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£450
raised of £5,000 target by 15 supporters

Weʼre raising £5,000 to produce a community intergenerational theatre production celebrating the contributions to British history by Black historical characters.

London
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#CommunityTheatreMatters

2020 will go down in the history books as the year the world stood still and gasped in horror at two terrifying events. COVID 19 and the brutal killing of George Floyd, although his death brought the world together in protest during the pandemic and lockdown restrictions.

So how might these two events impact individuals from the Black community? As a race, dying in greater numbers from COVID and at the hands of those who should be protecting you. As adults, it is a humongous ask to see it as 'just the way things are'. So what do we ask of the children?

Through community theatre we will give children and older members of the community, an opportunity to express themselves, be exposed to difficult situations and how to manage these situations in a creative way. Using dance, drama and song we will raise their self-esteem, self-worth and give them a sense of belonging, while reducing the long term impact of isolation on their well-being and mental health.

The production features Dido Elizabeth Belle and incorporates a range of activities that will help to develop life-skills, including African drumming and animation. We have partnered with KING BEE Animation that has the following to say about the project:

“I am supporting this fantastic project as I believe it combines a number of qualities that are extremely important in educating young people. It works on two levels. First, it teaches about black history, broadens children’s knowledge of history, promotes diversity and inclusitivity. Secondly, it inspires children to explore key creative skills including signing, voice acting, designing and animating within an exciting project that will be seen by their friends and wider community. The entire project is extremely innovative and I am very proud to be involved.” Martyn Niman, Managing Director, King Bee Animation

Thank you for your support and looking forward to seeing you as a valued member of the audience.

Evadne, Artistic Director

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    Ripton Lindsay has captured the hearts of WOMAD audiences and participants worldwide with his inspirational dance and African drumming workshops. We are honoured that he has agreed to work with the children to create an original piece of music that will be form part of the production.

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    Lucy runs workshops to empower people to tell their own stories and develop new creative life-skills. "Visual communication is a powerful tool. It speaks directly to people often without them being fully aware of the layers of meaning being conveyed. How important is it then to untangle these messages and create images that you are in control of. To build and protect you own cultural collateral, and to be the agent of your future. Lucy Lee, Animation Production & Training

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    Our partner King Bee Animation will inspires the children to explore key creative skills within this exciting project that will form part of the production.

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Supporters

15

  • Academy Achievers

    Academy Achievers

    Apr 29, 2021

    Excellent work

    £50.00

  • Chinedu Onyali

    Chinedu Onyali

    Apr 27, 2021

    £30.00

  • Susan Service

    Susan Service

    Apr 26, 2021

    Keep going as it is for an excellent cause!

    £50.00

  • AV

    AV

    Apr 24, 2021

    This is an amazing project. I have seen all performances which is truly inspiring and so educational. Well done Evadne and team and really looking forward to the next project.

  • Errol Campbell

    Errol Campbell

    Apr 19, 2021

    £20.00

  • Verna Duncan

    Verna Duncan

    Apr 12, 2021

    Doing a fantastic job. Keep up the good work!

    £30.00

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    Apr 12, 2021

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Sing a Book

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Our aim to engage the BAME community aged 7-18 & 55+ who would not normally have access to the arts. They will learn new forms of communication in a range of unique and creative ways, develop self-expression and confidence, while reducing isolation for our older members.

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