Send us your pictures, video, news and views by texting DST to 80360 or email us
Memories recalled for theatre group project in Stockton
SHOPPERS in Stockton have been going into a disused store to tell complete strangers about some of the happiest moments of their lives.
It’s all part of a theatre project by Leeds-based company Invisible Flock at the old Greggs, 142, Stockton High Street.
The memories are placed on a large interactive, 3D map, and some of them will be used in a presentation of their show at The Arc, in Stockton, on Friday and Saturday, November 1 and 2.
One of the trio of actors involved, Ben Etan, said some interesting memories had come in. He said: “A lot of people actually talk about the High Street, how it was once a place to go out with dances, clubs and cinemas.
"An interesting one was when The Beatles came and the Tannoy at The Globe where the band was playing, was blaring out Beatles tunes down the street. That was the happy part of the memory, but then it all stopped and someone announced President Kennedy had been shot.
“A lot of people say they’re unhappy with the state of the High Street today but they still feel connected to the town, they still love it. There isn’t the sense of hopelessness we found when we’ve gone elsewhere. We’ve had some beautiful stuff from people. A lot of memories are happy, but also mixed up with sadness or other emotions.”
Tickets for the show are £10 (£7.50 concessions) or £5 for people who go in and give a memory in the shop. Find out more at The Arc on 01642-525199 or arconline.co.uk
Comments are closed on this article.