Festival of the Sky presents the Twilight Hour

Cleethorpes beach

Festival of the Sky presents the Twilight Hour

The Twilight Hour, a world-class free spectacle, is heading for Cleethorpes later this year.

Created by Periplum, an internationally recognised performance company and produced by From the Fields, The Twilight Hour will re-imagine some of the stories, history, folklore and memories unique to Cleethorpes.

The organisers want to work with the local community and artists in the ahead of the performance to create this unique spectacle. They are looking for:

  • stories of women workers, industry and sea-faring
  • magical stories of supernatural characters in Cleethorpes, especially women, e.g. wise women and ghosts
  • any stories relating to Meridian Park Showground, and the Meridian Line itself
  • local dialect – expressions and words unique to Cleethorpes
  • personal memories of places & people (memorable & eccentric characters) and life in the town
  • childhood memories – school / gang rivalries, places where children played, and the games they took part in
  • social history and heritage, stories of pubs & bars, sports and community clubs
  • changes in the landscape, natural and built
  • stories of life by the sea and seaside activities
  • vintage or modern film footage, postcards and pictures

If you can help with any of the above, please email: [email protected]

Periplum will also be delivering a performance participation programme, supporting 20 young people between the ages 18-25 to develop their theatrical skills and to perform as part of the show.

There will also be a wrap-around programme with community partners to offer a diverse range of engagement opportunities including a volunteer programme and a creative response programme in which 45 local photographers, writers and film artists will be able to experience the spectacle.

James Trowsdale, Cultural Lead at North East Lincolnshire Council, said: “This will be a fabulous extravaganza celebrating Cleethorpes’ heritage with pyrotechnics, performance and sounds not seen in the area before.

“Throughout the pandemic, we have been working on a number of projects in the background to make sure that when it’s safe to do so, we can bring brilliant projects like this forward.”

Councillor Callum Procter, Cabinet member for culture, said: “I’m really pleased that we’ll be building on both the success of Festival of the Sky in 2019 and other related cultural initiatives in the region, developed and delivered over the last two years, including the Grimsby Creates programme.

“Along with other festivals, including the Festival of the Sea in Grimsby this year and next, we are helping to develop the local cultural and creative ambition, and building our cultural credentials for the future.”

This project will supplement and enrich the work of Grimsby Creates, the Cultural Development Fund initiative, which is supporting the growth of the local creative sector through its development of a high specification site specific commission targeted at local audiences.

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