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LANGWORTHY DRAMATIC EVENTS
 

TEARING DOWN THE WALLS OF HEARTBREAK, BABY...

Star Date: 27th July 2009

Dramatic events are about to unfold around the Blodwell Street area in Langworthy, where Christopher Eccleston was born...


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Around Blodwell Street, off Langworthy Road, Salford Council has knocked all the houses down, except for six which are just about standing. Firstly, this community exodus was justified by the Council stating there were plans for new housing...Then it was going to be the site for a new school...And now, apparently, it's back to housing, possibly explained by the fact that the site is in easy walking distance of Media City and there's hardly any of the original community left there at all.

However, while the Council dithers over what to do next, dramatic events might be about to unravel on the site, with unique plans by playwright, Linda Brogan, to tear down the side of one of the condemned terraced houses to stage her play, What's In The Cat, in the exposed rooms.

"You can't stop the houses coming down, so you might as well have fun with them before they go" says Linda "I want to tear down the walls between the council, the arts and the local community, and start a national revolution about the way things are done."

On board already are Contact Theatre and Salford Council, and now Linda's looking for six Langworthy residents, who don't have to act in the play, to make her dream production of What's In The Cat a reality. You must be available to come to the first meeting this Wednesday the 29th July and Thursday the 30th of July 10, 6pm at Contact Theatre.

Ring Linda Brogan on 07940 099653 or email linda@lindabrogan.wanadoo.co.uk for more details.

 

 

Jen wrote
at 3:44:54 PM on Tuesday, July 28, 2009
It sickens and angers me that these Victorian terraces should be knocked down. These should have been preserved as Grade II listed buildings! Just what justifies Salford City Council's Housing Department to knock these down to make expensive housing where locals can't afford them? What's more my favourite actor Christopher Eccleston was born and raised in this area of Salford and he would be equally as angry to find out that his childhood would now be just a pile of red bricks and had vanished in a cloud of dust.
 
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