About the show
Travelling Light Youth Theatre and Wyldwood Arts created Hillstories, a moving new play inspired by memories of the local people of Barton Hill Festival. This project was commissioned by Travelling Light and funded through the Youth Social Action fund. Professional artists worked with our youth theatre members offering them the chance to get to know Barton Hill’s older residents. Our youth theatre members gradualy befriended local residents over a period of weeks, playing bingo at their weekly club, and creating a sunday tea party social event where they could play together and learn each others stories. The final piece was premiered at The Barton Hill Festival in October 2017, and then presented later at St Luke's Church Barton Hill as part of a local history theatre double-bill. This project, like so many things the youth theatre do, was more than the sum of its parts and resonated with audience members, performers and Bingo-goers alike. You can read more about the journey to make Hillstories here.