Into the Archives

Spring Cleaning with Lyrici Arts

Photography by Alison Lewis

Spring has arrived, and you know what that means…

It’s time for some spring cleaning! But at Lyrici Arts, we want to do things a little differently, and are taking this opportunity to spring clean our archives.

 

Our archives are a treasure trove of our memories – from spellbinding performances, to cherished moments of light and laughter, to the community events full of life, to the quiet moments immersed in the magic of the theatre. With over 9 years of beautiful photographs tucked away in our archives, there is no better time to delve into this nostalgic journey together! So today, we’re rolling up our sleeves, and uncovering the forgotten gems from the Lyrici Arts archive.

 

The Art of Conversation

 

This was a year-long project produced by Lyrici Arts in partnership with Medway Adult Education and Medway Age UK, working to tackle isolation in the elderly through creative and social activities, talks, and events.

 

The Art of Conversation

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Two attendees to The Art of Conversation are pictured stroking a cat.

The Classics – Alice’s Adventures

 

This delightful project took place across libraries in Gravesend, Dartford, and Faversham, celebrating the wonder of books and highlighting libraries’ vital role in our communities. Alice’s Adventures hosted ballet performances, face painting, crafts, cupcakes, book nooks and much more!

 

The Classics – Alice’s Adventures

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Performers from the Alice in Wonderland ballet are photographed mid scene, smiling at one another.

‘We Dance, We Work, We Sing’ 

 

As part of our Legacy Season (a community arts project by Medway Libraries and Arts Development Team and Lyrici Arts), Ayesha Casely-Hayford shared her one-woman show ‘We Dance, We Work, We Sing’, which is inspired by her grandmothers from Ghana. The performance follows the voices of three West African women speaking about their life and sharing their thoughts.

 

‘We Dance, We Work, We Sing’

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An image of Ayesha mid performance.

Thank you for diving into our archives with us, and an extra special thank you to those who attended these events! We’re incredibly proud of the community and theatre projects we’ve created so far, and can’t wait to have you join us for more.

 

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