Colourful characters take a turn in gardens

Costume creators sponsored walk.
Costume creators sponsored walk.

A CARE worker is planning a lonely trek around Anglesey to raise money for a young people’s project run by the Theatre Royal.

Last Thursday characters in costume were parading among the abbey ruins in the Abbey Gardens to support her 125 mile trek.

Dawn Roberts, from Sicklesmere, was so concerned at the cuts to arts funding she decided to do a sponsored walk in May to raise money and awareness about the Costume Creators scheme, which provides sessions for young people with mild learning difficulties on costume making, repairs and the maintenance and cataloguing of theatre costume.

The scheme specialises in Georgian costume making and is aiming to become self-funding through costume hire.

Dawn lived in Anglesey as a teen and has been a keen walker for many years.

She said: “Hopefully by doing the walk we will be able to raise awarenessof the challenges that theatres and their outreach projects face.”

n The theatre has launched a new online project whereby people can download and purchase scripts from the Georgian repertoire featured in the theatre’s Restoring the Repertoire programme, This is entitled Scripts Online and is in partnership with independent publisher Stagescripts.