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Volunteers wanted to take part in Preston Passion

Posted on - 14th December, 2011 - 5:49pm | Author - | Posted in - News, Preston Guild
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Hollywood star Michael Sheen took over Port Talbot for three days earlier this year to perform a Passion play, it attracted critical acclaim and involved thousands of people from the town

A live BBC drama depicting the Passion of Christ and set in the city is recruiting for volunteers.

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The event was revealed by Blog Preston earlier this week and Guild organisers are looking for the local community to get involved in the action.

The Preston Passion will take place on Good Friday during Guild Year and will screened live on BBC1, and will be a live action re-telling of the Passion story.

Aaqil Ahmed, Commissioning Editor Religion and Head of Religion & Ethics says: “This very exciting and unique programme will form the centre piece of the BBC’s religious programming for 2012. The combination of live spectacle and new contemporary drama will be a real must see event, and I am delighted to be able to work with the Preston Guild and the people of Preston to bring this programme to BBC viewers.”

The story is set to include landmarks across the city and a helicopter scene shooting a man-made cross of 2,000 people from above.

Organisers want to see local people, churches and community groups involved in the re-telling and are asking people to sign up via the Preston Guild website.

Stella Hall, Director of the Preston Guild says: “We are delighted to be working in partnership with the BBC, in one of the landmark events of this year’s celebration for the city. This major Guild project demonstrates our commitment to delivering a programme of events that will include people from all backgrounds and age groups guaranteeing a production to be proud of.”

Will you be taking part in the Preston Passion? Are you excited about the event? Let us know in the comments below

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