Grandma On The Moon by Belinda Lazenby - "Creative, heartwarming & incredibly funny" to support conversations about grief and loss - through family bereavement, a pet dying; moving home and leaving your country; a parent in prison.
Free to schools, suitable for 7 – 11 years
Grandma on the Moon
The death of a close family member is the most devastating loss a child will ever face. Every half hour a child in Britain loses a parent and the rate at which they lose either a grandparent, close school friend or mentor is higher still.
Our research partners identified a clear need within Britain to promote conversations around death and dying and a need to challenge taboos. Children also grieve differently to adults leading to misunderstandings and lost opportunities of support.
To address this, we wanted to create a beautiful, high-quality piece of theatre exploring death & bereavement from a child’s perspective – which was also fun! We wanted to use movement, music and drama to engage our audiences and create a rhythm which mirrored a child being “in and out of grief”.
We also wanted to show the importance of memories, keeping those we have loved alive within our hearts and minds even though they are no longer with us.
Research began in 2017 in partnership with Penhaligon’s Friends, a Cornish charity supporting bereaved children, young people, parents and carers throughout Cornwall. A successful Creation Space grant from Hall for Cornwall began the exploration process and Research & Development took place in January 2018 supported by grants from the Arts Council, FEAST, Smartline & Cultivator.
St Austell Arts Centre, 87 Truro Road, St Austell, PL25 5HJ
Tuesday 3rd October 10.30am and 1pm.
Click on the link below to book up to 35 places (staff and pupils).