Highly Sprung receive national award for Community Rail Celebration

Highly Sprung receive national award for Community Rail Celebration
By Sarah
19th October 2022


Highly Sprung are delighted  to have won in the national Community Rail  Awards 2022, for best Community Engagement project. In partnership with Heart of England Community Rail Partnership, Coventry City Council and Avanti West Coast Rail.


In Transit was a newly commissioned performance, made in celebration of Coventry railway station. Together we marked the station’ 60th anniversary and also the opening of a new and improved wing.  The show was presented in May 2022 as a part of Coventry Station Community Day – a celebration packed with fun activities and performances for all ages, looking ahead to a greener future for the city.


Thank you to the brilliant team who made this possible – a special Sprung thank you goes to: 


Behind the scenes: 

Alka Droch, Hayley Salter, Julia Singleton-Tasker, Craig Mortiboys, Sarah Worth, Emily Robertson, Mark Worth, Zoe Drinkwater and Cheryl Revill.


Costumes, lighting and design:

Nicola Richardson & Marianne Taviner of Vortex Creates, Arnim Friess and Pete Herbert.


Our Commonwealth Connections schools:

Earlsdon Primary, Moseley Primary School, Finham Park 2, Corpus Christi, Riverbank Academy and Coundon Court.


Our associate artists and performers:  

Katie Albon, Jacob Lander , Colleen Hedley,  Bethany Storie , Stefania Catarinella and Sarah Rabone.



Read more in the awards booklet here. 



In Transit highlights reel: