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My Magic Memory Jar and Me

​Deep from underground a surprise memory jar has burst up. No-one knows the true story about these jars, but they have been discovered in various playgrounds across Shepton Mallet in Somerset. Some memories are scattered around the jars, but most of the memories which had been collected for over 1000 years have been lost - floated away or disappeared underground. Legend has it that without the system of jars intact memories will begin to be forgotten. Children need to collect more memories to re-fill the jar. 

This was the start of the My Magic Memory Jar and me production - jars burst up across seven primary schools, students then collected memories to re-fill the jars.

Purchase a download of the Memory Jar Film here

My Magic Memory Jar and Me is a production created by the imaginations of 400 Primary aged children and performed by 100.

The story explores memory through theatre and dance and will be performed by children aged 5-11.

Over the course of 5 weeks young people have had the chance to work with professional theatre makers and choreographers to create a section of the show. Artists working across the programme are: Mandy Redmond, David Reakes, Tamsin Fessey, Angela Smith, Jane Barry and Louise Lappin-Cook. Memoria our masterful storyteller and time traveller was Sarah Mooney.

The final performance will take place at St Paul's Junior School on Friday 15th March and will be supported by professional lighting and sound from Bravo Events.

Schools who have participated in the project are: St Aldhelm's, Bowlish Infant School, Croscombe and Stoke St Michael, St Paul's Junior School, The Mendip School, Shepton Mallet Infants School and Oakhill

Tickets for the production are available here

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