Be Kind To Nature, and Don't Mess With Badgers (If The Trees Could Talk)

Aug 28, 2019, 10:11 AM
Chris recorded “If The Trees Could Talk…” a collection of new and unique fairytales created by the LGBT+ community.

Commissioned by and Performed at People Express in Swadlincote in circularity with Derbyshire LGBT+, commissioned writer and story teller Thom Seddon worked with young and older members of the LGBT+ communities, to create brand new fairy tales inspired by nature, woodlands and forests. Thom, who is based in Nottingham, has worked across the UK as a performer, drag queen and spoken word performer.

In South Derbyshire, People Express hosted a series of writing workshops at People Express for a group of young people from the local LGBT+ community to create the fairytales.

Across Derbyshire, Thom worked with the Derby Young Person’s group and Golden Rainbows groups based across the county in Derby, Belper and Chesterfield.

The stories were performed around the campfire at this years Timber Festival.

Thank you to People Express for allowing us to record this podcast, and those who supported the project: Derbyshire LGBT+, The National Forest Company, Derbyshire County Council, South Derbyshire District Council, Wild Rumpus and Heritage Lottery- The Other Stories history project. 

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