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Passion Trust on Zoom

The cancellation of all the Passion Plays has been one of the great disappointments of 2020. Guidance from SLUA Event Safety Consultation suggests that open theatres/performances where social distancing can be maintained will be the first to re-open towards the end of the year.

The Passion Trust is organising seminars on Zoom in October to discuss all aspects of putting on Passion Plays in 2021 in the light of the challenges and responsibilities emerging from Covid19 and lockdown.

If you would like to join a seminar please email us here.




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Europassion 2020

The Europassion Conference is happening soon! The 36th annual Europassion congress. The congress is taking place in Tirschenreuth, Germany with an inspiring programme from Thursday 16th of April to Sunday 19th of April.

There will be conference sessions about Passion Plays in Germany, as well as plenty of time for networking during optional visits to the birthplace of world-famous Catholic mystic Therese Neumann (Resl von Konnersreuth) and  the Basilica in Waldsassen.

Please download more information and the booking form here.

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Passion Plays 2020

See the Passion Plays that are happening around the UK this coming Easter!

Plays are being performed in Ballylinan, Bath, Bishop Auckland, Chinnor, Chester, Edinburgh, Guildford, Hamilton, Hornchurch, Horsham, Lewes, Liverpool, Maidstone, Newbury, Poole, Redditch, Settle, St Neots, Spelthorne, Trafalgar Square, Worcester.

You can also see these and more plays on the interactive map of Passion Plays on our website.

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Europassion 2019

The 35th annual Europassion congress will be held in Tullins, France, with a special focus on Passion Plays as well as ecology and the respect of the environment. A programme of tours, entertainment and the congress itself will be held from Thursday 9 May until Sunday 12 May 2019. Please register your interest quickly as they are limited to 180 participants and to 4 members from each group.

Registration: Please contact europassion@lapassiondetullins.fr
Deadline for registration: 31 December 2018.

Europassion Flyer 

Download the invitation with details of registration

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Passion Trust Conference 2018

You are invited to the Passion Trust Conference 2018. For all people involved in putting on Passion Plays or interesting in getting involved. The first port of call for support for directors, producers, actors, fundraisers, technicians and all volunteers.

This year’s conference is hosted by the Horchurch Passion as St Andrew’s Church, Hornchurch on Saturday 29th September 2018 from 9am – 5:30pm.

Main speakers, panel members and workshop leaders will have inspiring insights to help your Passion Play bring the Gospel to your town and city and there will be a special focus on the practicalities of putting on free events.

Tickets include Saturday events (conference registration, lunch and refreshments), as well as the Friday evening event ‘Voices of Easter’. Tickets to this event on Friday 28th September are complementary with conference registration and doors open at 7:30pm at North Street Halls, Hornchurch

Accommodation can be booked online at Premier Inn, Romford or The Kilns. Or if you would like free accommodation, please contact conference@hornchurchpp.co.uk

Workshops and seminars will cover:
1. Script and rehearsals
2. Crucifixion
3. Fundraising and practical matters
4. Technical matters
5. Educational workshop and performance (from the Chelmsford Passion Play)
6. Working with clergy, press and social media

Actors and volunteers from the Hornchurch Passion will be performing an extract of their Passion Play and giving practical advice throughout the day. Representatives from the Colchester Roman Society will also be available to answer questions and provide help with all things to do with Centurions and Roman Soldiers.

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Free Cross and Roman Soldiers for Hire

We have a free cross kindly made available by the people from Reedham Passion Play. The cross was built to hold a large man and to hoist up from the ground very smoothly. It was designed and made by a boat-building team and is 3 meters high, almost 2 meters across and comes with instructions. If you would like it please contact us. It will need to be collected from Norfolk.

As usual, there are professional Roman soldiers in full kit for hire this Easter as well. Please contact LEG II AVG alisagladiatrix@hotmail.com or phone 07765879610.

We have more information about Roman soldiers and crosses on our website at www.passiontrust.org/expertise/roman-soldiers and much more help in our Support and Resources.
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Manchester Passion on Radio 4

Hear Passion Trust Trustee Alex Stewart Clark discuss the Manchester Passion on Radio 4 in the build-up to their Passion Play next weekend.

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