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tracing paths

a performance

Saturday November 25th 2017

7.00pm-8.00pm followed by refreshments

Rawtenstall Unitarian Church, Bank Street, Rawtenstall, Lancashire BB4 7QW

Celebrating the re-opening of Rawtenstall Unitarian Church and Unity Centre.

This is a free-to-attend event but donations are welcome.

Creative Directors: Jackie McTaggart, Grainne Gordon

Tracing Paths is an exciting new production from the Unturned Stones project exploring innovative ways of performing.
It is an invitation to experience a sensory connection through the beauty of voice, word, sound, colour and movement.
This new collaboration performed for the first time at the Greater Manchester Fringe Festival 2017.
An exhibition of the first series of images from the Unturned Stones project will accompany the performance.

Performers:

Tracing Paths has been made possible by this talented group of women:

Janet Wolstenholme: Composer, Keyboard, Drum
Angela Cooper: Voice and Tibetan Bowls
Grainne Gordon: Voice
Wendy Scott-Kay: Dance

Songs
“Lay Your Burden Down” by Janet Wolstenholme
“Sunshine” by Grainne Gordon
“Home” by Angela Cooper

This performance has come from a dynamic, evolving and collaborative process with contributions from all the performers.  We are very grateful for their creativity and patience working with an ever-changing project.

Responses from the Greater Manchester Fringe Festival Performances:

“Last night was amazing! So healing to see such a soulful powerful performance with such integrity.  Total soul food!”

“My friend and I watched, heard and experienced your performance ‘Tracing Paths’ this afternoon and we wanted to share with you that it was fantastic.  The energy from each of the performers was strong and the music very emotional.”

“An inspiring and extremely moving performance.   The tempo of music, lyrics of the songs as well as the voices of the singers and the grace of the dancers, all just so beautiful.  Wish I could absorb it all over again.”

Click here for a review of Tracing Paths by Reverend Cody Coyne from Cross Street Unitarian Chapel.


unturned stones

an exhibition

1 July – 31 July 2017

Cross Street Unitarian Chapel, Cross Street, Manchester M2 1NL

Artist: Caroline Howitt
Poet: Angelika Sivyer

The Unturned Stones exhibition is a synthesis of image and poetry that explores the cyclical patterns in nature and their relationship to our experience.

Part of the Greater Manchester Fringe Festival 2017.


tracing paths

a performance

Friday 7 July – Sunday 9 July 2017

Cross Street Unitarian Chapel, Cross Street, Manchester M2 1NL

This new work had its first five performances during the Greater Manchester Fringe Festival.

Creative Directors: Jackie McTaggart, Grainne Gordon

Performers:

Janet Wolstenholme: Composer, Piano, Harp, Drums
Anjali Chatterjee: Dance and Voice
Angela Cooper: Voice and Percussion
Grainne Gordon: Voice
Wendy Scott-Kay: Dance


Unturned Stones

The first series of images, Unturned Stones

The Elk, Beech Road, Chorlton, M21 9EG

June 2016 – November 2017

Images from this series can be viewed in Gallery 1

They are available for purchase from the Shop.


Everything is Connected

The second series of images and haiku, Everything is Connected

The Barbecue, Wilbraham Road, Chorlton, M21 9HS

November 2016 – March 2017

Series 2 are not currently available for purchase but you can see them here.


Unturned Stones at Chorlton Arts Festival

Unturned Stones exhibited the first series of images and haiku at Chorlton Arts Festival in May 2016.

Unturned Stones at Keele University

Unturned Stones exhibited the first series of images and haiku at Keele University in September 2015.

See Testimonials for some of the responses.