25 June 20217:00 pm
Abbey 900 Digital: 900 Years (StrikeUp Theatre)
2021 marks 900 years since the foundation of Reading Abbey, once one of Europe’s largest royal monasteries, by King Henry I. To mark the anniversary, applications were invited from creatives of all ages across Reading to produce digital artistic content to celebrate the Abbey from 1121 to present day.
Reading-based theatre company, StrikeUp, are working in partnership with community participants to create an epic digital performance poem! Our poem explores life for the people of Reading at the birth of The Abbey and imagines what they might make of our town today! Over a ten week course, our budding performance poets are developing their writing, speaking and movement skills as we collaborate to create an original work celebrating the Abbey’s 900th Anniversary. The final film of ‘900 Years’ will be a lively celebration of Reading’s rich history and vibrant present.