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Audiences invited to take part in WWI promenade performance

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02 August 2018

People are being invited to take part in a specially created promenade from the Guildhall Square as part of Wiltshire Creative’s Lift Off! weekend of free arts activity from 24 to 27 August.

Wiltshire Creative has commissioned a participatory promenade performance from Tangled Feet Theatre to commemorate the end of World War I on Sunday 26 August and Monday 27 August as part of its Lift Off! Weekend.

Inspired by the centenary of the mass demobilisation from WWI and the tales of modern-day veterans, Boots on the Ground is a promenade headphone show which invites audiences to exchange their shoes for a pair of army boots and follow the intertwining stories of men who are stepping back from war.

Can they find peace on their return to civilian life? Setting out from an Army tent in Guildhall Square, the audience form a unit, are given their marching orders and embark on a 45-minute walk together around Salisbury.

The walk covers a distance of approx. 1.2 miles, but is walked in short bursts with several stops.

Boots on the Ground will begin from the Guildhall Square on Sunday 26 August and Monday 27 August at 11am, 1pm & 4pm.

You can book a FREE place in advance at Salisbury Playhouse Ticket Office on 01722 320333 or by clicking here. A limited number of tickets will be available on the day. The walk is recommended for ages 14+ and the route is suitable for wheelchair users.


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Notes to Editors:

Wiltshire Creative is a new pan-arts organisation that brings together the energy and ambition of Salisbury Arts Centre, Salisbury International Arts Festival and Salisbury Playhouse. It is an ambitious and innovative joint arts offer that secures a bright future for audiences, artists and participants.

Wiltshire Creative is rooted in, and draws inspiration from, the city of Salisbury and works beyond its boundaries and draws audiences from across the county and further afield. The creation of new work is at the heart of its programme, as it builds new relationships with audiences, artists and participants.