Our Roots Theatre and Diamond Celebrations
2016 marked sixty years since the first residents moved to the Britwell Estate in Slough.
Creative Junction worked with Britwell Drama and community elders to create an exciting and entertaining piece of place-based theatre.
Inspired by the location and lives of the community, Our Roots, combined song, music, dance and drama to create a meaningful, moving performance about the people who have made this place.
Working with local volunteers and artists, the ‘Recycled Teenagers’ and over twenty young Britwellians aged 8 – 16, we developed, devised and wrote an original script inspired by stories from the streets of our town.
We also supported young people to achieve their Arts Award qualifications and to form a young person’s management committee.
Over 500 people attended the Our Roots theatre performances and the diamond celebration festival to join us to share a slice of history, and a slice of cake.
The film of the Britwell Drama group’s Our Roots journey can be seen here