Thanks to everyone who wrote in with responses to our public performances on the weekend of September 21st-23rd. In addition to the following comments, you can also read a very interesting write-up on the highly regarded Culture Vulture arts blog: just click here to go to the review.
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Thank you for a wonderful experience on Friday evening on the Green, Red and Blue routes. Wonderful stories, magical theatrical experience, lovely surprises, parts of Shipley I have not explored in 30 years. Please thank everyone concerned.
– Mervyn Flecknoe, Baildon.
My wife and I attended all your events on Friday 21 September. It was the best walking theatre experience we have ever had; it was one of the best dramatic performances we have ever seen. It was deeply and accurately researched; it involved and valued real people, built community, did not duck big issues, dealt even-handedly with tricky questions like the Saltaire Hydro; and it was fun. Please put it on again. . . . Thankyou for an extraordinary and uplifting experience.
– John and Ruth Anderson, Baildon .
A great thank you to your team for making Saturday 22nd of September such an entertaining and memorable day. Not knowing what to expect when we first met up for the Green Route walk, we were quickly into the ‘flow’ of it, had a laugh, some had a little cry, learnt lots of fascinating things about the places we usually just walk by and generally had fun. I think this would be such a great lesson for local schools, I hope somehow some funding could be found so that it can be repeated. The Junior Blue Route was quite different but was of equal enjoyment to us as a family, I think we all could have a quite easily have sailed on to Skipton, although I am not sure whether we would be there yet.
– Richard Sabey, Saltaire
Many thanks to the whole team for a very entertaining and informative couple of days. We have lived in Shipley and Lower Baildon for 19 of the last 30 years (plus many times passing through on our floating home) but were surprised by the amount we learned about our locality.
– Dave & Pam, Lower Baildon
I went to two of the performances (Green and Red routes) of Multi-Story Water last Saturday. I just want to say how much I and my friends enjoyed them. The actors were brilliant, the script was clever and interesting and although we all live locally, we learnt new information and, on the route in Shipley, even walked where we’d never been before. It certainly raised my awareness of water around us and I have often thought about our local river and the flood areas during this week of almost constant rain! A great idea and a lovely bunch of actors and stewards! Thankyou all of you!
– Libby Ray
I just wanted to take time to say “thank you” – what a terrific experience! I felt the whole thing was really well crafted and acted; I was engaged throughout. I’m only sorry that time prevented me from undertaking the other two tours (I was on the Green tour yesterday). I learnt so much about Roberts Park and the estate I didn’t know- and I’ve been living here 25 years! Many thanks again to all concerned.
– Jonathan Hall
I would just like to tell you that we really enjoyed our two walks yesterday, they were informative, interesting, funny and moving. The actors were very good, the old P.O.W. from Burma moved us to tears. The script was well researched and interesting. Thanks to everyone.
– Annette Dent
My friend Judy and I thoroughly enjoyed Sunday’s 12:00 Blue Route barge experience. Thanks again!
– Barbara Walker, Thackley
I’m writing, a little late, to thank you for the MSW Green Route. I went to the show on Friday afternoon and thoroughly enjoyed myself. I particularly enjoyed the stories of some of the residents we “met”. Thankyou for telling the story as a whole world view of heritage and the environment. Congratulations to the actors!
– Neill Morrison, Bradford Council