theatre as well as sorting out all sorts of other behind the scenes jobs.

Don’t forget tickets for the Feast are now on sale on the website.

Macclesfield Community Artspace, 2nd floor, Heapy St, Macc SK11 7JB.
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Hearty Arty Open Meeting: Thursday 2nd March 3pm at ArtSpace

ARTSPACE’S HEARTY ARTY PROJECT

OPEN MEETING: THURSDAY, 2ND MARCH 2017 – 3p.m. at ArtSpace

Find out more * Contribute ideas * Have a go!

This is about doing more physical exercise and feeling happier!

It is for anyone who wants to feel mentally and physically fitter and likes art.

It is NOT for experts in anything!

Walking         Eating                        Arting             Exercising    

Talking          Stretching     Feeling

Future events and activities will run throughout the week but will mainly be on:

THURSDAYS  3 – 6p.m.
SATURDAYS 10a.m. – 1p.m.

Come and be part of it!

 

 

A bit more about the project

We’re  really pleased to announce a new initiative at ArtSpace, Hearty Arty. Please see the details below and let us know if you’d like to get involved in any way:

Hearty Arty is Artspace’s latest project to support people’s well-being. It uses art to encourage physical and mental fitness and explores the connection between them all. Activities will be a combination of art and fitness – but the fitness aspect will be very gentle and mainly walking – with a bit of good food included. It will include regular walks with an artistic theme and explore different types of artistic expression based at Artspace.

Expertly led gentle fitness support and exploratory art sessions, samples of food and guided local walks will be available and a counsellor will be on hand for general and specific support.Everyone is welcome to join and we especially welcome anyone with vulnerable mental health or prone to loneliness or anxiety.

We also need people who can offer support on the walks, in the art sessions or in producing and advising on good food. If you have an empathetic ear, relevant practical skills or are just happy to muck in wherever necessary please let us know by emailing us MaccCommArtSpace@mail.com or leave a message on our answerphone 01625 440694

The project will run throughout the week but most events will happen on Thursdays and some Saturdays starting in March 2017
Look forward to seeing you Hearty Artists!

Macclesfield Potato Riot Actors’ Workshop: Wednesday 22nd February 7pm @ Macclesfield Masonic Hall

Hi all, we are holding our next riot actors workshop on Wednesday 22 February 7pm at:

Oakleigh House Macclesfield Masonic Hall

1 Riseley StreetMacclesfieldSK10 1BW

All welcome but please note that Sam will repeat much of the workshop held on 11th February for folks who couldn’t make that one.  It would be helpful to have an idea of numbers so please send John a quick Yes I’m coming or No I’m not to sambajohn1@yahoo.com.

There is a bar so drinks afterwards for those who fancy a bit of social.

We’ll be getting into the swing of things with some warm ups, going over the story and starting to sort out who is going to take on which role.

There’s lots of different characters, some speaking and some not, so there should be something for everyone. Sam Medway will be leading the session and helping to get people into the right role for them.

Do invite friends and family to get involved too as we still need lots more community actors.

Oh and don’t forget its Potato Riot Tuesdays every Tuesday between 12:00noon and 9:00pm at Artspace where we are making props, building sets and sorting out all of the events management stuff. The kettle is always on!

A bit of background information:
On April 13th 1812 there was a riot in Macclesfield.  You can read about the original riot on the Luddite bicentenary website,  13th April 1812 Macclesfield Potato Riot
On April 13th 2017  Macclesfield Community Artspace is staging a re-enactment which will be a free street theatre event
of the riot followed by a ticketed public feast in the Market Square with the fabulous Sheelanagig performing on stage.
Visit the dedicated Macclesfield Potato Riot Website to find out more.
The plan is in place and the band is booked. We are now holding a series of open meetings to raise awareness of the event and to recruit the hands that we need to make it all happen. Whether you are up for being Stage Manager, helping to set up the feast, building props, being an actor in the re-enactment or any of the hundreds of roles that will help to make this one of the towns premier events we’d love to have you on board. Why not come along to one of the open meetings just to find out what’s going on.

The next open meeting is at Artspace on Tuesday 7th Febuary 7:00pm – 8:30. There’s lots to catch up on and lots to plan so hope to see you all there. Feel free to invite anyone along. We’ll be starting to sign people unto community actor roles for the street theatre as well as sorting out all sorts of other behind the scenes jobs.

Don’t forget tickets for the Feast are now on sale on the website.

Macclesfield Community Artspace, 2nd floor, Heapy St, Macc SK11 7JB.

Macclesfield Potato Riot Actors’ Workshop: Saturday 11th February 10:30am @ Macclesfield Library

To the people of Macclesfield: You are hereby invited to Macclesfield Library at 10.30am on 11th Feb to have a hands-on taster of what being a Macclesfield Potato Rioter is all about. Never performed before? Never fear! Nervous about ‘acting’ in front of an audience? Not a problem! Have no idea what it’s all about? Perfect! Come along! All ages and experiences are welcome, it’ll be unlike anything you’ve done before! 10.30am 11th Feb Macclesfield Library, come one, come all!

we need lots of different characters, some speaking and some not, so there should be something for everyone. Sam Medway will be leading the session and helping to get people into the right role for them.

Do invite friends and family to get involved too as we still need lots more community actors.

If you are interested in joining in but can’t make it on Saturday, please will you can drop John an email (sambajohn1@yahoo.com) so we can keep you informed.

Oh and don’t forget its Potato Riot Tuesday every Tuesday between 12:00noon and 9:00pm at Artspace where we are making props, building sets and sorting out all of the events management stuff. The kettle is always on!

A bit of background information:
On April 13th 1812 there was a riot in Macclesfield.  You can read about the original riot on the Luddite bicentenary website,  13th April 1812 Macclesfield Potato Riot
On April 13th 2017  Macclesfield Community Artspace is staging a re-enactment which will be a free street theatre event
of the riot followed by a ticketed public feast in the Market Square with the fabulous Sheelanagig performing on stage.
Visit the dedicated Macclesfield Potato Riot Website to find out more.
The plan is in place and the band is booked. We are now holding a series of open meetings to raise awareness of the event and to recruit the hands that we need to make it all happen. Whether you are up for being Stage Manager, helping to set up the feast, building props, being an actor in the re-enactment or any of the hundreds of roles that will help to make this one of the towns premier events we’d love to have you on board. Why not come along to one of the open meetings just to find out what’s going on.

The next open meeting is at Artspace on Tuesday 7th Febuary 7:00pm – 8:30. There’s lots to catch up on and lots to plan so hope to see you all there. Feel free to invite anyone along. We’ll be starting to sign people unto community actor roles for the street theatre as well as sorting out all sorts of other behind the scenes jobs.

Don’t forget tickets for the Feast are now on sale on the website.

Macclesfield Community Artspace, 2nd floor, Heapy St, Macc SK11 7JB.