Tobacco Factory Theatres is delighted to join with volunteer engagement programme, Volunteer Makers, in the creation of a film celebrating the unique role that the theatre plays as a community hub for the whole of Bristol.
The Tobacco Factory in Southville is all that remains of a complex of buildings that dominated the cultural and economic landscape of South Bristol for the best part of the last century.
When Imperial Tobacco closed the factories in the mid 1980’s, the area went into a tailspin of decline with high unemployment and boarded-up shops up and down the now bustling North Street. Today BS3 is one of the most desirable postcodes in Bristol. The remarkable transformation has much to do with the inspiring success of Tobacco Factory Theatres, and its place at the heart of the old factory building.
Now the theatre is joining with volunteer engagement programme Volunteer Makers to make a film that captures the spirit of this amazing journey – We Are Tobacco Factory Theatres. As a key part of this process, the theatre is putting out a public call for stories which involve Tobacco Factory Theatres or the building in which it stands.
If the theatre or the Tobacco Factory building hold a special place in your heart and you would like to share your story in a short film, then please contact Stephen Last using the details below.
Or why not RSVP and come along to the free We Are Tobacco Factory Theatres launch event on Mon 12 September at 6.30pm?
For more information and to RSVP for the launch event, please contact: