Greenway Imagined – reliving life at Greenway 100 years ago

Daisi’s Heritage lottery funded project Greenway Imagined has involved young people from Splash Holiday Club (a club for severely disabled young people in Buckfastleigh), pupils from Galmpton Primary School and members of Doorstep Arts young people’s theatre group in Paignton.The three groups have researched and explored the Greenway estate – the house and gardens- and imagined what life was like there 100 years ago. They have creatively expressed their responses.  Artists working through dance, music, theatre, creative writing and visual art have supported the process.  The three short films give a flavour of  the  fun and learning that has gone on throughout this project.

The videos can be viewed here

Annie and Roger Kirk from the Helen Foundation visited the launch event on December 9th at Greenway’s 1950’s pop up cinema:  “It was most impressive – the different elements developed by each organisation involved blending to produce thought-provoking and creative responses to Greenway during WW1. It showed the power of collaborative projects in broadening ideas and giving scope to a wide range of arts-based activities”.

Daisi’s earlier commemorative young people’s project: Remembering the First World War  took place in Dawlish and Teignmouth, Barnstaple, Tiverton and Moretonhampstead.  The results of their hard work can be seen here:

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