Author page: Chol

Performance: Run of The Mill

Saturday 24th August @ 2.30pm & 3.30pm We’re gearing up to create a new young people’s performance  RUN OF THE MILL at Colne Valley Museum.This site-specific performance, directed by Olivia Race, explores our industrial past, present and future. With choreography by Jess Woodhead and costume by Emma Williams. Created & Performed by Chol’s YARN company of young performers. Details SATURDAY 24th AUGUST…

A Whole New Walkley

Chol’s Residency at Walkley Library July 2019 We had a fantastic time meeting and creating with over 100 participants at Walkley Library during the heatwave of July 2019. Over the space of our 4 day mini residency there were a number of different workshops on offer for all ages. We began with a (very) warm welcome and an introduction workshop to volunteers…

Run Of The Mill: Call for Performers

Are you aged 14-19? Based in or near Kirklees? Interested in making and creating? We are casting community performers for RUN OF THE MILL, a site-specific performance exploring our industrial past, present and future. You will be working with Olivia Race & Jess Woodhead & the show takes place at Colne Valley Museum on Saturday 24th August. Rehearsals will be at Lawrence…

Chol Residency at Walkley Library

Drama and Animation Activities at Walkley Library POSTED JULY 7, 2019 BY CHOL THEATRE This summer we’re running a two-day programme of events at Walkley Library in Sheffield. Taking place on Friday 26th and Saturday 27th July, the events are open to the public and completely free (see poster images below for all the details). These activities are part of a longer partnership with the…

A New Chapter for Imaginary Communities

Chol’s approach to drama education, Imaginary Communities (IC), is entering an exciting new chapter. Let’s leaf through the story so far… The Story So Far Imaginary Communities (IC) is Chol’s unique approach to drama education. IC promotes play and imagination to aid writing and integrate theatre into the wider curriculum. In giving children the opportunity to create their own worlds and characters…

Be a Young Ambassador for Woven Festival!

As part of the Woven, a textiles festival happening in Kirklees this summer, Chol are launching Young Ambassadors Right Now (YARN), a new programme that will empower 14-19-year-olds to grow knowledge of local craft and heritage amongst young people in Kirklees. Why become a young ambassador?Woven festival is just the beginning of a long-term programme focused on the rich history of textile…

University of Manchester Case Study

As part of our work, we train drama undergraduate students and trainee teachers in our groundbreaking Imaginary Communities practice. One notable example of this is at the University of Manchester, where Vicky Storey, Creative Director at Chol, has been teaching IC on the Drama in Education module for the second year running.  Jordan Jones was one of the students on last year’s course,…

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