Delivered by Francesca Waite and Sean Cartwright
Maryport Folk is a creative community participation and audio project that is part of the Hadrian’s Wall 1900 Festival, in partnership with Senhouse Roman Museum. The creative team are writer Francesca Waite and composer Sean Cartwright.
From September 2022, we met a wonderful mix of Maryport folk to talk about what the town means to them. We’ve discussed what life is like at the end of the Hadrian’s Wall World Heritage Site, exploring relevant themes of identity, roots and separation. From these recorded conversations, we have produced a podcast series woven with original music inspired by the region, including a brand new song with lyrics by Maryport’s Ewanrigg Junior School Year 6, performed by Ewanrigg Community Choir.
On Monday 24 October at 7pm, we invite you to share the project with us: hear a short trailer for the podcast; see a live performance by the choir; see portraits of the participants and participate in an informal Q&A.
The Maryport Folk podcast will be available from Monday 31 October on podcast hosting sites. Please search podcast hosting sites, or see @maryport_folk on Instagram for details of where to find it.
Maryport Folk has been funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and Hadrian’s Wall 1900 Community Grants.Visit site