AVON AND ME is a web project to collect personal memories and stories about Avon cosmetics.
Stories can be shared by filling in the web form on avonandme.co.uk, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by tagging photos, video, audio or tweets on the web (Twitter, Flickr, Audioboo, Delicious, Technorati). Your story can be short, long, funny, sad, touching, embarrassing – all are welcome.
AVON AND ME is run by The Other Way Works, an experimental theatre company based in Birmingham, UK.
The Other Way Works creates daring and remarkable theatre that draws the audience into the very heart of the experience.
We are currently developing a theatre production entitled ‘Avon Calling‘. Every time we told anyone about the project, they would launch straight into a little anecdote about Avon – their mum used to be the Avon lady, or their auntie, or their first lipstick was from Avon. Often these stories were personal, about family members, about childhood. It seems that Avon is embedded deep in our lives and memories.
We created AVON AND ME so we can share all of these stories with each other. Share your story now – see ‘How‘ above for tips.
The Other Way Works’ latest work Avon Calling explores the eternal triangle of mother, daughter and… Avon cosmetics. Drawing vividly on personal source material Louise Platt reveals to the audience her mother’s world of shiny new products and multicoloured bottles gathering dust on cupboard tops. An intimate and comic portrait of a woman, a mother, an Ex-Avon Lady.
Avon Calling (In development, 30 minutes of material) as part of ‘It Came From Pilot’
Warwick Arts Centre
Thursday 8th October 2009 19:45 £7.50/£5
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Avon Calling has been commissioned by PILOT Nights / Warwick Arts Centre. Funded by Arts Council England