The Marriage of Heaven and Hell

Company Name: Welfare State International
Location: In a park above Lancaster at the Ashton Memorial
Date: 1968

The show, a tribute to William Blake, included stilt-walkers, fire-eaters, performing bears, Punch and Judy, trade-union banners and radical students.

John Fox (2013): ‘We had fire eaters, dancing bears, stilt walkers and fireworks with different groups of students providing different parts. It was like some huge moving tapestry with each group filing in a part. It was all very conscious expanding. There was a tremendous energy in the Bradford projects with most of the work coming through the students own motivation. It showed me what could be done by giving young people more responsibility.’

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