February 2010

Climate Change Play - Turning the Tide at Blaxhall Village Hall, March 27 at 2.30 pm.

Turning the Tide by Open Space Theatre Company

This new play has been created by Woodbridge writer Peppy Barlow in collaboration with Open Space Theatre and will be performed at Blaxhall Village Hall on Saturday 27 March at 2.30pm.

The idea behind the project is to use drama as a novel means of communication in trying to encourage action over carbon reduction. Many people seem to feel “burned” out” following the first wave of enthusiasm and following doom and gloom climate change stories in the media, and the play is designed to re-stimulate interest through entertainment.

It lasts 30 minutes and is followed by an audience discussion led by the actors.

The play sets out to hold a mirror up to what is happening in our society, without being preachy. It does this in a way which we feel is entertaining so we hope people will enjoy themselves as well as being re-energised.

Performances are scheduled throughout Suffolk in the period up to April 11. Open Space Theatre Company was formed in the autumn of 2008 to present classical and contemporary drama as well as issue-based play. Turning the Tide is the first in the latter category. Other productions so far include Ghosts, by Henrik Ibsen, and Private Lives, by Noel Coward. It will be presenting 84 Charing Cross Road, by James Roose-Evans, at six venues in Suffolk between February 26 and March 13.

For further information about Open Space Theatre Company log on to www.openspacetheatre.org.uk or telephone 01379 855101 (admission will be free)

Blaxhall Parish Council Meeting

The next meeting of Blaxhall Parish Council is wednesday 3rd March 2010 at 7.30pm in the Parish Room.See Village Notice Boards at Mill Common and Stone Common for Agenda.