Park Life - A community project at Highfield Road Park. Led by Sophie Fuce of LeftCoast and with the help and support of the Friends of Highfield Road Park, local residents were lured into the park pavilion to share their stories and memories of the park throughout the years. Tea was drunk and cakes were consumed as tales – funny, sad, often moving – were related, and notes taken for future reference. Urban Organic were commissioned to produce Living Set with the help of the Friends and volunteers - first erecting a living willow dome, creating flowerbeds and recycling pallets to build a temporary stage and mobile pallet planted screens.
The notes were cleverly woven into a script by Sharon Lancaster of Wooden Spoons Theatre, and the two person performance took place around the park on a warm sunny day in May. As the actors, Janelle and Gareth, wound their way through the trees, across the tennis courts and back over the grass to the dome, audience members, from toddlers to pensioners, skipped and walked behind, hanging on to every word. For more information, visit the AltBlackpool website by clicking here.