Take Three: Meadows to Meaders is Back Again!

Meadows to Meaders is Southmead’s own community soap opera based on the true stories and events of those who have lived, worked and grown up here.

Partners Myers-Local Learning CIC and Southmead Development Trust are delighted to have again secured funding from ARTS Council England and Bristol City Council, to again work with Bristol Old Vic.  This third episode will again be written and performed by Southmead Residents.  But this time the play features a wedding on the estate, and there will also be an accompanying exhibition to celebrate weddings and unions from different cultures.

We feel lucky that Director Craig Edwards has agreed to join us again.  Craig works with the Bristol Old Vic, Travelling Light Theatre Company, and the Tobacco Factory, and said, “I’m so happy to be working with such a talented group of Southmead Residents.  Most of them have never acted before but are so passionate about recreating their local stories”.

This time the scene will be set in the 1970s, but we’ll be popping back to visit 1940s and 50s Southmead to hang out with American G.I.s, practice our dance moves at Gloria’s School of Dance, and enjoy a bit of friendly rivalry between Rovers and City!  Romance will be in the air with Valerie Meadows and Mark Meader tying the knot; we’re all invited to this very special occasion so please be sure to wear your best wedding finery!


There are two performances on Saturday 28th March 2020 – at 1:00 PM and 3:30 PM.  Tickets will be on sale at the Greenway Centre from Monday 2nd March, price: £2.00.

We want to make sure that everyone can attend the show so if you have any access requirements please contact Stephen Haddow at the Greenway Centre so we can plan to meet your needs.

For more info about the project please contact Ruth Myers.  Email: ruth@locallearning.org.uk or leave a message at the Greenway Centre, telephone: 0117 950 3335.