Left Luggage Theatre were proud to be commissioned to create an installation for Enchanted Parks 2010, part of NewcastleGateshead Winter Festival, where Saltwell Park was transformed into a wonderful setting for after-dark fairy tales for all the family.
Left Luggage Theatre worked with the talented pupils of Caedmon Primary and Brighton Avenue Primary in Gateshead to create story jars to become part of our installation.
Thomas the Story Keeper visited the children and asked them to capture the magic moments from the Brothers Grimm tales he told. The children created beautiful, miniature scenes in hundreds of glass jars that were set amongst the trees and lit by fairy lights while the children’s voices told their favourite stories in the wintry darkness.
Left Luggage would like to give special thanks to the children and staff at Brighton Avenue Primary School and Caedmon Primary School, Gateshead.
Special thanks to the artists involved in A Gateshead Fairytale school’s workshops: Bethan Maddocks, Verity Quinn and Tom Walton.