Despite the current and temporary closure of Sherman Theatre’s building, a core group of staff continue to work on producing artistic and community engagement online content, so that we can keep connected with our audiences. Sherman 5 Coordinator, Claire Bottomley is working remotely to keep in touch with Sherman 5 members, volunteers and partner groups through online and social media platforms. A new Sherman 5 feature is SPOTLIGHT, launched recently to the Sherman 5 Facebook group. The aim of SPOTLIGHT is to introduce a Sherman 5 collaborator from our wide base of volunteers, members and partner groups, and to feature their creative skills.
So far, we have enjoyed the street photography of Sherman 5 volunteer Rep Ian Scott and two play writing workshops from Chelsey Gillard, a long-time friend and Associate of Sherman Theatre.
Claire Bottomley commented: “There is just so much information online at the moment to choose from when sharing with Sherman 5, and I think that it’s really important that we can create something bespoke, that celebrates the creative talents of our members and encourages participation and an engaging dialogue.
"I want the SPOTLIGHT feature to encourage members to participate, share their thoughts, creations and ideas, as well as to acknowledge the amazing work that some of our partner groups are doing within local communities in this uncertain and challenging time of Covid-19.”
SPOTLIGHT features can be found on the Sherman 5 Facebook group @Sherman5.