Out Of The Mouth Of The Parrett

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Join us on a voyage of discovery that will reveal all that is special about life in the unique landscape surrounding the River Parrett in Somerset.

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The venture is a collaboration between Somerset Libraries and the “inspirational” Theatre Mélange which has a national reputation for producing innovative public events for particular places or to tour the UK and abroad www.theatremelange.com

Working closely with local communities from the mouth of the River and into the rural heart of the county, Theatre Mélange will create a vibrant portrait of this unique location as seen through the eyes of the people who live and work there.

The voyage is just about to begin and we invite you to join us along the way.

  • What do you think is special about working or living near the River Parrett?
  • Have you a memory, thought or picture to share?

Come and tell us your stories so we can add them to the postcards from the Parrett wall in the libraries of Bridgwater, Langport, Martock and South Petherton from 9th May.

These activities will be the first of many through the coming months that will include the use of digital media to capture people’s real-life stories interwoven with the distinctive sights and sounds of life in this extraordinary landscape.

Join us on the Theatre Melange Facebook page, using #parrettsmouth and @MelangeECHO, or @SomersetLibraries on Twitter.

In March 2017, Out of the Mouth of the Parrett will culminate in a multi-media production that will transform Bridgwater Library using light, sound and film to tell the story of life around the River Parrett past, present and future.

The project will also create a dedicated online digital channel as a lasting testimony to celebrate people from different walks of life in this remarkable part of the world.

The project is a partnership between SCC Library Service, Theatre Mélange, South Somerset District Council, Sedgemoor District Council, South West Heritage Trust and is supported with financial investment from Arts Council England, the National Lottery; Somerset County Council and South Somerset DC.