Instant Light brings together the talents of storyteller Sara Maitland, Newcastle-based dance company BALLETLORENT and a circus troupe to tell of a love affair inspired by the local invention of the friction match
She is also the author of this story imagining 19th Century chemist John Walker, inventor of the friction match
, and his fateful meeting with a circus performer called Vesta on Stockton High Street.
The Instant Light story continues on Friday and Saturday with "Love Struck", the story of the meeting of John Walker and Vesta from the circus and the invention of the friction match
Until the invention of the friction match
in the 1830s, households needed to maintain a constant fire rather than continually having to lay and kindle one for cooking and hot water.
15) and its claims of a "lack of interest" in relation to Stockton's railway heritage and the town's connection with the likes of friction match
inventor, John Walker.
SPLENDIFEROUS A Joint expression of sorrow B Kind of friction match
C Wonderful who am I?
THIS dramatic photograph capturing the striking of a friction match
has been unveiled as a giant piece of art in Stockton.
From well-known objects such as the Turbinia (maritime innovation) and the Locomotion (railway ingenuity), there was also more unusual and surprising ones like a dictaphone belonging to local author, Catherine Cookson, the world's first windscreen wiper and a friction match