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Young Producers Biennalle Call Out

We are looking for five young people aged 18-23 to join our Young Producers 6-week internship programme with the ‘Our Biennale’, the Kirklees arts festival for children and young people. The internship is taking place from Wednesday 18 May to Saturday 2 July. The details of the internship are as follows: You will gain first-hand experience of producing a festival (marketing, scheduling,…

Story Makers Research Event

On Thursday 26 May, Vicky Storey, Co-director at Chol, will be speaking at the Story Makers Research event, presented in partnership with Leeds Beckett University. Chol is proud to have been a lead partner of the Story Makers research project since it was established in 2017. Led by Leeds Beckett, the project connects teachers, artists and academics, in a bid to provide…

An Irish Welcome: A night to remember

An Irish Welcome: A night to remember

‘Is fearr cáirde ná ór!” (Friendship is better than gold). Stories shape our world, they can unite us and help us to eventually heal. Memory does that too.’  (From An Irish Welcome) On Friday 18 March, Chol Theatre presented An Irish Welcome, a play celebrating stories from the Irish community in Huddersfield.  Using testimonies and recorded interviews, and featuring a community cast, the…

Listen 52 Workshops

As part of Listen 52 we will be running a number of free creative workshops across the city to discover children and young people’s hopes and dreams about what their world will be like 30 years from now. These drama based workshops will use fun and creative activities to explore future themes and help us to develop our large scale performance in…

Memories of Our Square

Memories of Our Square

Huddersfield Local History Society are looking for local people’s stories about St. George’s Square.   Memories of Our Square has been set up to capture and share stories about the square, from any point in time. Thousands of people, from many different places, travel through the square on a daily basis; this project hopes to capture the area’s rich history as well as…

My trip to Dublin, Ireland, by Carly-Ann Clarke

An Irish Welcome

I was lucky enough to take a trip to The Emerald Isle a couple of weeks ago with my cousin Sarah. I’ve been writing the script for our upcoming show ‘An Irish Welcome’, so this was a fantastic opportunity for me to explore and research Irish culture in preparation. This project is extremely close to my heart – my dad is from…

Chol delivers Drama and Education Module at The University of Manchester for the fifth year

For the past five years, Vicky Storey, Co-Director at Chol, has delivered the Drama and Education Module to undergraduate drama students and trainee teachers at The University of Manchester. At the core of this module is exploring and learning about Chol’s signature drama education practice and pedagogy, the pioneering Imaginary Communities practice.   This year, the Drama Education Module continues. Sixteen second-year students…

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