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Introducing Lauren Townsend – Lead Producer of the Kirklees Windrush Mural

Lauren Townsend, Chol’s Associate Artist and Producer, announces the Kirklees Windrush Mural funding success. After joining the Chol team as a Chol-operative Associate Artist in 2020 I have been excited to bring ideas to the table that: are ambitious; allow myself and the wider the team to continue scaling up our practice; widen Chol’s remit of delivery beyond theatre; and engage new…

A Flock of Stories

A Flock of Stories will explore local people’s stories in connection to Old Moor and the surrounding area’s industrial and cultural heritage and develop them into a theatrical modern storywalk trail. Chol will build on old archives and make new connections to create a brand new interactive promenade performance about the history of the local Yorkshire coalfield on the site of the…

Chol continues creative partnership with Kirklees Libraries

For three years, Chol has been in a collaborative partnership with Kirklees Libraries, delivering empathy-themed workshops to young people. The project aims to introduce children and young people to empathy. This is achieved through reading and delivering other creative activities that highlight different life experiences. These activities provide participants with the tools and understanding to be more aware of the feelings and…

Chol hosts TimeCrashers, taking audience members on an ‘innovative’ journey through Sheffield’s history

Taking place over two days, Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 April, ‘TimeCrashers’ was the final event in the Tall Shadows project. The event was directed and produced by Chol’s Creative Director Lauren Ash, with a talented mix of professional artists and young people who made up the performance cast and production team. TimeCrashers boasted a combination of live performance, filmed footage and…

Tall Shadows – The Story So Far…

Chol’s Tall Shadows project continues to create social artistic experiences for young people throughout lockdown. Tall Shadows – The Sheffield Story Collective was launched in February 2020. The project aimed to engage with groups of young people from across the city of Sheffield to develop and launch spaces in everyday locations where they could discuss issues they felt were important. In response…

Performers Wanted!

CALL OUT FOR PERFORMERS!! Are you aged 15-21 and interested in being part of a brand new online performance? Chol are looking for participants to get involved with our online community project to reimagine Sheffield’s colourful past. As a participant you will work with industry professionals to bring to life an online performance event in the style of an escape room! The…

Thank You to All Our Supporters!

WE HIT OUR TARGET! On behalf of everyone at Chol, we want to say a huge THANK YOU for all the support and encouragement we’ve had from you all over the last couple of months. We could NOT have done this without you. By supporting us on this journey you are making it possible for us to provide meaningful opportunities for children…

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