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Dancer to record stories for 900 event

Chloe Smith is collecting 900 stories of Berwick for the Berwick900 event

Chloe Smith is collecting 900 stories of Berwick for the Berwick900 event

Dance and performance artist Chloë Smith is collecting 900 stories and memories of Berwick to mark the Berwick 900 celebrations next year.

Chloë hopes to publish the stories in a book and also form a digital archive to map the town. She also hopes to choreograph a new site-specific performance throughout the town as part of the celebrations.

“This is my most ambitious project to date and I want to collect a diverse range of stories from people of all ages to truly reflect the town in its 900th year,” she said.

Those with interesting stories to tell can meet with Chloë at Berwick Gymnasium Gallery on Friday, March 21 between 12-2pm, when she will be resident on the Grandstand stage, created by Berwick Visual Arts artist-in-residence Stephanie Misa, or email stories to Chloë at 900memories@gmail.com

Originally from Berwick, Chloë studied Choreography with Visual Art Practices at Dartington College of Arts/Falmouth University where she gained a First Class BA (Hons).

She has recently moved back to Berwick to work on her project for Berwick 900 in 2015 and to choreograph the new musical ‘Sam & Isla Forever’ premiering at The Maltings this summer. 

 

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