The Odyssey

The Odyssey:  An Epic Adventure on the Yorkshire Coast

Yorkshire Coast BID is partnering with Animated Objects Theatre Company who are a Yorkshire company specialising in large scale celebrations and artistic events featuring impressive visuals; dramatic performances on an epic scale and live music. They engage with local communities directly as makers, creatives and performers, with the emphasis on providing opportunities for people to participate in a number of different ways working with others towards a common artistic goal.

Over the next three years they’re inviting communities along the Yorkshire coast to get involved in reinventing one of the first adventures ever written.  This large scale event program has been designed to give visitors multiple reasons to return and stay throughout the Yorkshire Coast and activity will be aimed at taking place outside of the main visitor season.

The events are inspired by Homer’s classic tale of the Trojan Wars and the hero Odysseus’ incredible adventure trying to return to his beloved homeland and this version is going to be set across over 100 miles of Yorkshire’s dramatic coastline and surrounding areas.

There will be illuminations; short films; animation; new writing and music; sculpture; dance; giant puppetry; lanterns; parades; digital artworks and more.

They are going to be looking for makers; storytellers; performers; or anyone who’d like to get involved in being part of something that celebrates the people and places of the Yorkshire coast.

No previous experience is required. Only the ambition to be part of something special.

Anyone from the coastal community can get involved and this includes community groups, associations, clubs, schools and businesses.

Please contact animatedobjects@mac.com or call them on (01723) 378906 to get involved.