Missing Statue

above the north porch of The Church of St John, Maddermarket

Over 16’s Competition Statue
Missing Statue

Missing Statue

above the north porch of The Church of St John, Maddermarket

Over 16’s Competition Statue
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written by: Tom Carver
animated by: Helen McDermott

With support from The National Lottery through Arts Council England, The National Centre for Writing and The Churches Conservation Trust

Tom Carver

competition winner: Tom Carver

“It was certainly an interesting challenge to write for a woman's voice though I wanted essentially to make her both human and local, while perhaps representing women anywhere.”

Tom Carver

Tom Carver is a professional actor, particularly in medical roleplay, training healthcare professionals in communications skills.

He studied, trained and qualified as a journalist on leaving school, and has written for national media including obituaries and ‘Other Lives’ for the Guardian as well as for the local press.

As a member of Crude Apache Theatre Company, he wrote biographies of Allan Smethurst, The Singing Postman, and Billy Bluelight (William Cullum) for plays about those characters.

The reformation left scars upon many churches and we chose to explore one of these empty spaces (or ‘missing statues) for our Over 16’s writing competition statue.

The Church of St John Maddermarket is an unusual city centre church, with an explosive history! Who stands here above the north porch, looking out over the churchyard, and what story does she have to tell?
Learn more about St John’s Maddermarket and its relationship with the Merchants, Mayors and Sheriffs of Norwich. Come in on an open day to discover their explorer bags and family friendly art and craft activities. The Churches Conservation Trust look after the Church and more information about their work and the Church can be found on their website  (https://www.visitchurches.org.uk/visit/church-listing/st-john-maddermarket.html)