Elected Mayor of Watford welcomed Javier Haulinga
Elected Mayor of Watford Dorothy Thornhill recently welcomed Javier Haulinga, a Kichwa Indian, to Watford. Javier has travelled from his home in the Ecuadorian Amazon Rainforest for the first time to help promote a theatre production at the Pump House Theatre.
During his visit, he talked to Dorothy about his experience of travelling outside of the Amazon as well as his involvement in the unique production Rainforest Dreams. Delivered by award winning drama group Pump House Children & Youth Theatre (CYT) it gives audiences the extraordinary opportunity to meet and speak to Javier.
Elected Mayor of Watford, Dorothy Thornhill, said: “Watford is a leading destination for high profile, exciting and hard hitting shows, which the council supports and promotes. Rainforest Dreams is no exception. It was wonderful to meet Javier and speak to him about his experience travelling to the UK for the first time, and particularly about this thought-provoking production. People should go along to the Pump House and see for themselves the destruction that pollution and deforestation has caused.”
Rainforest Dreams looks at the devastation of the rainforest from the indigenous Indians perspective of depicting what they have to live with on a day to day basis, using rare footage captured in March 2017 as a backdrop for the actors on stage.
The show runs this Thursday 22 March at 7.30pm, Friday 23 March at 7.30pm or Saturday 24 March 2018 at 2.30pm or 7.30pm and tickets cost £5 each. To book visit: pumphousecyt.info or call 0333 666 3366.