Each week 5asideCHESS introduces you to a likeminded project. Connection is everything to us, and bringing a group of Game Changing projects together is one of our big goals for 2019. If you know of someone doing something great your first move is Hello@5asidechess.com
We met Matt Panesh at the Edinburgh Fringe. “Come to Morecambe on your way down.”
So we did.
The Morecambe Fringe is Matt’s baby. He’s coddled it up into his Alt Space shop on Yorkshire road. “We are just planting the acorns,” he says.
It’s inspiring to see. We are doing the same with 5asideCHESS. Our acorn is connection.
Matt and the guys in Morecambe run workshops and events all through the year, before the big show from September 1st-9th. There are lots of words and lots of creativity. In a town that holds a strange peeling beauty, the Morecambe Fringe is a lick of varnish. There is no great plan to cover up what makes Morecambe Morecambe. This is not some Gastro pub exercise ripping out the heart and replacing it with table numbers.
Here is a group of people asking the town to look at itself. And they are. It does. They varnish.
Some nights you can hear spoken word coming out of Yorkshire road, or a playwright testing lines. There’s performance art workshops and nights where people just tell stories.
So we say bravo to the Morecambe Fringe and, of course, that the 5asideCHESS nights aren’t bad either.
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