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Street is  a new participatory project made by The Brewery Arts Centre, imitating the dog theatre company, and YOU.

Street is a collection of real stories from the people of Cumbria, retold in a walk-through multi-media installation.

Take a stroll through our miniature street, peer in through the windows and see and hear a multitude of stories of Cumbrian life played out. From the comings and goings of everyday life, stories emerge of arrivals and departures, life’s tragedies and joys, of loneliness and togetherness, of our differences and of the hopes and dreams which ultimately unite us.

We are collecting stories across Cumbria – from Barrow to Brough, and Carlisle to Kendal and the villages and towns in between. Our story collectors are coming to a place near you in January and February. They’ll be in In factories, clubs, offices and homes, recording your stories over a cup of tea and a chat.

Street is brought to you by Brewery Arts Centre and imitating the dog, in association with Highlights.

This is one of 40 new projects taking place in and around 40 arts centres as part of Here and Now, a national and local celebration of culture within communities. Supported by Arts Council England and Future Arts Centres, marking the National Lottery’s 25th birthday.




When is it all happening?

In January and February, we’ll be gathering stories. In March, imitating the dog theatre company will be resident at the Brewery Arts Centre in Kendal, pulling everything together and building the street.


When and where can I see Street?

In Autumn 2020 – dates to be announced. The installation will be at the Brewery Arts Centre in Kendal.


How can I get involved?

Contact Laurence laurence@imitatingthedog.co.uk


Is it free to take part?

Yes, there’s no charge


Will I need to perform?

No, we just want to hear your stories. We would like to record your voice, just chatting to us naturally, and this may be used as part of the final installation


Will my story definitely be included?

We will use some of the stories we hear, but we can’t use them all. At the very least, your story will inspire the final piece.