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Lost in a street project
Lost in a street project

Exploring loss will be the theme of an ambitious community project headed by local storyteller and playwright Margot Edwards this month.

Mrs Edwards has been tasked to collect 100 stories of loss from shire residents and turn each into an image which resembled a lost poster.

The posters would be displayed from Augusta to Cowaramup in business shop fronts, on light poles and community notice boards in October.

“It’s the old idea of putting up a lost poster and sticking it on the telegraph pole,” Mrs Edwards told the Times.

“The stories could be funny or deep and meaningful, something like I lost my way when I was a kid or lost my mind at work the other day to something more heartfelt.”

She said the project, commissioned by Arts Margaret River, would serve as a lead in to the group’s feature performance in October, Shiver, and was timely given the approaching one year anniversary of last year’s bushfires.

Shiver, showing at the Cultural Centre on October 9, is a dance and theatre work aimed at taking an honest look at life and loss.

Four strangers find themselves trapped in an unknown place with no exit.

Together they dance tango, search for answers and recall moments when life ran out of control Mrs Edwards would be on hand at tomorrow’s Farmers Markets from 9am to 11am in the church gallery to collect resident’s stories for the project.

She would also be available at the Community Resource Centre from 10am until midday on Monday to take poster ideas.

For more information contact Margot Edwards on 0420 940 123.