The People's Pageant
On 16 June 2019, the meadows of Runnymede set the stage for The People’s Pageant, a performance created by artist Estella Castle, inspired by the 1934 Runnymede Pageant.
Throughout 2019 the National Trust is inviting audiences to discover the dramatic, often hidden histories of the landscapes around them as part of the People’s Landscapes theme.
Over the past few months artist Estella Castle has been working collaboratively with local historians, community leaders and groups to assemble a range of contemporary and historic myths and stories.The People's Pageant was performed on 16 June 2019 and was inspired by and created by the stories and skills of the local community. This is part of Trust New Art, the National Trust’s programme of contemporary arts and supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.
" I felt the injection of humour was just right. I felt it appealed to all age groups and the story telling was very clear. It has made me want to investigate local history and stories for myself. "
The People’s Pageant is part of Runnymede Explored, supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, a five year project which will transform the way in which visitors experience Runnymede through new pathways, interpretation and community connections.