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Fascinating facts and fun to bring Tamworth history alive
Fables and historic stories about a Staffordshire market town are to be told as part of a unique storytelling theatre project.

Tales of Tamworth, Tamworth Town Hall, River Anker, River Tame, Tamworth Repertory Company
Poster advertising the Tales of Tamworth project

The appropriately titled Tales of Tamworth is to be performed in the town centre over the weekend of Saturday 12 September and Sunday 13 September.

Billed as a two-part play, the project promises to be a collection of fables and facts surrounding local rivers Anker and Tame, which run through Tamworth, as well as a series of monologues and mini-plays in the guise of market traders from the town's bygone age.

Tales of Tamworth, River Anker, Tamworth Repertory Company,
River facts and fables to form part of project

And budding actors, singers and musicians are being given the chance to step into the spotlight by auditioning for a part in the Tales of Tamworth.A series of free workshops will take place at Tamworth Town Hall every Tuesday evening between 6 pm and 8 pm until September 8.

Participants in the workshops will be able to learn skills in improvisation, physical theatre and storytelling. People of all abilities are welcome, with anyone interested in taking part being invited just to turn up.

Tamworth Town Hall, Tales of Tamworth
Tamworth Town Hall to stage free workshops

The free weekly workshops will give anyone who wishes to act, sing, dance or perform the opportunity to develop their skills alongside experts from Fired Up Theatre and Tamworth Repertory Company.

The drama project is one of the 15 elements that make up I Am Tamworth – an ambitious 12 -month initiative by Tamworth Borough Council's Arts and Events team designed to encourage people to get creative across a diverse range of the arts.

I Am Tamworth has also been timed to coincide with the 125th anniversary of Tamworth Assembly Rooms.

Tamworth Assembly Rooms, Tales of Tamworth
Tamworth Assembly Rooms celebrating special anniversary

More information about the Tales of Tamworth project, and the wider I Am Tamworth initiative, is available by calling Tamworth Borough Council's Arts and Events team on 01827 709314 , or via email on
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Why? A chance to play a part in telling Tamworth's history
When: 12-13 September 2015
Phone: 01827 709314
Where: Tamworth Town Hall, Market Street, Tamworth, Staffordshire B79 7LY
Cost: Free
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