GUEST POST - The Dream Catcher

GUEST POST - The Dream Catcher

"This is Peterborough; a city of diversity, of opportunity, of noise and stillness, of nature and ideas. A place where dreams are made and aspirations shared."

As someone who grow up here but has spent her adulthood building an international reputation in digital arts elsewhere, Judi Alston of One To One Development Trust has is rediscovering Peterborough through this commission - it's a city that is dreaming of growing-up.

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And tell us the dreams you are chasing, for you, your community, and the world.  And they might appear in The Dream Catcher.

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GUEST POST - Becky Owen-Fisher, Playwright

GUEST POST - Becky Owen-Fisher, Playwright

Becky came to both E15 and DenMarked, came to the network night, hosted the workshops with Lung Theatre, experienced The Archive of Things Left Unsaid and also wrote the fast and furious retelling of the Gunpowder Plot for Smoke and Mirrors which audiences loved. 

Who else better to write a blog about Season One?

PS Also don't miss Lamphouse Theatre's next production, Treasure Island, which kicks off a tour around Peterborough and surrounding areas on Saturday 26th November. I've been very lucky to learn the new skill of dramaturgy in this piece. it's going to be a cracker! Find out all the tour dates, locations and times and book online at

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GUEST POST: Homegrown & Wild

GUEST POST: Homegrown & Wild

A guest blog from Kate Marsh, capturing her thoughts about how a residency in one’s home-town can recalibrate an artist's sense of self.  Kate & Welly's residency at The Green Backyard (GBY) was part of Season One of Platform8, and was funded by Unlimited Impact.  Many thanks to the GBY for their generous hosting and Paper Rhino for making a film about the residency, with Kate and Welly, which will be shown at the Platform8's first Networking event, 7-9pm Tues 1 Nov at Bewiched Coffee in Peterborough.  All are welcome.

And thanks to you Marshy.  This was a great place to start the Homegrown programme.

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Arriving At Platform8

Ever feel the need to speak out? Do you have the passion to change the world? Platform8, Season One is for you.

Platform8 is Jumped Up’s new programme of performances and workshops in Peterborough with The Collaborative Touring Network.  In partnership with Battersea Arts Centre eight different producing teams across the U.K have the joint aim of inspiring a new generation of theatre-goers with an exciting programme of touring and home-grown projects.

This is our opportunity to create a strong network of theatre-makers and audiences in our city.  You are very welcome to join us.

BOOK for Conrad Murray’s powerful, autobiographical performance, DenMarked, charting change within yourself, and Lung’s E15, the show that shook the Edinburgh Festival with the power of community activism. 

JOIN US on bonfire night at The Green Backyard for Smoke & Mirrors, homegrown with Lamphouse Theatre, exploring the twists of The Gunpowder Plot.

SEEK OUT Rhiannon Armstrong as she dispels digital overload and social isolation with her International Archive of Things Left Unsaid and Can I Help You?

TRY SOMETHING NEW at a talk or workshop, sign up on the website and to our social media for more info and updates.

I’m looking forward to meeting you, and the changes you want to make.

Best wishes

Kate Hall

Creative Producer - Jumped Up Theatre