Seasons

A group of children sit together. One balances a dried plant in their hand and smiles as it touches their face.

Seasons is a unique creative programme exploring our changing relationship with nature and the world immediately around us; using music, visual design and circus.

Working across the live and digital space, Upswing will create performances that ignite the imaginations of young audiences and help us to look at the world from a different perspective.

Throughout 2020, Upswing was resident in Brent Libraries, working in collaboration with schools and families thinking about their local environments and ecosystems. Those participating in the residencies worked with professional artists to contribute ideas and inspiration to the development of three new productions – a new live performance for libraries; a new show for theatres and an online experience for children and young people that delves deeper into the topics that underpin the live performances.

SEASONS LIVE

A touring piece for libraries and public spaces that adapts to the setting and creates a unique experience for each environment.

2021 TOUR DETAILS:

Seasons Live Tour September – October 2021
Throughout Brent Libraries
Seasons at the Library at Willesden Green (24-26 September and 29 October)
Seasons at Wembley Park Library (28 October)

SEASONS DIGITAL

An online participatory project for families. Working with a local spoken word artist and composer, we will produce an interactive audio trail connecting audiences to the environment and surroundings on a walk to their local library. The piece will have additional downloadable circus videos.

We will also create a learning resource pack for teachers and local educators to go alongside the digital work to inspire and create their own responses.

SEASONS in THEATRE

A new touring theatre production for children and families from 2022 and beyond. Seasons considers where time and nature meet in a rapidly-changing environment creating a circus show like no other – taking us on a fantastical journey through weather, time, change and balance.

Cast and Creatives (Seasons Live)

Performers 
Sian Foster
Helena Berry

Concept and Direction
Victoria Amedume

Producer
Fae Fichtner

Stage Manager
Steph Andrews

Design Consultant
Miriam Nabarro

Costume Supervisor
Colette Robinson Colcutt

Sound Designer
Steven Dove

Production Assistant
Frederick Spring Mcleod

Seasons is funded by John Lyon’s Charity, the London Community Foundation and Brent London Borough of Culture 2020: