This Island's Mine

This Island's Mine was a community theatre show that toured the Aire valley by canal boat in collaberation with Canal Connections CIC and Multi-Story Water

“Entertaining and thought-provoking… I was surprised by how the play made me feel, thinking about that sense of ‘belonging somewhere’” (Audience Feedback)
Barbara and Danny grew up in Dockfield, in Shipley – on a little strip of land sandwiched between the River Aire and the Leeds and Liverpool Canal. With simple props and jokes at each other’s expense, they tell us the story of their “island” home, with its heavy industry and happy memories. But as they reminisce, they find more to what unfolds than nostalgia. Their tale maps out a possible future.

Part play and part friendly chat around the kitchen table, This Island’s Mine is a story for people living in the towns, cities and villages of Yorkshire’s Aire valley. It’s about memories of growing up here, of leaving and returning, and it’s about how the Airedale shapes us – as river, canal, and railway weave around each other all the way to Skipton.
The Island's Mine
Connecting memories of the past with visions for the future

Cast and Production Team

Performed by Claire-Marie Seddon& Steve Scott-Bottoms
Written by Steve Scott-Bottoms (Multi-Story Water)
Dramaturgy and Direction - Simon BrewisOriginally devised with – Kat Rose-Martin

Canal boat and collaboration – Canal Connections CIC

Tour Manager – Simon BrewisDesign by – Ellie HarrisonFilm by – Jon DorsettPR – Faye DawsonPhotography – Barnaby AldrickAdditional Artwork – Babb_Sabbath& Fergus Dunnett

Commisioned by the Aire Rivers Trust as part of their Developing the Natural Aire project

© Copyright Aire Rivers Trust 2020
The Aire Rivers Trust is a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales No: 07464227 and a Registered Charity No: 1145609
Registered Office at: 38 Morton Lane, East Morton, Keighley BD20 5RS
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