Frost, Fiction And Alpine Ski Slopes

24 January 2023

What do they call a performance on the Alpine ski slopes? Snow business! :) 

Actually, this could apply to parts of Somerset, as it’s decidedly chilly at the time of writing and the snow from last week shows no signs of disappearing.  Still, it’s not stopped the theatre team from getting out and about, planning and supporting events across the county. 

Image: Somerset Live

Don’t Close Your Eyes 

Mark recently met Bhodana and Nadiia, two wonderfully inspiring theatre producers from Ukraine who are currently living in Wedmore. They are producing a theatre event at Wedmore Village Hall at 7pm on Friday 24 February. 

They write: 

Our names are Bohdana and Nadiia, we are producers from Ukraine and, on February 24, we invite you to plunge into the world of love and hatred, grief and happiness, war and peace. We will be glad to share a part of our soul with you and get to know yours. We invite everyone who cares. This evening we will live to the fullest. 

Please join us for a very special evening of immersive performance to mark the occasion of the anniversary of the start of the war in Ukraine. The evening will be filled with music, singing, choreography and acting.  

An immersive space where you can destroy your fears, find your voice and also write a letter of support to someone who needs it. 

There will be a bar with Ukrainian snacks and an auction. All proceeds will go to Aid for Ukraine.” 

Tickets can be purchased here or from The Cottage Callery, Wedmore & Wedmore Village Store.

Fresh Fiction - Call Out for Short Stories 

Theme: Spring - Change, Renewal or Rebirth - Food and Farming 

Sunday 16 April at The David Hall 7.30-9.30pm 

Fresh Fiction is a series of new short story nights performed live by writers at The David Hall, South Petherton, Somerset. Original short stories are hand-picked by a team to create an evening’s entertainment celebrating the short story.  

We are supporting Fresh Fiction’s April Spring themed event and welcome stories of food and farm from across Somerset and surrounding counties. Writers may like to explore change, renewal or rebirth. Send up to 1500 words (preferably less) based on the theme in advance to

For all the information and guidelines for writers click here

To find out more about the event and other events from Fresh Fiction click here

David Glass Ensemble Workshops 

The inspiring workshops in early December proved to be a huge success; about a dozen practitioners worked with David over two days to experience an introduction to the International Lost Child Project framework, methodology and context. 

We are developing our relationship with the ensemble and planning more workshops for later this spring.  Please keep an eye on our website and/or this newsletter for more information. 

The video below is from the ensemble’s latest iteration of The Brides, which is being performed in Siena, Italy, and London this year. 

In other news, we’re delighted to be running another Word/Play programme for people with learning disabilities and autism, in partnership with The Hub in Yeovil. Supported by The National Lottery Community Fund, the workshops will start at the beginning of February. 

The theatre team also produces the Cultivate programme.  Do check out that newsletter as well, particularly if you’d like a heads up on some of the things in the pipeline for next year. 

As ever, if, as a Somerset-based theatre-maker you would like some advice, guidance or support, you can contact Mark, Katy or Ruth via the same email address and we’ll do our best to help. 

Next Newsletter 

As you’ve seen above, we can occasionally promote other events and opportunities. So, if you have something that you’d like to be included in the next mail-out, please fill in this link with full details by 17 March 2023.

All good wishes, 

Mark, Katy and Ruth 

The Take Art Theatre team