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Make Your Own THE SNOW HARE IN WINTER Christmas Decorations

Posted by Julie Ellerby, 18th December 2020, 10:19am

Make your own The Snow Hare in Winter Decorations and see them featured in the show! Lincoln Performing Arts Centre (LPAC), in collaboration with Under the Bed Theatre, are inviting families to get involved with festive craft-making activities and to see their creations become a part of this year’s Christmas show for younger audiences, The Snow Hare in Winter. Themed around the characters and imagery of The Snow Hare in Winter the crafted decoration ideas are made using both recycled and arts and crafts materials, including cork baubles, cardboard tubes and washed-out tin cans to create baubles, bright-eyed owl lamps and tin lanterns. The Christmas Decoration Project is an opportunity for family members of all ages to spend time together making heart-felt decorations to brighten up their homes during this, the darkest time of the year. Once completed, take a photo of your creations and send it to LPAC’s team to be included in the recorded staged theatre show of The Snow Hare in Winter which will be available to stream 24th December – 6th January. Entries need to be submitted to the venue by 20th December for inclusion. To find out how to make your very own The Snow

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Christmas Shows Adapt to Lincolnshire’s Tier 3 Restrictions

Posted by Julie Ellerby, 2nd December 2020, 11:10am

LPAC’s Christmas Productions Revised in Light of Tier 3 Restrictions Augmented Reality App and Live Streaming Save Christmas Shows! On Thursday 26 November the UK Government confirmed that Lincolnshire will move into tougher Tier 3 restrictions following the end of the second national lockdown on Wednesday 2 December 2020. Prior to the most recent lockdown, Tier 3 restrictions had not included live performance, and so it was hoped that Lincoln Performing Arts Centre (LPAC) would still be able to present a live performance experience for both A Distant Christmas and The Snow Hare in Winter this December. Consequently, with the inclusion of theatre amongst those restricted activities in the revised Tier 3, the Government’s announcement has had a profound impact on LPAC’s plans for Christmas. However, despite the disappointment that they can no longer continue to offer a live performance experience, both productions will still go ahead, albeit in digital form. These new digital offerings, whilst still a high-quality creative experiences, will come at a reduced price to reflect the change in format. A Distant Christmas is now purely app-based and will be free to download from Saturday 19 December 2020 until Sunday 31 January 2021 with a recommended donation

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A Distant Christmas: Digital and Live Performance in 2020

Posted by Julie Ellerby, 1st December 2020, 10:52am

The release date for A Distant Christmas is approaching, so let’s get to know some of the tech team who have been working on transferring live performance to an augmented reality app. Steve Chambers What is your production role? I’m the stage manager at the Lincoln Performing Arts Centre. My role this year in A Distant Christmas was filming all off the green screen footage that you will see within the application that launches in December. I was also involved in sourcing some of the costumes that will see the production. What excites you most about the production? The thing I was most excited about within this production was using the green screen because I’ve not had any experience in using a green screen before. Having worked in theatre all the time we don’t do much filming so that was quite nice to be able to research that and learn a new skill. What is your favourite Christmas story? A Christmas Carol, and my favourite version on film is The Muppets. I think that’s great version of that story. Ethan Peck What is your production role? I am the stage manager Stage manager for A Distant Christmas. What excites you

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