As well as planting the native plants into the Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre auditorium volunteers will be helping with the enormous task of planting and nurturing the living set for this summer’s Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre!
A team of volunteers have helped realise designer Jessica Curtis’ incredible eco-set at this year’s Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre.
They have created a beautiful 120 metre-length of rag bunting out of recycled hotel bed sheets. The team used natural dyes including turmeric, and then spent hours boiling them, dipping them into dye and finally tearing them into strips. Gardens, yards and balconies across the city had meters and metres of rags hung out to dry ready to be tied together on rope for what is wrapped around the theatre today.
Others have been making pom-poms to form part of the monkey costumes in The Jungle Book.
THANK YOU SO MUCH TEAM!
All volunteers and Storyhouse team members who helped with The Big Plant on Saturday 22 May!
team of gardeners
team of rag bunting creators
Jo Patsy Coates
team of pom pom people!
and Anthony Gallagher from the Live Cheshire Friday Art Group,
supported by Alison Pitt and Pat Tripney of Art in the Place
The Big Dig on Saturday 22 May
Turning rags into bunting!