The body you’re born into and the place you live determines who you are.
There's no way to be a quiet rebel in a village.
Everything you do becomes a statement.
There’s no opportunity to experiment with who you are when you’re amongst closed minds. I don’t live amongst prejudice. People have to be taught to hate. And they don’t hate something that they don’t know exists.
____ is where the heart is a co-production between Creative Electric and Birds of Paradise Theatre Company.
This unique piece of theatre is informed by each of the areas it visits. For its trip to Shetland the project will visit Brae, taking residence in Brae Community Hall, running workshops with local youth groups and visiting North Haven Care Centre.
Participants will be invited to the ‘_____ is where the heart is’ pop up recording studio to record stories and memories of their home - the people who make it special, the local folklore and the moments that have gone down in local history. These stories will then be incorporated into the performance – each community will have a performance that is entirely unique to them. Details of when to pop in to Brae Community Hall to explore the recording installation and chat to the company ahead of the performances will be posted soon.
Participants in youth group and care home workshops receive a free ticket. Please register for your ticket at the end of your workshop.
This event is wheelchair accessible. Please get in touch if you require a BSL interpreter.
created by Heather Marshall
produced by Birds of Paradise and Creative Electric
in association with Argyll Arts Collective and The Touring Network
commissioned as part of the BRAW initiative
Creative Electric are a multi award winning company who create socio-political theatre and live art for people who may not regularly attend arts events.
Birds of Paradise Theatre Company artistic vision is of a culture where disabled artists are recognised for the excellence of their work, celebrated for the stories that they bring to the stage and are a vital part of the artistic landscape of Scotland.
My city and me.
I want change.
A place with real people.
Who stop and smile and say hello.
Who know me.
Really know me.
The event is part of Oot & Aboot, a touring programme of Shetland Arts activities and events.