EBT+ What’s your Every Brilliant Thing?

EBT+ What’s your Every Brilliant Thing?

EBT+Plus celebrates all the brilliant things in the world, both at the theatre and online.

We have some extra special activities happening before and after the show and we’d love you to join us, scroll down for social media updates, post-show event details and to see the list of Brilliant Things as it grows with your contributions.

Every Brilliant Thing is a story about suicide and depression and this may start conversations, bring up more questions than answers and in reality be very upsetting for most of us. Every year 200,000 people attempt to take their lives, and every suicide affects, on average, 135 people. That means the chances are you will have experienced or been affected by suicide or depression in some way.  We’ve reached out to key organisations and individuals in our community to bring some of their skills and insights on how to manage both suicide bereavement and prevention in our own lives.

We’d also love to know what YOUR every brilliant thing worth living for is? If you want to share them with us, you can, let’s spread a bit of joy…

  • Head to our social media channels and comment on one of our posts
  • Create your own post on social media and tag us in @tbtlake and use #everybrilliantthing
  • Pop into the theatre and fill out one of our postcards and post it in the boxes provided
  • or send us an email to enews@theatrebythelake.com and we’ll add them for you

Theatre by the Lake is committed to supporting local artists from across the region, and we developed the Cumbrian Creatives Network to help us find, assist and celebrate local creative talent 🎭

We regularly host opportunities for artists to come and discuss a project with us, ask for ...advice or just find out more about the Theatre, with our monthly Walk and Talks, and have a regular newsletter with a round up of local and national opportunities.

To receive information about future opportunities from Theatre by the Lake, plus useful resources from around the county, please sign up below.

Join Cumbrian Creatives HERE 👉 https://bit.ly/3dJDXgA (or link in our bio)

#TBTL2024 #LetsCreate #CumbrianCreatives

It's your last chance to apply to join our Company 25...

We’re looking for an incredible collection of young people aged 14 – 18 to form Company 25: a brand-new Young Company for Theatre by the Lake.
📣 Applications Close: TODAY, 17 June
📲 To find out more and book ...your spot https://bit.ly/TBTLYoung (or Young People link in our bio)

Company 25 will work together to tell the theatre’s story – past, present and future as a celebration of 25 years of the Theatre. They’ll do this by co-creating and presenting a series of performances with leading theatre professionals and creatives.

We’re looking for young people from all walks of life, backgrounds, interests, and abilities, who are open to learning about all thing’s theatre, from producing to budgeting, marketing to performance, movement to music we can guarantee there’ll be an opportunity for everyone. All we ask is that you are committed, excited and enthusiastic about taking part.

Sessions are free and will take place on Wednesday evenings from 5pm -7.30pm here at Theatre by the Lake over 3 terms from September 2024 to July 2025. Applicants will need to attend a meet and greet day at theatre in June. Successful applicants will be encouraged to join us for a summer masterclass week to allow us to get to know you better. Each term will also include a master class weekend and tickets to the productions here at Theatre by the Lake. The final performances will take place in the Summer of 2025, dates TBC.

📸 Greta Zabulyte - The Lost Spells 2023
#TBTL2024 #Company25 #LetsCreate #CumbriaArts

If you're planning your visit to the Lakes, may we suggest you use the buses...

Stagecoach buses are £2 for a single journey. The Bus Fare Cap Grant scheme is a Government funded scheme being introduced on most single bus journeys across England. You can buy your £2 single ticket ...on the Stagecoach Bus App or on the bus using cash, contactless or Apple/Google Pay. It’s that simple!

Shuttle buses are back once again for 2024 thanks to Lake District National Park helping reduce traffic to some of the most visited places across the county, including Wasdale, Buttermere and Langdale. In order to help cover costs they have introduced fares on the service this year, these are £2 as well.

Head to their website for timetables and details 📲
🚌 https://www.stagecoachbus.com/
🚌 https://www.lakedistrict.gov.uk/
🌿 For more about bus adventures check out 🚌💨https://www.keswick.org/whats-on/visit-keswick-blog/travel-by-bus

#TBTL2024 #SupportingOurCommunity #sustainabletravel

🚨 LAST CHANCE 🚨 Senior Lighting Technician, Senior Stage Technician and Technical Manager, applications close TOMORROW!

Senior Lighting Technician with a specialism in Lighting to work in our technical team. Application deadline: 17 June at 5pm.

Senior Stage Technician with ...a specialism in Stage to work alongside our existing technicians. Application deadline: 17 June at 5pm.

Technical Manager to provide operational management of the Technical Department in support of all produced, co-produced, visiting work and events across our spaces. Application deadline: 17 June at 5pm.

For more details and to apply 👉 https://bit.ly/TBTLjobs (or Work with Us link in our bio)
#TBTL2024 #JobOpportunities #CumbriaJobs #positionsvacant #hiringnow #JobsInUK #jobsearch #jobsintheatre

It's the end of Week 3 of rehearsals for the cast and creative team of Brassed Off, this week they...

🎺 Rehearsed with Penrith Town Band
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦Our youth cast joined rehearsals
🧥 The costume and wardrobe team started work on all the band uniforms... ...there's a LOT!

Meanwhile our technical team were also very busy...
⚙️ The Main House is being changed from end on to in the round!

We've started to share some behind-the-scenes moments both here, on our Stories and Tik Tok...

Theatre by the Lake, Octagon Theatre Bolton and Stephen Joseph Theatre present
Brassed Off 🎺🎶
Adapted for the stage by Paul Allen | Based on the screenplay by Mark Herman I Directed by Liz Stevenson
⏰ Fri 28 June - Sat 27 July | 7.30pm
🙌 8 July Post Show Discussion
🗣 11 July 11am Relaxed Performance
🎙 18 July 2pm Audio Described
🔠 20 July 7.30pm BSL & Captioned
🎭 Live in Theatre by the Lake (Main House)
💸 Tickets from £12 | Age 13+
🎟 https://bit.ly/TBTLBrassOff (or What’s On link in our bio)
#TBTL2024 #BrassedOff #LetsCreate #CumbriaArts

On next weekend... fun for the whole family, including the four-legged ones!

Keswick Fitz Park will be the place to be....
🎶 Sat 22 Party in the Park 1.30 - 9pm
🐾 Sun 23 Scruffs Fun Dog Show 10am - 4pm

Did you know #DYK Keswick has been awarded the ‘Most ...Dog-Friendly Town’ in Britain by the Kennel Club three years in a row in their ‘Be Dog Friendly’ awards. Winners are decided by thousands of public votes and the nation has decided that Keswick is the best place to be on holiday if you’re a pooch!

To find out more about the activities this weekend, head to the Visit Keswick website here 👉 https://www.keswick.org/

#TBTL2024 #supportlocal #supportourcommunity

What’s your brilliant thing?

 

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Find out more about Every Brilliant Thing and what people’s brilliant things are…

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Find out more about Every Brilliant Thing and find out what people's brilliant things are!

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Meet the Creative Team

A facilitated Q&A and a chance to have a chat and a cup of tea with the creative team, a chance to reflect on the performance the show and to ask questions about the making of the production.

Meet the Creative Team

A facilitated Q&A and a chance to have a chat and a cup of tea with the creative team, a chance to reflect on the performance the show and to ask questions about the making of the production.

Meet the Creative Team

A facilitated Q&A and a chance to have a chat and a cup of tea with the creative team, a chance to reflect on the performance the show and to ask questions about the making of the production.

Andy Airey

Andy lost his daughter Sophie to suicide in 2018. He joined with Mike & Tim, two other suicide-bereaved fathers, to become 3 Dads Walking, so far they have raised over £1million for PAPYRUS the national charity dedicated to the prevention of young suicide.

Andy will be sharing his story with us after the opening performance of Every Brilliant Thing.

Andy Airey is one of the dads from 3 Dads Walking and trustee on the board of Papyrus – Prevention of Young Suicide.

Duration: 45 mins

Papyrus UK

PAPYRUS is a voluntary organisation committed to the prevention of young suicide and the promotion of good mental health and well-being.

 

Stefan Escreet

We hope you will come back and join two posties on their round in the round for Posties.

Local theatre company Ragged Edge are sharing some scenes from a new play they are making about the lives of postmen and women on the West Coast of Cumbria.

The company are keen to hear what you think about the ideas they are exploring and there will be a brief discussion with them after their sharing.

Stefan is a director, actor and radio producer. Before establishing Ragged Edge, he was the first Associate Director here at Theatre by the Lake where he directed over 40 productions and led on New Writing.

Stefan will be presenting Posties, a script-in-hand performance of scenes from the development of a new play inspired by his experiences as a temp postie on the West Coast during lockdown.

Eireann Devlin

Eireann is an actress and writer from Carlisle. She graduated from the Fourth Monkey Actor Training Company last year and her credits to date include ‘DNA’ (New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich) and ‘The B@it’ (Channel 4). Eireann is extremely passionate about working in Cumbria and is delighted to be part of this project.

Toby Gaffney

Toby graduated from LAMDA so long ago now that it doesn’t bare thinking about. Recent notable credits include: Uncle Alan/Abel in Tom’s Midnight Garden for Theatre by the Lake – 2021, Bev in the short horror film “Kiddo” 2022 and several television episodes as Elliot Newell in “Coronation Street” – 2021-2022.

Julie Hesmondhalgh

For EBT+Plus, Julie will share a script-in-hand performance of her play These I Love based on a list created by her father.

Julie Hesmondhalgh is an actor, activist and writer. Best known for her previous roles in Coronation Street and Broadchurch (BAFTA nominated), Julie is also founder of 500 Acts of Kindness, a fundraising group supporting people and organisations in need, and cofounder of Take Back Theatre exploring social issues through theatre.

Julie Hesmondhalgh

For EBT+Plus, Julie will share a script-in-hand performance of her play These I Love based on a list created by her father.

Julie Hesmondhalgh is an actor, activist and writer. Best known for her previous roles in Coronation Street and Broadchurch (BAFTA nominated), Julie is also founder of 500 Acts of Kindness, a fundraising group supporting people and organisations in need, and cofounder of Take Back Theatre exploring social issues through theatre.

Julie Hesmondhalgh

For EBT+Plus, Julie will share a script-in-hand performance of her play These I Love based on a list created by her father.

Julie Hesmondhalgh is an actor, activist and writer. Best known for her previous roles in Coronation Street and Broadchurch (BAFTA nominated), Julie is also founder of 500 Acts of Kindness, a fundraising group supporting people and organisations in need, and cofounder of Take Back Theatre exploring social issues through theatre.

Knit and Natter

You are invited to join Charlie Sturrock for a Knit and Natter session. You can bring your own crochet and knitting. We will have some needles and wool available and Charlie will have a pattern you can use on the day that is designed for beginners or anyone that wants to join in. Everyone is welcome.

Duration: 45 minutes – 1 hour

Find out more here at CoCo Crochet

Emma McGordon

Emma is a multi-award winning spoken-word artist from Whitehaven, and a previous winner of the Julia Darling Fellowship and nominated for the Jerwood Compton Fellowship.

She is interested in the inherent truths and vulnerabilities that make us human. Emma will be performing from a series of “disconnected poems”. She is currently exploring that sometimes our sense of disconnection is what connects us.

Emma McGordon

Emma is a multi-award winning spoken-word artist from Whitehaven, and a previous winner of the Julia Darling Fellowship and nominated for the Jerwood Compton Fellowship.

She is interested in the inherent truths and vulnerabilities that make us human. Emma will be performing from a series of “disconnected poems”. She is currently exploring that sometimes our sense of disconnection is what connects us.

Vicki Boggon from  Every Life Matters and the Creative Team

Vicki is a support worker and coordinator of Every Life Matters, a Cumbrian suicide prevention and suicide bereavement support charity. Vicki will give the audience a chance to explore some of the myths and facts around suicide, what we can all do to play a part in preventing deaths by suicide, and a chance to learn more about the charity’s work.

Chris Wood from Every Life Matters

Chris is a co-founder and director of Every Life Matters, a Cumbrian suicide prevention and suicide bereavement support charity. Chris will give the audience a chance to explore some of the myths and facts around suicide, what we can all do to play a part in preventing deaths by suicide, and a chance to learn more about the charity’s work.

Nature walk with Associate Artist of Theatre by the Lake, Melina Barnett.

Join our Associate Artist Melina on Thursday, September 21st as she explores the question, “What is it about nature that makes us pause?” Spend an afternoon with Melina as we take a walk through nature and silently reflect and journal. This will be a meditative and introspective experience.

Please wear appropriate footwear, waterproofs and bring your own refreshments. We will provide paper, pens and a clipboard.

Duration: 45 mins 

Booking Required: Group size is limited to 8 people so please let us know if you would like to do the Nature Walk by emailing enquiries@theatrebythelake.com

Alternative Activity

For everyone else, Liz Stevenson will be presenting a facilitated Q&A and a chance to have a chat and a cup of tea with the creative team, a chance to reflect on the performance the show and to ask questions about the making of the production.

Meet the Director, Liz Stevenson, and the Actor, Andrew Turner.

A facilitated Q&A and a chance to have a chat and a cup of tea with the Liz and Andy with a chance to reflect on the performance the show and to ask questions about the making of the production.

Stefan Escreet

We hope you will come back and join two posties on their round in the round for Posties.

Local theatre company Ragged Edge are sharing some scenes from a new play they are making about the lives of postmen and women on the West Coast of Cumbria.

The company are keen to hear what you think about the ideas they are exploring and there will be a brief discussion with them after their sharing.

Stefan is a director, actor and radio producer. Before establishing Ragged Edge, he was the first Associate Director here at Theatre by the Lake where he directed over 40 productions and led on New Writing.

Stefan will be presenting Posties, a script-in-hand performance of scenes from the development of a new play inspired by his experiences as a temp postie on the West Coast during lockdown.

Eireann Devlin

Eireann is an actress and writer from Carlisle. She graduated from the Fourth Monkey Actor Training Company last year and her credits to date include ‘DNA’ (New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich) and ‘The B@it’ (Channel 4). Eireann is extremely passionate about working in Cumbria and is delighted to be part of this project.

Toby Gaffney

Toby graduated from LAMDA so long ago now that it doesn’t bare thinking about. Recent notable credits include: Uncle Alan/Abel in Tom’s Midnight Garden for Theatre by the Lake – 2021, Bev in the short horror film “Kiddo” 2022 and several television episodes as Elliot Newell in “Coronation Street” – 2021-2022.

Knit and Natter

You are invited to join Charlie Sturrock for a Knit and Natter session. You can bring your own crochet and knitting. We will have some needles and wool available and Charlie will have a pattern you can use on the day that is designed for beginners or anyone that wants to join in. Everyone is welcome.

Duration: 45 minutes – 1 hour

Neil Waine from Andy’s Man Club

Neil is the director of Andy’s Man Club and will facilitate an informal discussion allowing audience to reflect on the production, and a chance to learn more about the charity’s work

Exhibition in our Gallery

We have an exhibition in our Mezzanine Gallery focuses on what brings us joy, curated from working with local communities and Cumbrian mental health support organisations Always Another Way (mental health support for young people and adults in Copeland and Allerdale), iCan (Cumbrian health and wellbeing group), Healthy Hopes Cumbria (health and wellbeing charity) and The Happy Mum's Foundation (Cumbrian maternal mental health group).

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