Local school children in pier performance

Pier Promenaders SUS-160607-100527001
Pier Promenaders SUS-160607-100527001

Hastings Pier Charity is presenting an hilarious free comedy show called Fantastic Promenaders! on Sunday July 10.

There will be two performances, one at 12.30pm and one at 2pm, on the central section of the Pier and all are welcome to come along.

The cast of 34 local children from Christchurch C of E primary school have been rehearsing their show for months with great enthusiasm and energy.

The workshops have been led by the talented workshop leaders and performers, Anthony and Ann from St. Leonards based street theatre company ‘Inside Out’ who work in the local area and also abroad.

Anthony and Ann have been working with dedication and commitment on the project for months - going into the school, devising the original new play with the children, making costumes and even driving all the way to Ipswich to collect a Victorian pram to appear in the show!

Ann and Anthony explained how the children had grown in confidence through the drama project. One lad even said “I’ve done it. I’ve overcome my fear”.

Through the project the children have also learnt about the history of Hastings Pier and visited the Pier’s new Memories Room to explore the new digital archive interpretation.

This heart-warming project has been funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, and is brought to people by Hastings Pier Charity’s Learning and Education department.

The performance will be on the central section (north of The Deck) Seating is on the bleachers (steps) of The Deck Feel free to bring a cushion.

Learning and Education Manager Beatrice Rapley said: “Do come and show your support to these brave and talented local children.”

For more information about events on the pier visit www.hastingspier.org.uk.

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