The award-winning Lightpool Festival returns 14th-29th October and organisers are seeking community members to form a choir to sing alongside a new outdoor video projection.

Theatre company Imitating the Dog has produced a new outdoor video projection piece to be projected onto a buildings during Lightpool as well as Light Up Lancaster. The 10-minute piece, called 100 Stories High, will use the architecture of the buildings to tell a story about the importance of home, holding onto memories and sometimes letting go. It will be looped several times throughout the penultimate evening of the festival on 28th October, and at Lancaster Castle on 4th and 5th November.

Imitating the Dog is looking for local people to join a choir to perform on all three nights, providing the soundtrack to the video work. You don’t need any musical or singing ability. You just need an open mind and enthusiasm.

There will be four workshop rehearsals (two in Blackpool and two in Lancaster) before the show nights and participants are asked to attend one, ideally two of them. Participants are then asked to join at least one of the live performances, and all three if they can. The piece will be performed several times on each live event night, so you will be there for a couple of hours on those nights.

Anyone from Lancashire is able to join and Imitating the Dog welcomes families, with an age guidance of 11 years old. Under 15s must be accompanied by an adult. Choir members will be working with Lancashire vocal project Encounter Voices, whose members will be also be joining the choir.

Refreshments will be provided at the rehearsals and the live performances. Participants will also receive wristbands for the viewing zone on Sat 5th Nov in Lancaster to watch the fireworks.

You can express interest by emailing [email protected].

Wed 5th Oct: 6.30pm – 8pm Blackpool Grand Theatre Studio
Tues 11th Oct: 6.30pm – 8pm Blackpool Grand Theatre Studio
Wed 26th Oct: 6pm – 7.30pm The Gregson Centre, Lancaster
Wed 2nd Nov: 6pm – 7.30pm The Gregson Centre, Lancaster

Friday 28th Oct Evening: Time TBC (Blackpool, venue TBC)
Friday 4th Nov: 4pm-10pm (Lancaster Castle) Soundchecks and performance slots to choose from
Saturday 5th Nov: 4pm-7pm (Lancaster Castle) Soundchecks and performance slots to choose from, followed by refreshments and watching the fireworks together

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