Events and Workshops

APRIL – MAY 2018

♣ May 2018  |  Signal are releasing three films and a publication to celebrate the results of the project 

♣ 4th Friday of each month | Creative Writing Sessions |  5.30pm – 7.30pm | Signal Film and Media | Kate Davis

♣ Friday 18th May  | The Ballad of Barrow Market  | 7.30pm – 9.00pm  | The Dock Museum  | The Ashton Theatre Group

♣ Saturday 7th April | FINAL MARKET PERFORMANCE | 1.30pm – 2.30pm  |  BARROW MARKET  |  ASHTON THEATRE GROUP

JANUARY TO MARCH 2018

♣ SCHOOL ANIMATION WORKSHOPS  (Vickerstown and Barrow Island School) 

♣ Thursday 15th March | Trip to Preston and Accrington | 8.30pm – 5.30pm | Cooke’s Studio | Kate Davies

♣ Thursday 25th January to 1st March | Creative Writing Workshops |  6pm – 8pm | Cooke’s Studio | Kate Davies

NOVEMBER to CHRISTMAS 2017

Wednesday 25th October | 6pm – 8pm | Archive research session | Barrow Archives | Sue Benson

Tuesday 31st October | 10am – 12pm | Archive research session | Barrow Archives | Sue Benson

 Wednesday 1st November | 6pm – 8pm | Archive research session | Cooke’s Studio | Julia Parks

♣ Wednesday 8th November | 6pm – 8pm | Archive research session | Cooke’s Studio | Evening Mail Archive

 Saturday 11th November | 10am – 5pm | Oral History Training | Cooke’s Studio | Rib Davis

 Wednesday 15th November | 6pm– 8pm | Oral History Training | Cooke’s Studio |Jon Borgia & Julia Parks

 Thursday 16th November | 6pm – 8pm Writing the Market – A short introduction to creative writing | Kate Davies

♣ Monday 20th November | 2pm – 4pm | Writing the Market – A short introduction to creative writing | Kate Davis

 Saturday 25th November | 10am– 5pm | Market Sound Workshop | Octopus Collective

♣ Friday 16th December | 10am– 5pm | Photography workshop | Joshua Bilton

♣  Wednesday 6th December – Friday 22nd December | 9am – 5pm | Opening of a Market Stall in Barrow Market 

Market Tales Publication

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The Ballad of Barrow Market

The Ballad of Barrow Market A film made by Signal Film and Media documenting the performances of The Ballad of Barrow Market being performed by members of the Ashton Theatre Group to a live audience in Barrow Market. Writers The Script was created in writing workshops led by Kate Davies for Signal Film and Media [...]

The Mystery Shopper

Mystery Shopper All is abuzz at the market today as a mystery shopper is announced. "Who is the mystery shopper?" they wonder. And more importantly, "What is the prize for the best stall" But the day takes a dark turn when the prize and shoppers aren't all they seem. Mystery Shopper was written, directed and [...]

Pet Wars

Pet Wars The ghost of PC Gavin patrols Barrow's market by night. When a new exotic pet stall arrives and causes chaos, the supernatural policeman is forced into the daylight to lay down the law. Pet Wars was written, directed and animated by Vickerstown Primary School Yr 6 and inspired by photographs and sounds from Barrow [...]

Final showcase

.vc_custom_1419240516480{background-color: #f9f9f9 !important;} Pet WarsPet Wars The ghost of PC Gavin patrols Barrow's market by night. When a new exotic pet stall arrives and causes chaos, the supernatural policeman is forced into the daylight to lay down the law. Pet Wars was written, directed and animated by Vickerstown Primary School Yr 6 and inspired by photographs [...]

The Ballad of Barrow Market

The Ballad of Barrow Market was performed live in Barrow Market by The Ashton Group Theatre Factory on Saturday 7th April 2018 at 1.30pm to an audience of over 100 people! The theatre piece was inspired by real-life memories local people have shared about the popular market. Volunteers collected oral histories, photographs and films which were used [...]

Creative Writing Workshops

DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND THE CREATIVE WRITING COURSE WILL CONTINUE AT SIGNAL ON A MONTHLY BASIS. taking place on the forth Tuesday of each month from 5.30 - 7.30pm, contact julia@signalfilmandmedia.co.uk for more details.  From January to March, thirteen people came together to for a 6-week creative writing course. During the 6- weeks the group [...]

Market Tales Trip to Accrington and Preston

As part of our Market Tales project, on the 15th March 2018, a group from Barrow-in-Furness spent a day visiting two of the North-West’s historic markets. In the morning we visited Accrington Market, built in 1868/9, the same period as Barrow’s original markets. Now a Grade II listed building, it was refurbished in 2010 at [...]

Creative writing workshops

Join a free 6 - week creative writing programme with the writer Kate Davis. The sessions will take place each week on Thursday evenings from 25th January to 1st March 2018 from 6 - 8pm. The workshops will draw on the material collected in the beginning half of the Market Tales Project, including film, photography, [...]

Market Tales Has A Market Stall

As part of our Heritage Lottery Fund project Market Tales we have opened a stall in Barrow Market.   The stall showcases some of the photographs, film, audio and objects from the old, new and outdoor markets, collected during the initial stage of the Market Tales project. The work on show draws from a range of [...]