Since 2000, Bubble has delivered 11 'open' projects. 'Open' in that they involve people and the process and the artistic aspiration signal that the work is 'open'. Some of these open projects have been outdoor, sometimes they are site specific, promenade, scripted, verbatim, devised, all quite different but all with one commonality - they had a company of performers aged between 7 and 70 who were able to give their time and creativity because the project was open to all.
Our current intergenerational project - Primary - explores the important position Primary schools occupy in our lives. Through a creative process involving children, adults and artists we're working towards a co-created performance piece given by a multi-generational cast and choir towards the end of 2017. Find out how you can get involved HERE.
In 2015-16 After Hiroshima explored the British response to the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945. Through interviews and research around topics including the Cold War and the Nuclear Disarmament peace movement we developed a production performed in Spring 2016.
This followed on from an intergenerational project that we ran in Japan, called Grandchildren of Hiroshima. This project saw a piece of theatre carefully crafted from interviews with Hibakusha (survivors of the atomic bomb). After Hiroshima was a way for us to bring this subject back to the UK and learn how it impacted residents here.
Previous Bubble Intergenerational projects
Below are more details about previous Bubble intergenerational projects for you to explore, along with some key reports from our recent projects:
Grandchildren of Hiroshima
From Docks to Desktops
Ages and Stages
Grandchildren of the Blitz - Research report
Grandchildren of the Blitz - Project report