Talking Birds Summer School: Theatre Spectres
In order to navigate the derelict but highly charged Winter Gardens space, site specific specialists Talking Birds ran a 5 day workshop with a group of emerging and experienced creative practitioners from all over the country, culminating in a performance on the final day. Participants were welcomed from a range of artforms including performance, visual art, digital art, and sound/music. Though the starting point was ghosts, the blend of practitioners led to the creation of an extraordinary sung/musical piece inspired by the look of the theatre - which resembled the upturned hull of a great ship that might have been shipwrecked on the Morecambe coast.
An informal showing took place on 30th August 2009.