Partnered with: The Dog Inn, Belthorn, Lancashire
Working in association with: SpotOn
LOCALLY BREWED was inspired by the age-old tradition of individuals sat in pubs telling stories. Working closely with The Dog Inn, it featured four stories told by four of their regulars, each focusing on their individual experiences of living within this village with such a vibrant recent past. The stories were presented as audio dramas as well as articles in a mocked-up local newspaper. The aim of the project was to bring the experience of being in the pub directly into the homes of those livings within the local community whether they are able to return to their beloved boozer yet, or not.
The project was premiered to the community via a live Zoom event. Yvonne from The Dog Inn, took drinks from the pub to all the participants homes and we all joined together to raise a glass to the community and listen to one of the stories.
After the launch people were able to listen to the stories online as well as download a copy of the Dogs Life special edition, or pick up an edition from the pub.
You can listen to these stories here:
Adam gave us a few words on what he wished to achieve with his INN CROWD Residency:
“I’m delighted to be taking part in this project and looking forward to working with The Dog Inn. During these surreal times, it’s important for community members to remain engaged with both each other as well as local institutions and we hope Locally Brewed manages to achieve just that.”
Adam Hughes is a playwright from Leeds now living in London whose work always aims to connect with non-traditional audiences. His first play Marching On Together was about the miners’ strike and toured pubs and working men’s clubs in Yorkshire. His second play West End Girls was about social housing and played the housing estates on which it was set. He has a nuanced understanding of how, with isolated audiences and acknowledges the importance in removing barriers to the work and making it relevant to its viewers.