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Chol unveils large-scale Windrush Mural in Kirklees  

Chol is delighted to unveil their large-scale mobile Windrush Mural in Kirklees, a culmination of a six-month Windrush Generation project, presented in collaboration with Milton Brown of Kirklees Local Television (KLTV) and artist Natasha Clarke. The project has been an exploration of the lives and shared experiences of Kirklees’ Windrush Generation, highlighting the vibrance and energy that the Windrush Generation has brought…

Listen 52: Meet the Team

LISTEN 52 is a youth leadership and arts engagement project in Sheffield, leading to an ambitious city centre performance in Summer 2022.  Local Young Producer Interns will work with professional Artists and the Chol team to discover young people’s hopes and fears about what their world will be like, thirty years from now. The Listen 52 team will hit the road in…

Artist Profile: Abigail Barker

The HSHAZ programme is dedicated to commissioning new artwork. Last year, we put out a call for creative practitioners to respond to Huddersfield’s Heritage Action Zone, one of the incredible applicants we selected is artist Abigail Barker. Abigail is a mosaic artist from Liversedge. Her practice consists of large-scale artwork made in collaboration with communities, bespoke personal commissions and workshops for small…

Young people of Barnsley – we need you!

Call to Action – Arts in Barnsley This June, Chol looks forward to producing ‘Festival Of Joy’ themed activity for young people based in Barnsley, in collaboration with the Open College of Arts (OCA) and Fusion (the Barnsley LCEP).  With their joined-up knowledge and skill-sets of working in multiple disciplines of the arts, the three organisations aim to create a balanced and…

An Irish Welcome

As part of HSHAZ, ‘An Irish Welcome’ is a play which celebrates and explores stories from the Irish community in Huddersfield. Using testimonies and recorded interviews and featuring a community cast, the performance will showcase the Irish Community’s history and experiences of arriving and living in Huddersfield. The show will take place on 18 March 2022 at The Irish Centre, Huddersfield. On…

Angry Girls

What is it to be an angry girl? Feel the fury.  Have you ever felt spoken down to, talked over and ignored? When have you felt objectified or unsafe? Do you feel frustrated by the world around you and its expectations? Chol’s Angry Girls sessions will use a variety of creative outlets that invite you to explore what it is to be…

Caring and Creative Schools Offers 2021-22

We are delighted to share the news that we have recently been successful in gaining funding from Paul Hamlyn Foundation to continue our caring and creative work in schools across Yorkshire until 2025.  We are now looking for a number of partner schools who are interested in co-developing and enhancing their creative and caring approaches in the classroom and across their school.  …

Chol announces new partnership with Sheffield College

Starting in January 2022 and finishing in June 2022, Chol will be working on a brand new partnership with Sheffield College. Chol will become resident at the college, introducing students to work in community theatre and drama education, and training a group of students in Chol’s flagship story-making methodology ‘Imaginary Communities’. The students will be supported to work as facilitators in local…

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