Drop The Story Festival

Drop The Story Festival

Thursday 17 October 2019 - Saturday 19 October 2019
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Ashburton Arts Centre

Performances, shows, and events

Solo autobiographical theatre alters the angle from which people see their life story, and enables them to change the meaning of this story so that it propels them towards fulfilling their potential.

The idea is: solo performances by members of our community, sharing their story, their challenges and their triumphs. It takes a journey and a great courage to get to that place.
The experience is moving, inspiring and intimate.

This year we have ancestral, political, provocative, entertaining and touching shows to share with you. Every festival is unique, made of individual stories and YOU. It’s an initiatory experience for those who are making the pieces. Your presence makes for a completion of that experience and for the receiving of a gift that was crafted with love.
Join us for a feast of our humanity!

The Line-up is: (doors & bar open half an hour before each show)
Thursday 7:30
Kate Hubert
Amanda Player

Friday 7:30
Emily Faircloth
Mark Bedford

Saturday 7:30
Claire Jones
Holly Tiffen
Suzy Williamson

Sunday 2pm
Amanda Belamy
Mo Cohen

Detailed Programme:

Tickets £10 or £8 or £5 – you choose, pay what you can.
Buy online:  wegottickets.com/dropthestory2019 or on the door.

Agata writes:
“We carry so many stories inside and when they are told they get freed up and we get the medicine. It is often in challenging situations, when we might have felt victimized, that we developed our precious gifts and strengths.

“By looking at our lives as a piece of art, we bring reverence to it and find the patterns that are specific to us. As we find those patterns and become the heroine’s/hero’s in our story, we find why we are here.

“Is there value in telling your story? We hear “drop the story, be in the moment!” That is a great direction if we have actually integrated and digested the story. The paradox is, I have discovered, that we need to recall it and feel it from a place of presence to really let it go. Then the past becomes a resource for this moment, as energy available in your body.”