6th February 2003




A multimedia performance featuring video, photography and dance and celebrating diversity in North Kesteven is to be staged in North Hykeham in April.


Dance and drama teacher Helen Lawley-Brown has been awarded a £500 bursary by North Kesteven District Council’s arts team ArtsNK and will use the money to stage the show at the Terry O’Toole Theatre.


Helen (26) is a second-year student of Photography, Video Production and Fashion Design at the University of Lincoln and also teaches dance and drama at the Stagecoach school in Lincoln and Boston.


“I’m planning to incorporate film, photography and dance in a theatre piece, projecting images of people in North Kesteven onto the dancers on the stage,” Helen explained.


“I also plan to work with year 10 pupils at North Kesteven Secondary School and collect sounds in the locality from which to make the music for the performance, which will reflect the diversity of the area.”


North Kesteven District Council’s photography development officer, Jane Harrison, and community dance worker, Julia Howarth, will be working with Helen on the production of the piece, which is scheduled to be staged on 10th and/or 11th April.


Helen, who lives off Monks Road in Lincoln, is the second successive University of Lincoln student to win the bursary, which aims to encourage photographic students in their chosen profession and produce work they would not otherwise have produced.


Last year the bursary was awarded to Photography student Rowan Watson.


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Photo caption: Pictured (left to right) are: Jane Harrison, Helen Lawley-Brown, Julia Howarth and Keith James, Photography lecturer at the University of Lincoln.


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