Case Studies

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…

Young Producers, Ellie and Marucia, Reflect on their time with Chol

Mauricia and Ellie, Young Producers at Chol, reflect on their online murder mystery investigation event We recently produced and delivered an online murder mystery investigation event. The goal was to create an immersive event with lots of audience participation and interaction. Due to Covid-19, we had to change and adapt the production and delivery of our event, overall leading us to explore…

Halloween Adventure

This Halloween we embarked on a collaborative adventure on our social media pages. Over the weekend we asked people to comment to find out what was behind the spooky door. All ideas were incorporated into this fantastic illustration by Ruth Dyer. If you took part in the adventure, have a look to see if you can find your idea lurking in the…

UNLOCK Film Festival

UNLOCK Film Festival roundup blog by Jasmine and Marucia. Unlock film festival 2020 was Chol Theatre’s first virtual Film Festival. We were lucky enough to be a part of it along with many other amazing young filmmakers and film companies. Opening Event The Unlock film festival kicked off with an online documentary making workshop with Emery Kash. Emery Kash is a documentary…

A New Life in Huddersfield

As part of the lead up to our latest performance ‘Made in Huddersfield‘, we wanted to share the documentary ‘A New Life in Huddersfield’ produced by Mandeep Samra for THE WHITE LINE heritage project in 2017/18. Mandeep has been an integral part of the production team for ‘Made in Huddersfield‘ and we are very lucky to have her wealth of knowledge informing…

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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