In the early 1990s, Eydon Live Arts brought a wide range of professional arts activities to the village.

These were an eclectic range, from theatre presentations, cabaret, music and dance.

Popular events were touring community theatre, such as the Royal at Northampton and Lifeblood Theatre, with plays such as 'Rosie Blitz' based on peoples memories of the last War, and 'In living memory' about growing up in Northampton. Comedy was supplied by the farewell tour of 'The Kipper Family' and with participatory relish from the re-enactment of the Battle of Bosworth Field by the (two man) Natural Express Theatre.

Music ranged from Andrew Cronshaw, who played a huge range of instruments on songs and stories 'from the top left hand corners' of folk histories, the Polska Band, who played music and instruments from the traditions of the far north, Borborygme with French and Engish dance music.

Eydon Live Arts was a non profit group headed by Sonia Hawes and Sue Lodge.

The photo shows Sonia briefing the audience before a drama performance.


Photographer: Mrs Sue Lodge

Image lent by : Dr Kevin Lodge

Eydon Live Arts, 1990s

SKU: KL132

Eydon Village Photo Archive