From craft fairs mixed with storytelling to a tea party in the woods, we create programmes that engage and twist people's perceptions on what to expect. We work with communities and young people to help them create something that expands their skillset and represents what their needs.
BBC Family Arts Festival
Boo! was a family arts day that was part of the BBC Get Creative Family Arts Festival. We turned a public cafe into an arts centre for a day, and programmed a series of activities suitable for all ages, from early years and upwards.
Across the day we had a variety of workshops, including costume making balloon decorating,bookmark making and creative writing. The event was nominated for Best Family Event as part of the Family Arts Festival Awards 2015.
Back on Track
For two years a group of young volunteers at Worcester Roots Foundation worked to transform a piece of abandoned railway into a sustainable celebration of the British countryside.
We worked with some of their 16-25 year olds to produce a launch event for the heritage lottery funded project.
The event saw a number of people from different communities descend upon rural Worcestershire, and a number of young artists spend the day at the trail creating art in response to it before sharing back at a tea party which was attended by a number of politicians.
Superhero and Play Days!
Supported by Worcestershire County Council and Worcester Play Council, we ran a number of workshops over the summer, including a superhero day of drama at New Hope centre for young people with learning differences.
Children had the chance to become their own superhero in a fun filled day that was loved by children and staff members alike.
We also held a day of clowning as part of Worcester Arts Workshop's open day. Young people could learn bubble magic and take part in a clowning journey that ended with them being given their official clown nose.
The Poetry Brothel
Since its inception in Brighton in 2007, The Poetry Brothel has become a worldwide phenomenon - with branches from New York to New Zealand and we run its successful Birmingham branch.
The event runs around every 6 months, where a series of poets join a number of artists to create an immersive experience around a particular theme, delivering intimate performances to members of the audience. Our themes to date have been 'beyond the veil' for Halloween, and 'woodland frolics' for Midsummer.