The Fancy, 27th April 2013
Featured archive, Project Pigeon, presents The Fancy, a play in three parts written by Mandy Ross. The Fancy is based on material in the Birmingham Pigeon Archive and explores the lives, relationships and experiences of pigeon fanciers. The play is set at Project Pigeon’s pigeon loft, transporting the audience physically and enabling pigeons to be part of the play (and it is possibly the first ever play set at a pigeon loft!). The Fancy is directed by Kim Charnock from RoguePlay Theatre.
Project Pigeon’s site will be open throughout the day. The Birmingham Pigeon Archive, comprising of oral history interviews, videos, photographs and documents will be viewable in one of the sheds. Mandy Ross will be running a drop in writing workshop (open to writers and non-writers). And, Pigeon Talk: Tales from The Fancy, a book which brings together some of the research, documents and photographs from The Birmingham Pigeon Archive project, will be launched.
Project Pigeon’s site will be open between 12 - 8pm
Birmingham Pigeon Archive material viewable between 12 - 5pm
Writing Workshop, 2 - 4pm
Book Launch, Pigeon Talk: Tales from The Fancy, 5 - 6pm
Performance of The Fancy, 6.30 - 7.30pm. Directed by RoguePlay. £5 on door or bookable at www.project-pigeon.co.uk
Project Pigeon’s Address: Land by 9-12 Floodgate Street, Digbeth, Birmingham, B5 5ST
The Birmingham Pigeon Archive project and related activities have been supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, Arts Council England and the Co-op Community Fund
For further information please contact Alexandra Lockett, Project Pigeon, on: 07967637017, email: email@example.com