This weekend [3/4 June] we will be hosting a stall at the Exeter Respect Festival in the community area. You can find out all about our current project Hidden Stories: Hidden Places, an artist led project working with Exeter’s Hebrew Congregation and their Family History Society to research stories gathered from the families buried in the old Jewish cemetery off Magdalen Street. Ruth will be on the stall on Saturday and our producer Fiona will be there Sunday, whilst on the same day Derek will be opening the cemetery door in Plymouth for the last time within the Plymouth History Festival. If you’ve been meaning to come along and listen to our audio trail, its your last chance between 11-3pm this Sunday.
Hidden Stories: Hidden Places, Exeter is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England and through Exeter City Council small grants scheme.
If you can’t make either but want to be kept informed of the project, dates we will be sharing work and audios, then email us at email@example.com or contact us via our ‘contact‘ page and we will add you to our newsletter.
Image by Derek Frood
OLD JEWISH CEMETERY AUDIO TRAIL
The Old Jewish Cemetery, Lambhay Hill, Plymouth PL1 2NP
Sunday 7, 14, 21 and 28 May and 4 June, 11am-4pm (last entry at 3pm)
Tours take place at quarter past, half past, quarter to and on the hour
Located on Plymouth’s historic Hoe, in the shadow of The Citadel, lies a hidden secret: The Old Jewish Cemetery. Contained within high stone walls it has always remained hidden from public view. The only clue to its existence is an insignificant door. Funded by Vital Sparks and Drakes Foundation, recorded with Stage Technical Services and hosted by the Plymouth Hebrew Congregation, an audio trail has been created in the garden cemetery by Ruth Mitchell and Derek Frood. It brings to life the lives of those buried within this hidden gem. In 1740 this plot was a family garden; today it is a calm oasis that hides a wealth of history and culture.
Bring your smart phone and headphones or use the MP3 players that will be available on the day. Please note: The Cemetery includes entry and exit steps with uneven terrain throughout and therefore is not suitable for those with limited mobility. For those unable to attend the Cemetery, an opportunity to hear the audio trail at the Synagogue Vestry is available on Tuesday 23 May.
Free / Donations very welcome / Booking essential due to limited spaces via 07753 267616 or firstname.lastname@example.org
PLYMOUTH ART WEEKENDER: AUDIO TRAIL
IN THE OLD JEWISH CEMETERY, LAMBHAY HILL, PLYMOUTH HOE
Located on Plymouth’s historic Hoe, in the shadow of The Citadel, lies a hidden secret: The Old Jewish Cemetery. Contained within high stone walls it has always remained hidden from public view. The only clue to its existence is an insignificant door.
Earlier this year that door was opened and for the first time in its history the general public were given the opportunity to step over the threshold. A few months later, with the aid of funding from Vital Sparks, an audio trail is being created in the garden cemetery, bringing to life the lives of those buried within this hidden gem.
In 1740 this plot was a family garden; today it is a calm oasis that hides a wealth of history and culture.
Open for one hour
Friday 23rd September at 11am
Saturday 24th September at 2pm
&Sunday 25th September at 2pm
Recorded with StS, Stage technical Services http://www.stagetechservices.co.uk
Plymouth Hebrew Congregation http://plymouthsynagogue.com
During May Plymouth runs a month long History Festival and ripple have a few things to dangle in front of your appetites for all things ancient and local.
Our sound walk Damnation Alley is available during the whole History Festival, all you have to do is download the audio to your smartphone or MP3. The sound walk starts at the Barbican Theatre once there switch on and listen to the instructions. Download the sound walk via this link here and find out more about it in the History Festival here.
We are making some small audios for the tour of the old Jewish Cemetery in Lambhay Hill which will be open on three occasions within the festival. A small talk followed by the chance to walk around the graves. Keep your eyes out for aids to help you understand more about the inhabitants!! Scroll down the link for more information.
Ruth will be performing her award winning show Coffee with Vera in the synagogue, Catherine Street on Wednesday 11th in the morning and Saturday 14th in the evening. Come and find out if she’s found those Jewish relatives!!
ripple will be in residency at the Bike Shed Theatre Fore Street Exeter from the 29th September to the 10th October. We will be performing two of our shows The Talisman and Johnny Mathis Killed Our Christmas alongside Ruth’s solo performance Homeward Bound and a scratch performance of Derek Frood- In Development, Derek’s first solo show. Click on the flier below to get more info
Project A38 is something we will be working on throughout 2015.
During January’s From Devon with Love theatre makers from Plymouth will be able to support Exeter performers by travelling up the A38 in the company of Derek and Ruth. Listen to tales of horror and joy as they share stories from the road in their car. For a suggested donation you will be dropped off at the door of the theatre and returned to where we started.
More information in the new year.
Homeward Bound is a new solo performance by Ruth for Theatre West, Bristol. Directed by Derek, it will play the Wardrobe Theatre, Bristol from September 15 -26th.
From Thursday 19th June, whilst everyone is watching England v Uruguay in the World Cup, ripple will be performing the first showing of Johnny Mathis Killed Our Christmas at St Annes Arts and Community Centre, Barnstaple. This is very much a first outing for our show and it will be fantastic to perform it within an established festival and to get feedback from both audiences and fellow performers. St Annes has a great history and feels very intimate inside, so we are looking forward to being there and starting a new creative journey.
- Thursday 19th @ 8.30
- Friday 20th @ 9.30
- Saturday 21st @ 8.15
For more information click on the flyer below
What seems like an age ago, ripple worked with the Theatre Royal Playwrights Forum to create some audio plays to be listened to in situ within the foyer of the Theatre Royal Plymouth. Then the theatre went dark in 2013 for a major refurbishment and so they were put on hold but now everything is back to normal. The final three plays have now been put onto the web for people to download and listen to.