The Green Roofs (2011-14)
Look at Bath from any angle and chances are you’ll notice, nestled in amongst the Georgian stonework, some long lime-green strips of copper roofing….
Welcome to The Green Roofs.
Kilter spent a 3 year residency, working with the good people of Snow Hill and the London Road in Bath. A pop-up shop became a gallery of local work, a venue for a programme of events and a hive of arts activities with workshops in all disciplines from poetry to photography.
Born out of local enthusiasm, The Green Roofs Singers met weekly for 18 months and culminated with a singing promenade performance, Outside The City Walls, (September 2013). This was made up of 20 people singing 10 songs, many written collaboratively, about the area.
The bi-monthly story telling event, Story Friday, was also born in the old kitchen shop on London Road.
Wow – that was the most touching version of one of my songs that I’ve ever seen! Snow Hill in the background. It reminded me of my upbringing & the fact that I was shaped so much by the Bath artistic community whilst living in a council estate. We should never forget where we came from & personally it made me proud of what Bath has to offer for the underprivileged. Curt Smith, Tears for Fears.
I thought it was going to be good but it wasn’t good it was incredible. Ethan, age 11.
Green Roofs Singers….
Made me feel like here’s hope for culture in Bath. Am inspired to research the area in which I live now. Thank you! Your enthusiasm is infectious! I have learned a lot and appreciate all the effort – I have travelled through with my eyes closed. Really enjoyed the workshop. I am inspired by your approach to theatre and creativity.