Forgotten Festivals Cultural Revival
Forgotten Festivals brought together a varied mix of existing traditions, old and new. Throughout 2012’s calendar of events showing the weird and wonderful ways we choose to celebrate some of our unique and fascinating local histories; from marking swans to burning sticks, street parades and well dressing.
Arts Partnership Surrey looked into the specific histories and traditions in their local areas and developed some new celebrations. These projects were artist-led and have used the local museums as a start for research. They involved working with different groups, of all ages and abilities in learning about their local area, engaging in creative discussion and participating in practical workshops. Theatre Exchange were involved in creating a new piece of theatre as part of the Queen Elizabeth 2nd Jubilee Celebrations. The story will follow a family as they celebrate occasions and festivities with the community, drawing on old traditions and adapting to new.