BUDDING actors are wanted to take part in a special play during a day of celebrations in Droitwich.

People will work with a drama leader to create a short performance based on some of the memories and artefacts to do with the Droitwich Canals.

The event on Saturday, January 31 will start at 10am with creative sessions for the volunteer actors.

At 2pm the so-called Community Mind Map will be unveiled to the public when they will be able to discover more about the human stories behind the town’s canals with the help of a new CD rom developed as part of the project.

The canal restoration team will also be on hand to answer questions about the restoration project and the history of the canals.

Finally, to conclude the celebrations the Play In A Day will have its premiere at the Droitwich Community Hall, Heritage Way, at 4pm.

The Waterways Trust raised £10,000 from Awards For All for the project on behalf of Droitwich Canals Restoration Project to record the stories of the canals as told by the people who worked on and lived alongside them.

Pam Davey, chairman of the Droitwich Project Heritage Group, said: “Through this project we have been able to capture the stories of the canals as told by ordinary members of the public living in Droitwich and Worcestershire. It is really important to record the social history of these two great waterways and the part they played in people's lives so people using the restored canals in the future will understand the important role they played in the past.

“The Play In A Day is a fantastic way to bring these stories to life and will be a great experience for everyone who takes part.”

The celebration, including refreshments, is free of charge.