Just wow! Thankyou All Change for Ashford such an amazing performance last night. A great tribute to the families and workers of the railway at Ashford both past and present.
The performance tells the story of an Ashford railway family who are an amalgamation drawn from over 40 hours of oral histories recorded at drop in sessions around Ashford and 30 filmed interviews with railway workers, key workers, commuters and their families. Performances on 29th/30th April and 5th/6th/7th May. You need to see this…https://revelationashford.co.uk
A specially edited film showing highlights of the project and documenting the thoughts of Southeastern staff and passengers before, during and after the pandemic will be available to view soon in the Marshlink waiting room at the station with great support from Southeastern staff and thanks for the additional funding going to Community Rail Network, SCRP and Southern Rail.
Artwork was provided through workshop sessions at Challock and Great Chart Primary Schools encouraging children to express their lockdown experiences through painting and collage and these were displayed during the performance. Technical assistance is provided by local students from Music Tech and Art and Design departments at Ashford College.
The play begins at St Mary’s Church and takes you on a journey around the town and Ashford’s railway history.
With generous donations of time, equipment and space numerous local organisations, individuals and businesses including funding from Arts Council England Ashford Borough Council Keltbray The Frank Brake Fund John Booth Charitable Foundation Kent County Council Community Rail Network and SCRP