A call has been issued for anyone interested in a free theatre, movement and visual art workshop that will involve working with professional directors, playwrights, performers and artists at Grimsby Minster.

To take place on Tuesday, 2nd April 2019, there will be:

  • a community workshop (13yrs+) from 2pm until 4pm, and
  • a young person’s workshop from 6pm until 8pm (11yrs+)

The workshops will be held in Grimsby Minster and are part of the research and development for a new theatre piece about the Saxon Abbess, St Hilda of Whitby (AD 614 to 680). This new theatre show, Hilda & the Northern Powerhouse, will explore contemporary debates through the story of Saxon Hilda, with the final theatre performance to be held on Saturday, 21st September 2019.

This performance, to be held at Grimsby Minster, promises to be an immersive experience that presents an urgent, imaginative re-telling of this compelling piece of history, rooted in the land local to the Humber river.

“It is time to revisit the story of this charismatic Saxon woman,” says Kate Hainsworth, Co-Writer/Creative Producer. “Her influence has so much contemporary resonance. It is a chance to celebrate a local heroine, and involve our communities in her legacy. Those involved in the workshops may be filmed to appear in the final piece.”

A project funded by Arts Council England, those interested in taking part are asked to contact Kate or Camille Hainsworth-Staples via email, Twitter or Facebook.