The Cr0oked Spire (Windlass Edition)
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Ashgate Heritage Arts productions and co-productions
Ashgate Heritage Arts Community Interest Company (AHA) is dedicated to making arts-heritage projects come alive. It puts essential community stories relevant to today’s world in front of people. AHA is run by Peter Gray, Martin Coslett & Mary Hennessy-Berrisford.
The company opens up the importance of heritage to new and wider audiences through workshops and performances. We ‘show’ (not 'tell') the importance of heritage. Visual and exciting, experiential performances make heritage - which many people consider a dry subject – come alive. People who think they don’t like history will find, through our arts projects, that they do enjoy it. Using the arts we enable people to appreciate that heritage permeates our lives and is 'now' (not 'then').
The company’s activities focus on providing benefits to communities through researching, creating and promoting dramatic projects rooted in local and national heritage and history.
By involving community members, people are brought together for a common purpose to educate and entertain.
The company also focusses on looking to the past for inspiration to cope with problems we face today.
A new historic narrative is produced and with permanent memorabilia remains a lasting legacy for communities.
A musical based on the true story of a group of women who anonymously campaigned for heritage protection, fighting to impede creeping urban development.
We are also working on a companion piece called "Octavia" about the founder of the National Trust.