by Nancy Hirst
Fort Luton, Chatham
Dir: Nancy Hirst
Set & Costume Design: Sarah Booth
Photos: Simon Kelsey
A promenade performance event at Fort Luton – Chatham’s extraordinary Victorian land fort. Spanning over 150 years of local history, ‘The Silk of 1000 Spiders’ was inspired by the true stories of the invisible labour force who have shaped our landscape and lives. From the sailors, convicts and workhouse inmates who helped build Fort Luton, to today’s migrant workers, ‘The Silk of 1000 Spiders’ explored and brought to light Medway’s untold stories and forgotten lives. The show involved a professional cast, the river chorus choir, a children’s choir, Youth theatre and Community cast.