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The Lent Lily

New song added to the A Shropshire lad playlist: The Lent Lily. Amazingly composed in 15 minutes of a lunch break by Niall Ashdown and Katie Birtill! For the full playlist click “Songs” on the menu bar.

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Jen’s Daruma Doll

I was given this about a year before our workshop of “A Shropshire Lad”, as a good luck token upon which to place a wish. The wish I placed was that I might have the perfect opportunity to develop the … Continue reading

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Personal Connections

One of the central aims of A Shropshire Lad is to enable the participating communities to share their stories, filling the space with their own histories and reminiscences that will be informed and  influenced by the ideas and actions put forward by the show. … Continue reading

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Responding with a knife

Our second ‘Creative Responder’, Aime Taylor, joined us on the Thursday and brought her amazing skills with a craft knife to produce these exquisite paper-cut silhouettes.

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An introduction to a theatrical Scent Witch

On the second Wednesday we were joined in the rehearsal room by Sabine Cornic who came to us as a ‘Creative Responder’. Sabine’s chosen medium was scent and she brought with her an olfactory apothecary curated in response to her impressions of … Continue reading

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Photo overload

Over the two weeks I took over 5000 photos but fortunately for you (and even more fortunately for me) Jenifer Toksvig took the time to whittle them down to less than a quarter of that and shared them on her flickr site. … Continue reading

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Welcome to the online Archive for the March 2015 R&D for A Shropshire Lad

Hello, my name is Ben Norton Davies and I am the Archivist and Documentarian for the research and development period of “A Shropshire Lad” a new musical by Niall Ashdown based on the poems of A E Housman. The R&D … Continue reading

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