Almost 300 pupils from 10 primary schools across the Coleraine Borough are taking part in a unique theatrical adventure to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of Coleraine Town Hall.
Designed by the famous architect Thomas Turner and built by McLaughlin and Harvey in 1859, the Town Hall is a building of considerable distinction and architectural interest, and forms the main focal point of the town centre.
The project started with pupils participating in a living history tour of the Town Hall and Diamond and over a period of four weeks they have been participating in drama workshops using theatre techniques and historical research to develop character profiles and stories from the Victorian era as a way to creatively engage them with their local history, enabling fun and exciting learning experiences. As part of the finale event in the town centre, pupils will be performing in character alongside professional actors and street performers which include a magician, stilt-walkers and acrobats.
This unique arts and heritage project has been created in association with The Causeway Museum Service and Big Telly Theatre Company and funded by Heritage Lottery Fund and Coleraine Borough Council.
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