PROTEST & REBELLION
Did you know that the centre of Paignton used to be cabbage fields?
Doorstep Youth Theatre - an ensemble of young people aged 11 - 20 - is exploring the history of protest and rebellion in Torbay and devising an original musical production. The work is happening via digital exchange, including heritage research, scriptwriting, songwriting, design and some subversive cabbage growing.
Placing current climate protests into a long-term heritage context, this project is making historical patterns of protest in South Devon and Torbay more visible.
BEHIND THE SCENES OF THE CABBAGE REBELLION
Doorstep Youth Theatre’s first podcast explores the heritage of protest and rebellion in our home town, Paignton! Did you know that the centre of Paignton used to be cabbage fields? During our current creative and research process, we have created a movement to give a voice to Paignton’s lost cabbage farmers, building from our forgotten past to protest for our future.
Doorstep Youth Theatre’s second podcast brings us forward in time to protest in the present day. Offering an insight into DYT’s conversations and our work with Canadian Community arts company Antyx. Mia also speaks to very special guests from SDARA (South Devon Anti Racism Alliance) who organised the recent Black Lives Matter protest in Torquay, and Francois tells us about his experiences and the speech he made on the day.
Doorstep Arts' Saturday Seniors group have been generating some exciting and creative radio content inspired by Doorstep Youth Theatre’s Cabbage Rebellion project. Hosted by Oscar, this short podcast includes their discussions on protest, and short radio dramas, music and poetry, that were all written and recorded by our young people!