With just over a week to go before we perform Tigress, rehearsals this weekend will see our fantastic cast of dancers, drummers and choirs all coming together at Tamworth Castle. There have been some really magical moments so far, and we’re very excited to see what happens when all of our community groups come together to rehearse!
As part of the Tigress project members of a Tamworth craft therapy group have helped create a unique artwork that will form a key element of the performances on 9th and 10th May. The huge stained glass window design on fabric will drop down from the bandstand at the end of the show.
Designed by well-known Tamworth artist Maggie Carney, who spent months working on the project with the help of clients and volunteers at the Tamworth Wellbeing and Cancer Support Centre, it is made up of a number of panels depicting Celtic motifs, musical instruments, the Saxon flag, the Mercian flag, stonemasons at work, a quote from the Anglo Saxon chronicle, a Viking ship, a map of Mercia, and the letter ‘A’ for Aethelflaeda as it would have been written then.
The names of all the volunteers who contributed to the project have also been included on the work, written in Anglo Saxon Runes.