Words Live is a celebration of gratitude from award-winning theatre company Bunbury Banter, showing across Dumfries and Galloway at The Stove Network and CatSrand this August.
Heart-warming, meditative and inclusive. Words Live is a reading of thank you letters from then and now, curated from the archives of the Dumfries Museum and through submissions by people across Dumfries & Galloway, including those written especially for this event. Bringing together the words and lives of over a century and a half of Dumfries & Galloway residents, Words Live is a testament to magic of language and the enduring impact of giving thanks.
This collection of letters will take centre stage as the company bring them to life in a concert of voices; creating a space that brims with joy, laughter and the meaning found in sharing our gratitude together. This event will envelop audiences in the kindness of words.
Words Live is a project supported by the Dumfries & Galloway Unlimited Fund and the Dumfries and Galloway Council.
“Scientifically speaking, regular grateful thinking can increase happiness by as much as twenty-five percent. Writing and receiving thank-you letters is proven to improve relationships, self-esteem and your mindset.
Come to Words Live and be a part of the exciting and unique event brimming with warmth and happiness, celebrating those two important little words – THANK YOU.”
Bunbury Banter Theatre Company are an award-winning theatre company producing fearlessly responsive, entertaining theatre, specialising in creating immersive experiences and bringing together multiple art forms. Their work has been enjoyed all over the world from Nova Scotia to Newquay, California to Cambridge, Greater London to the dark skies of the Galloway Forest.
Their recent work includes their series of A Play, A Poet, A Pastry readings at Theatre Royal Dumfries, and a recent staging of Simon Armitage’s Black Roses, performed with young people from Dumfries.
Venues: The Stove Network, 100 High Street, Dumfries DG1 2BJ / CatStrand, High Street, New Galloway, Castle Douglas, DG7 3RN
Times: 19:30 / 14:30
Dates: 23rd / 24th August
Tickets: £15 / £15 (£4 – Under 25s)
Running Time: 60mins
Age Suitability: All