As we return to work after the Christmas break, we’ve been looking back at all the exciting things we got up to in 2018.
The year started with intense planning for Big Dreamers 2018. This three day Worcester arts festival had a packed programme full of workshops, film screenings and live performances. We had events for a wide range of age groups and relaxed performances and activities for YPWLD. Over the three days we had 40 people take part in workshops and 140 see a live performance!
2018 also saw the return of Creative Futures. In June we brought almost 100 secondary school students to The Hive for a day of arts workshops and got them thinking about what arts projects they would like to do in their school or community. We also created a series of short videos about arts professionals in Worcester, highlighting the career opportunities which exist in the arts.Check these out here
Our Outreach Office Katherine has been busy working alongside Open Theatre Company for our YPWLD project. She has been knocking on and knocking down doors around Worcestershire to develop conversations and plan non verbal drama workshops. With workshops in Chadsgrove School and Dines Green in Worcester we have so far engaged with 65 children and young people.
2018 saw the start of our two year Heritage Of Home Project. The project is off to a great start! We are working with 16-25 year olds to document the history of migration to Worcester. So far we have run two tours exploring the archives in Worcester and a portrait photography workshop.
At our end of year team meeting we reflected on the year and came up with some key terms.
"Positive" "Progress" "Ambition"
We have a lot to be excited for in 2019. We have our Ruckus sessions starting this month, more sessions planned for our YPWLD project and the next stage of our Heritage Of Home project.
Watch this space because 2019 is going to be a busy year!