We hope that everyone enjoyed their bank holiday weekend and celebrated with their community in whatever way they saw fit.
We had a great time entertaining and engaging audiences and supporting various local events celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
We kicked off the weekend on Thursday 2nd and Friday 3rd June animating the malls of Centre MK with artists and performers. These acts included our human statues; stilt walkers; face painters; and a balloonologist. Some of our Young Company members also contributed to the event performing as the Monster Mascots M & K. They were a massive hit with customers of all ages.
We then had a very busy day on Saturday 4th June supporting local events in Wolverton. At Milton Keynes Museum for their Jubilee Festival Celebration, Disco Steve the Stilt Walker was grooving around entertaining the attendees with his Disco Grooves.
Some of our Youth Theatre members performed at The Old Bath House Community Centre’s Jubilee Tea Party for older people. They had commissioned Blakc Sheep Theatre to devise a play that reenacted Her Majesty’s visit to the Wolverton Works in 1976. We want to thank local residents Thomas Emberton and David W for supporting this process and contributing their stories and memories to the research. “Lizzie’s Carriage” brought together fact and elements of fiction to entertain and remind audiences of the vibrant community here in Wolverton. The young people were met with very warm applause and received a commemorative Jubilee coin and pin that they can cherish.
We want to thank everyone who took part in the events over the weekend. It was a great opportunity to let art be free and bring our city to life. We want to show some appreciation and think of everyone who was part of the events this weekend. To all the performers and artists, we had a jolly old time.