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East Riding Theatre launches a mobile
app, bringing theatre to the outdoors
The free ‘Time Travellers’ Theatre Trail’ app is now available on
the Apple and Android store.
ERT is delighted to announce the launch of the ‘Time Travellers’
Theatre Trail’ app. Users can enjoy a FREE outdoor walking theatre
trail travelling back into Beverley’s past, where they meet local
characters and discover what the town’s theatrical life really looked
like in times gone by.
Simple to use through most smartphones, this app offers a fun and
exciting day out for the whole family!
Twelve historic sites in the market town of Beverley are included
in the tour, taking you on an expedition through time, with actors
Annie, Richard, Evie, Gordon and a host of historical figures, from
Henry V to artist Mary Elwell.
At each site you’ll find yourself immersed in a thrilling audio drama
performance bringing to life stories which took place on that very
spot! The app was made possible thanks to funding received from
Arts Council England, Beverley Town Council and Hull and East
Riding Charitable Trust.
during lockdown. The finished designs were then installed in
locations around Beverley including cafes, shop windows, and at
Listeners of the audio trail can try to spot all 10 cows as they follow
the map around Beverley.
Emma Garness said: “I really appreciate the commitment and
creativity of the artists in painting a beautiful ‘Herd of Art’. A special
thank you goes to the shops that gave up their valuable window
space for these unique cows. The imagination, talent and humour
from all the creatives involved within the trail
will not disappoint.”
For more information and how to download
the app please visit: www.eastridingtheatre.
Or scan the QR code to the right.
The accompanying ‘Time Travellers’ Theatre Trail’ booklet, filled
with fun questions to answer along the way, can be picked up free
from ERT or downloaded online. The booklets were made possible
thanks to sponsor Beverley Building Society.
Producer Sue Kirkman said: “The app is the result of a community
project undertaken by the theatre when the doors were closed due
to the pandemic. Inspired by the theatre's aims to bring high quality
performing arts to the local community, the project engaged a
number of local professional actors, artists and creatives.”
Alongside the audio trail ran a community art project, ‘The Beverley
Heard’, a perfect play on words, led by ERT’s artist-in-residence
Emma Garness. ‘The Beverley Heard’ saw 10 local artists paint by
hand a collection of cow statues inspired by their own personal
artwork, shared on the Art & Ert facebook group which was created
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