Chloe – Producer
Chloe Uden who is Regen SW’s Arts and Energy Programme Manager. Chloe trained as a puppeteer, is an illustrator and has worked in the sustainable energy sector for 10 years.
“Over the past 10 years of working in the sustainable energy sector and thinking about how we engage people in questions around energy and climate change, I’ve become increasingly aware of the inadequacy of the usual methods of sharing facts and figures and arguing over which technological solutions are best. I think that the arts provide one of the few avenues for exploring these issues, creating a sense of shared or personal meaning and active collaboration and a space to deal with the inevitable emotional and human side of the story.”
Matt – Book and lyrics
Matt Harvey lives in Totnes which is recognised today as the place which the Transition Movement first popped up. Matt has been an encouraging voice and outspoken supporter of a number of the activities that have cropped up through the work of thousands of the town’s inhabitants.
Recently Matt was poet in residence at Regen SW where he explored some of the questions around energy in his inimitable and inviting style producing ‘The Element in the Room’ – A collection of 30 poems inspired by renewable energy which has a foreword by the wonderful Jonathan Porritt. You can get a free e-copy of the book from www.regensw.co.uk
Thomas – Composer
Thomas Hewitt Jones is an award-winning composer, winner of the 2003 BBC Young Composer Competition. He composed and produced the music for the four animated Mascot Films for London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Most recently, Matt and Thomas have produced Rumplestiltskin – The Musical which is the Christmas Show at The Egg in Bath – This newly-commissioned fantasy tells of magic, mischief and menace in a thrilling take on the classic Grimm fairytale.
Regen SW – Administrator
Regen SW is a not for profit centre for expertise in sustainable energy. For the past 10 years Regen SW has been working with Community Energy Groups to support them in developing their own projects. Through this work, Regen SW has encountered a number of the challenges that we will be considering in the project. Regen SW will be supporting the project with communications and promotional support as well as ensuring that any funds are properly spent and accounted for.
KEVICC – Performing Arts Students
KEVICC performing arts students will be road testing the songs for this musical as it develops. KEVICC is the largest school in Totnes and is the home of The Ariel Centre which has a wonderful theatre space which can seat up to 300 people. The school have offered us space to develop the work and staff, students and the wider community will be involved throughout.
‘KEVICC has a long produced real quality performing arts shows and musicals, and are thrilled to think that our students might have the opportunity to collaborate with a community project such as this. Especially so as it reflects the links we have and value, with Transition Town Totnes. It would add hugely to the students’ experience and achievement and they are eager to be part of the project.’
- Other community groups – participants – Scown Roses, Global Harmony, Maryland State boys choir?