STEPS AGAINST WAR
10.15 for 10.30 start (approx 2 hours)
This performance will be supported by a BSL interpreter for those with a hearing impairment.
A history walk with puppets discovering untold stories of Bedminster people in the First World War
Otherstory puppetry will be leading a history walk with a difference from M Shed on April 28th. The walk will use the medium of puppetry to tell the untold stories of Bedminster people who resisted the First World War, and who refused to kill.
Otherstory have devised and organised the walk with local people and in collaboration with Remembering the Real World War 1. The walk will start at the Tobacco Factory Cafe Bar and wind its way through Southville, along North Street and part of East Street, ending up at the Steam Crane pub. At points along the way mini puppetry performances and songs will tell stories of the more than 30 Bedminster men who refused to be conscripted into the army in 1916/18, and the network of people who supported them.
The walk is the culmination of a three month collaboration with a group of local people. The group has researched the stories and made puppets and sets, at a series of workshops. (Photos attached) The project has been assisted by the input of Bristol Archives and Bristol Libraries. It is supported by the National Lottery through £4200 from The National Lottery Heritage Fund.
There will be one performance of the walk on Sunday April 28th with limited places. For full details and to book places: https://otherstory.org/datestickets/
Otherstory will also performing their puppet show, Taking a Holiday, at the Southbank Club on the evening of Saturday 27th of April as part of the festival.
Sign up during the festival at the ground floor festival desk – and there are some pre-bookable tickets available at https://otherstory.org/steps-against-war/