Appeal for performers to take flight over Windermere

Published on: 21 Apr 2016

Local dancers, singers, model plane pilots and even croquet players are being offered an exciting opportunity to be part of a performance that celebrates our desire to fly and the importance of Cumbrian aviation history during World War One.

Flight by Geraldine Pilgrim will be held at Brockhole on Windermere in July and is the first commission by Lakes Alive, supported by lead partner Lake District National Park.

Audiences will experience an evocative journey through the house and gardens of Brockhole on Windermere where layers of images will capture the beauty, power and drama of flight. A range of volunteer performers are being sought, including musicians, singers and model plane flyers to play a special role in helping tell this story.

Meetings are being held at Brockhole, in April and May by Artistic Director, Geraldine Pilgrim who will explain the project in detail and the different ways you can get involved. No previous performing experience is required and there is no upper age limit but you must be over 16 and available for both the performances and rehearsals.

Geraldine says: “At the heart of Flight are the young airman of the First World War and the people they left behind looking up at the sky waiting for their loved ones to return, like migrating birds coming home. Only to wait and wait as so many never came back.”

Meetings for interested volunteer performers will be held at Brockhole on 23, 27 April and 4 May. To book your place or find out more, email Geraldine Pilgrim on  There are also opportunities for non-performers who are interested in getting involved in this unique Cumbrian performance.

Flight is the first commission by Lakes Alive in 2016, and will be held at Brockhole 7-10 July, as part of the UK’s arts programme for the First World War centenary.

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