THE RIVER TEIGN RESTORATION PROJECT

Safeguarding the future of our rivers

The River Teign Restoration Project is funded by The National Lottery Heritage Fund and is a partnership project intended at raising the profile of The River Teign among the local community and to ask questions about why the numbers of Salmon and other fish have declined in the river over the past years, including an interrogation of the human impact on the river’s ecosystem.

MED Theatre is one of the project’s lead partners and is responsible for working with local schools and youth centres to introduce young people to the themes of the project. We are also creating a community play inspired by the themes of the project and running a poetry workshop, inviting you to submit your own creative response to the river.

What's it about?

For many years now, the number of Salmon, Brown Trout and other fish in the River Teign has been on the decline. The River Teign Restoration Project aims to explore why this might be, particularly in mind of the Salmon, the numbers of which are a good indicator of the health of a river.

From ‘Salmon’s Leap’ in the north of Dartmoor, to where the river meets the sea in Teignmouth, we hope to help people understand their local river better, while also finding the joy already felt by so many through interacting with the natural habitat and the many living things that call it home.

How to get involved

MED Theatre have now cast the SALMON community play which will be performed outdoors in September 2021.

We are also offering FREE WORKSHOPS to the first ten schools and youth settings to book with us.

If you are interested in the workshops or in volunteering for us on the production dates, please email our Education Officer Helen on helengilbert@medtheatre.co.uk