Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Corpus Christi

We had a very good meeting to start to plan for the 750th anniversary of Corpus Christi in 2014. It's clear that St Mary's is going to play a leading role in the celebrations.

The event has a neat tie in for Drama as the early Mystery Cycles in York, Wakefield and Chester were all written to be performed as part of the feast days.

I've suggested an ambitious project to re stage all seventy or so of the distinct stories covered in the plays, perhaps finding seventy different community, faith or school groups within Richmond borough to host a play each. We'd then co-ordinate and create a three day event/ promenade which will begin with the Creation plays on day 1, Nativity on day 2 and the Passion on day 3, perhaps even culminating with the crucifixion of Christ high in Richmond Park, the London skyline in the background.

We'd provide support, training and an overview of the work.

The first part of the process will be to re read and edit the plays before we find interested groups and begin to allocate plays to them. If we can get the buy in and create a sense of momentum. It could be a wonderful event.

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