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Song and poetry performance explores family history


Two Lancashire libraries will both host a professional live theatre and music performance in May.

‘Rove’ will be performed at Freckleton Library on Wednesday 4 May at 6.30pm. It will then be performed at Coppull Library on Friday 6 May at 7pm.

The show uses poetry and folk music to explore family history, who we are and belonging.

The shows have been organised by the rural touring scheme, Spot On, with the support of library staff.

The production is written and performed by nationally-acclaimed poet, producer and spoken-word artist J. Fergus Evans, and includes songs by musician Rhiannon Armstrong.

Lancashire County Council’s head of libraries, museums, culture and registrar’s service, Julie Bell, said: “We’ve been working with Spot On for many years bringing professional music, theatre and dance performances to village halls and libraries across Lancashire.

“By working with Spot On, we are able to promote professional events and encourage new people to enjoy cultural activities near to where they live.

“Rove is really interesting. It untangles the stories that are passed down in most families and are usually believed to be fact, from fiction.

“It takes us through history and questions what it means to belong, through a blend of play, gig, poetry, stand-up, memory and monologue, interwoven with folk songs.”

Spot On and Cheshire Rural Touring Arts were awarded more than £203,000 by Arts Council England over three years to deliver the project across Lancashire and Cheshire. Lancashire received 74% of this funding.

This project builds on 20 years of work by Spot On and Cheshire Rural Touring Arts (CRTA), working across rural areas to host high quality arts events in communities where people live.

It is aimed at areas where the numbers of people enjoying arts and culture are low.

The performance is suitable for anyone aged 12 and over.

Tickets cost £6 for adults and £4 for children and concessions.

For more information about the performances or to book tickets, please call in at the libraries or phone 0300 123 6703.

More information about Spot On is available by contacting Sue Robinson on 01254 660360 or emailing hello@spotonlancashire.co.uk

The full programme is available at: www.spotonlancashire.co.uk


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