Raising Millfield is a brand-new piece of theatre, experienced on foot and through headphones in a walking tour of Millfield.
The walk begins outside the park on Occupation Road where listeners will hear the first episode of the play in their headphones. Written by Atiha Sen Gupta (Eastenders, State Red, Counting Stars), each of the ten episodes were inspired by the story of someone from the area. Collectively, the play creates a rich tapestry of stories that question what it means to live and grow up in Millfield.
Raising Millfield questions what Millfield stands for, for whom it can be called home, and what being a Millfield resident means to those who live there. Connecting different communities from this richly diverse area, this walking play is a new way of experiencing theatre and the outdoors.
SELF GUIDED TOURS
You can now go on your own self-guided audio tour. Just use the map below and click on the relevant sound cloud clip when you reach the relevant point on the map. Please note that if you’re listening on your mobile phone, you may need to download the Soundcloud app in order to listen along.
Raising Millfield stop 1: Welcome to Millfield
Raising Millfield stop 2: Thelma, 65
Raising Millfield stop 3: Magda, 34
Raising Millfield stop 4: Fozia, 28
Raising Millfield stop 5: Ali, 22
Raising Millfield stop 6: Jasvir, 51
Raising Millfield stop 7: Nina, 17
Raising Millfield stop 8: Naz, 41
Raising Millfield stop 9: Aisha, 39
Raising Millfield stop 10: Millfield is…
To get the full effect of Atiha Sen Gupta’s play it is best to walk the streets of Millfield, stopping to listen at the right point. If you are unable to do this then you can listen to the various stories from the comfort of your own home.
Safety note: Please ensure that you have stopped in a safe place before you start listening to each story. We encourage you to remove your headphones when walking between stops.
Eastern Angles and Peterborough Presents are grateful to funders: Arts Council England, National Lottery Heritage Fund and Viridor Peterborough.