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Washington: 30 years and counting

Photo and Memory Submissions

Alphabetti Theatre bring our latest production, Trolley Boy, to the North East this July, a play about superheroes, grief and shopping trolleys... Written by David Raynor and set in Washington, Tyne and Wear in the early 90s,Trolley Boy is the story of a teenage boy trying to come to terms with loss and is directly inspired by David's own upbringing.

As we are performing the show at Arts Centre Washington and with the play having such a strong Washington feel, longside the production, we are producing a digital exhibition showcasing the town's history over the last 30 years and we need your help! We are asking for people who are from, have lived or are currently based in Washington to submit their photos and memories of the town over the last 30 years, back to when the play is set.

This exhibition will be displayed in the foyer before the performance begins at Alphabetti Theatre from 10th-14th July and at Arts Centre Washington on 19th-20th July.

The exhibition will be curated by Adam Goodwin, a digital media and video artist based in Newcastle upon Tyne. He works largely within collaborative mechanisms producing work with artists from an array of disciplines. After founding The Occasion Collective in 2013, which aims to facilitate opportunities for emerging artists, musicians and dancers he has directed and collaborated on numerous projects, exhibitions, events, festivals, music performances and workshops across institutions including The Baltic, Islington Mill, Laing Art Gallery, NewBridge Project and Alphabetti Theatre.

If you have any photos or memories you would like to submit then please send them to Chloe Stott at or post to Alphabetti Theatre, 41-51 Blandford Square, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4HP.

Where possible please send high-resolution images. If you would like your submission posted back to you then please indicate this clearly and include a return address.

The deadline for images to be submitted is Friday 22nd June.

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