1 October, 2023
Free (no booking required)
Weston Arts + Health Weekender: SW!M 75
Co-produced by Super Culture and Diverse City
SW!M75 combines two of Weston’s greatest assets: our beautiful marine lake, and the amazing staff of our incredible hospital, to create a one time performance in celebration of the NHS’s 75th birthday. Artists Claire Hodgson and Deborah Paige will be collecting the stories and perspectives of those who work in our local NHS Services. These voices will then be shared as part of a live performance at the Marine Lake. Sunday 1 October, 2 pm.
SW!M 75 brings together local Weston people, in a performance that amplifies the voices of our NHS workers and celebrates all that our bodies can do both in and out of the water.
This will be a true celebration of our community and everyone is welcome to join the performance as an audience member or performer. There will be weekly early evening rehearsals throughout September. Our cast will be drawn from Weston’s newly established Super Synchro group, alongside NHS workers and anyone else who is keen to take the plunge. We welcome D/deaf, disabled and non disabled performers equally.
The soundtrack for SW!M 75 will incorporate elements from a new audio commission, produced by Deborah Paige, weaving together the real life experiences of people working in the NHS, to whom we offer a profound thank you.
Listen to the whole soundscape online or in the RNLI building on Sunday 1 October.
A Co production between Super Culture and Diverse City
SW!M was originally created in Swanage in a collaboration between Mowlem Theatre and
Diverse City for the 2022 Jubilee celebrations.
Co-Directed by Claire Hodgson and Deborah Paige
Choreographed by Claire Hodgson
Audio Created by Deborah Paige
Sound by Harry Bassett
Supported by National Grid’s Community Matters Fund.
Weston Arts + Health Weekender is co-produced with University Hospitals Bristol & Weston NHS Foundation Trust.