Northern Waves @ The Alhambra Theatre, Morecambe
[ ‘Bringing communities together’ ]
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Based at the Alhambra Theatre in the West End of Morecambe, Northern Tides is the Other National Theatre’s ‘indoor-outdoor’ festival to celebrate the stories and artistic vision of the seaside Morecambe Bay community. We were part of starting Morecambe Fringe, DIY West End Theatre Company and the West End Players as part of our work for inclusion through creativity in the North West of England. For more about the creative communities of the West End of Morecambe, please go to the West End links page.
Northern Waves is the Other National Theatre’s first ‘indoor-outdoor’ festival to celebrate the stories and artistic vision of the Morecambe Bay community. Launched in 2019, the first ‘rolling’ edition of occasional work is centred around the West End of Morecambe, with the aim of sharing exciting, inclusive, diverse art and theatre that channels creators and audiences alike by celebrating community through its surroundings: the buildings, the streets, the promenade, the beaches and sea.
The idea of Northern Waves, like OEROL (pronounced ‘Oo-rol’) on the North Sea island of Terschelling in the Netherlands, is to showcase creators who make work that is accessible regardless of how bad the weather is — nothing in Northern Waves will get washed out!
Communities means bringing together the creative communities of the North West by sharing work through the hub of Morecambe. Communities also means taking the North down to the South – if the South won’t come up to the North. And communities means sharing our creative vistas with similar communities around Europe and the rest of the world.
After putting on a test mini festival in April 2019 with the Morecambe Goth Passion Play, we want to put on a weeklong festival for the children of Morecambe. It will take place at the Alhambra Theatre and fill a much-needed gap in the cultural calendar for the winter months after the New Year. The plan is to invite innovative theatre groups to Morecambe who specialise in children’s theatre to do performances and workshops across the week for schools.
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