Today, the 3rd November, we were visited by Rob from the Okehampton Rotary Club. Rob came to present us with a cheque that helped us to create a procession in this year’s Okehampton Carnival, as well as to put on an evening of film on at Okehampton Cinema.
The cheque was used to bring our commissioned project and performance at Arnos Vale Cemetery in Bristol, ‘Morpheus’, to Okehampton. The performance was based around the Greek God of Sleep, Morpheus, and included different musical pieces and installation art.
‘The Carriageway Piece’ which was influenced by the carriageway at Arnos Vale, which was used by horse and cart to transport the deceased to their final resting place. We created a horse’s head to represent this and to lead the performance.
We developed a smaller version of the performance, and used the horses head on Hannah’s mobility scooter to lead us around the Carnival. A major theme of the performance were butterflies, inspired by a fence at the top of Arnos Vale that was completely covered in them. We represented this in the carnival by creating giant butterfly lanterns, as well as creating butterfly costumes.
The initial performance was filmed so that everyone can view the performance; this film was premièred at Okehampton Cinema. We also screened some of our most recent films created in other sessions, such as one of our Jam Buddies music videos and the filming of Party in the Park. We also displayed an exhibition in the cinema of our Morpheus performance.
It was lovely to have Rob come and visit us and have a look at what we do and to find out more about the Project. A big thank you to Rob and the Rotary club for all of their support.
Written by Jake Hooper and Rebecca Nicholls, Published by Dom Palfreman