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The Christmas Turkey – A heart warming performance of true stories

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Over cooked sprouts, the pressure to be happy and spending time with people that you don’t really like…. well it is Christmas after all!

Focused on bringing to light how people really feel about the festive season, The Christmas Turkey brings to stage real stories from Bristol’s diverse communities.

What does Christmas mean to you?

For most, it’s all about family, food and presents, everything coming together perfectly for a jolly day. But what about the ones who aren’t that fortunate?

Played around the dining room table, The Christmas Turkey brings to life our stories: from the joyous to the sad, looking in unexpected places to people’s problems around the holiday. Gathered from young people and community groups around Bristol, this performance will give you a new perspective on this time of the year.

Free dinner and presents under the Christmas tree

With the show taking place around the dining table, the audience will get delicious dinner, a hot drink and a present from under the Christmas tree.

Emily Bull, Creative Producer for The Christmas Turkey, said:

“Working with young people from all backgrounds, we know not everyone can afford to enjoy a theatre show. Especially at this time of year, we want to give people the opportunity to come together, without the usual pressure of the holidays. So we’re putting on dinner for you and the tickets are pay what you can.

We promise a heart warming performance that will pull at your heart strings. We welcome everyone to join in our Christmas day! If you don’t have anywhere to go, friends or family, you’re welcome to spend the day with us. And if you can afford to support those in need, the donation you make towards your ticket price will go to some of the most disadvantaged young people in Bristol to get support and advice.”

The Christmas Turkey takes place at The Station, Silver Street, BS1 2AG, from Wed 7th – Sat 10th December, with 7pm shows and a 2pm Saturday matinee. Pay what you can with a reccommended ticket price of £10 for those who can afford it. There are varying ticket prices to make sure everyone can attend, no matter what their circumstance may be. To book tickets please visit www.creativeyouthnetwork.org.uk.

Ends

22nd November 2016

If you have any queries contact Emily Bull, Creative Producer, Creative Youth Network, Kingswood Estate, 20 Old School House, Britannia Road, Bristol  BS15 8DB Tel: 0117 947 7948 or emily.bull@creativeyouthnetwork.org.uk.

Notes to Editors:

  1. More details can be found on creativeyouthnetwork.org.uk/turkey
  2. Venue: The Station, Silver Street, Bristol, BS1 2AG
  3. Dates: 7th – 10th December, 7pm evenings show; 2pm Saturday matinee
  4. Ticket Price: Pay what you can with a reccommended ticket price of £10 for those who can afford it. There are varying tikcte prices to make sure everyone can attend, no matter what their circumstance may be. To book tickets please visit creativeyouthnetwork.org.uk.
  5. Suitable for ages 13+
  6. The Christmas Turkey is the third production produced by Creative Youth Network and follows the summers sell-out show ‘A Thousand Dreadful Things’. Creative Youth Network believes all young people should be able to reach their own potential and live a fulfilling life, irrespective of their background. The in-house productions are made with and about those that are involved whilst addressing issues that face those the charity works with.

Creative Youth Network builds supportive relationships with young people from all backgrounds across the South West to help them reach their own potential and live fulfilling lives.

In our safe and creative environments across Bristol and South Gloucester, we provide social and emotional support, opportunities for creative expression, and access to alternative education, training and employment. Our work helps young people to find their own voices and change their world for the better.

 

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