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£145raised of £500 target by 9 supporters

    Weʼve raised £145 to support Capall Dorcha Theatre Company

    Ardrossan, UK
    Funded on Monday, 18th June 2018

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    The Cause:

    Capall Dorcha Theatre Company is a local not-for-profit social enterprise based in Ardrossan. Did you know that adults and children living in North Ayrshire have statistically the lowest cultural attendance in the whole of Scotland?

    Capall Dorcha Theatre Company founded in 2015 has successful started to increase these numbers with over 200- patrons attending one of our small theatre performances in the West of Scotland and through ‘Ensemble’, our educational outreach programme, we have created a series of professional development educational workshops, visiting North Ayrshire and Arran schools and including a week long workshop free of charge to allow young people to work with artists in their local area increasing arts participation in one of Scotland most deprived areas. To date over 2100 young people have participated in our workshops that have been free of charge to allow allowing any young person the equal opportunity to take part.

    So why are you raising funds?

    Last year we set up a Youth Board where young people told me what they wanted to take part in within theatre arts, I personally wanted to do something to support them, They told me they just want a chance to take part in the arts, and put on a show, and if we sold tickets could we keep that money to buy tickets to see as they quoted 'a real show' in Glasgow.

    So, what I would like to do is raise funds to give to the youth board to make a decision on how best to support young people within the organisation for them to decide how that money is spent. For example, this year the board has decided how our professional development workshop should run and how best to engage with young people.

    For me its about doing theatre differently and putting young people at the heart of our organisation to become both social and cultural entrepreneurs become the future generation supporting our local communities.

    Example of Spending:

    £170 – free workshop for up to 60 young people

    £240 – 20 tickets for young people to attend a show in Glasgow

    £1310 – 540 young people take part in a theatre workshop in 11 locations in North Ayrshire.

    £5370 – 40 young people take part in a 30-hour professional development workshop.

    If 668 people donated £10 each to my campaign 580 young people could attend a workshop or week long professional development workshop with thanks to your support.

    What I will do:

    Currently I am in training to cycle the island of Arran! Yes, the whole island! The whole circular route which is approx. 57 miles and will take roughly 6hrs hours to complete.

    Why support me?

    I believe in the transformation that the arts can bring to a local community, for North Ayrshire and Ardrossan, where the organisation is based. I was lucky enough to train as an actor at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff, Wales. Which the local area helped support me in gaining my education in 2012. On returning I founded Capall Dorcha Theatre Company and have worked endlessly to give back to the community that invested in me. To which my aim is for more people in the local area can get involved and create theatre by doing theatre differently.

    I appreciate you reading this page and if you want to join me or find out more information about the organisation or my cycle challenge do please get in touch.

    Capall Dorcha Theatre Company is a company limited by guarantee SC503999 based in Scotland.




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    • Deborah Cruickshank

      Deborah Cruickshank

      Jun 16, 2018

      Well done Barry, what an achievement!


    • Alice Squire

      Alice Squire

      May 14, 2018


    • Janette McBlain

      Janette McBlain

      May 11, 2018


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      May 4, 2018



    • Suzy Hands

      Suzy Hands

      May 4, 2018

      Good luck - not that you need it! x


    • Denise Burns

      Denise Burns

      May 4, 2018

      Good luck Barry.. I will wait in the bar for you 😘


    • Paul Fisher

      Paul Fisher

      May 3, 2018

      Good luck, mate! You'll smash the cycle and the target!


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    Barry Robertson

    Barry Robertson

    Ardrossan, UK

    I am the founder and CEO of Capall Dorcha Theatre Company. Thanks for visiting my page, where my aim is to raise as much funding through cycling round the island of Arran for the Capall Dorcha Youth Board. Where young people have a say in how our social enterprise runs

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