Imaginary Communities

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…

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…

Funding success for Imaginary Communities

imaginary communities

We are over the moon to share that we have been successful in gaining funding support from Paul Hamlyn Foundation to work with partner schools across Yorkshire over the next four years. This funding enables us to share our Imaginary Communities approach with hundreds of teachers and thousands of children between now and 2025. This is a core element of our programme,…

Cholavan Summer Camps

The Cholavan has had a very busy summer making it’s way around Kirklees. We’ve been working with The Children’s Arts School to deliver creative summer camps across 6 different venues, making, creating, imagining and storytelling. The camps have been a great success and the Cholavan has certainly got off to a grand old start with it’s first summer on the road. We had many…

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…

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