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The Sofa Sessions

The Sofa Sessions is a podcast series, part of a new programme of work “Popped-Up” by Parley. Throughout the series Victoria McCorkell spoke to a number or individuals and arts organisations to discuss their work in arts and culture in Kirklees and the impact of, and response to COVID-19. We were delighted to be part of these sessions you can find Chol’s…

Creative Opportunities in Kirklees

YOUNG PEOPLE CALL OUT! Are you interested in a summer performance opportunity? Look no further! We will be holding an online drop in session on Monday the 29th of June from 2pm for anyone aged 14-19 who is interested in our new performance opportunity. This brand new performance will be inspired by past and present stories and opportunities connected to local industrial…

@Home with Chol

Our communities may be changing around us, but some things remain the same. The birds are still singing in the trees; the bees are buzzing, and children and young people are as creative as ever. They have time at home to draw, sing, and play to their heart’s content. Get Creative @Home Is your fridge gallery already over-subscribed? Have your young artists…

Before Everything Changed!

Before everything changed, Chol had been on an absolute high. We’d launched our new project Tall Shadows at a busy reception of young people, community workers, artists and families at the Crucible, with poet Otis Mensah performing as our guest. Proud parents and carers beamed as we introduced our 6 new young producers, 3 new company ambassadors and presented a performance by…

Hello from Hannah

Reflections On My First Few Months At Chol For those whom I haven’t yet met, my name is Hannah and I’m the new General Manager at Chol. Lovely to meet you! As I’m almost three months into my time here, I thought a first appearance on our blog and reflection on my time so far was long overdue. Previous to my arrival…

Coronavirus (Covid 19) Full Statement

Coronavirus (Covid 19) Full Statement With the ongoing developments around Coronavirus (COVID-19) we wanted to provide an update on our current operation and plans during these difficult times. We are closely monitoring the situation and are following the latest advice from the Government, Public Health England and project funders, Arts Council England and Paul Hamlyn Foundation, regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) Chol is still open for business!…

Click Tour 2020

Click Tour 2020! We’ve had incredible 3 weeks touring our new show Click – The Internet Genie. A children’s show all about the wonders and perils of the web. Sally-Ann Staunton and Amber Gilmour played in total 9 different characters which we must say was pretty impressive. It’s been a very eventful few weeks, from leaving part of the set outside a school…

Tall Shadows Launch

We are so excited to announce the launch of our brand new project Tall Shadows. Our new Sheffield Story Collective is a young people’s cultural project bringing together children, young people, facilitators, artists, digital technology and venues in new ways. Come to our launch on Thursday 12th March to find out more and see how you can get involved! Details below.

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