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Chol at heart of HSHAZ Heritage action

In September 2021, the Chol team were delighted to be involved in the Huddersfield High Street Heritage Action Zone (HSHAZ) Cultural Programme Heritage Open Day. HSHAZ is a a three-year project that aims to revitalise the Huddersfield high street through a range of capital regeneration, community, and cultural initiatives, supported by Historic England in partnership with Kirklees Council. Chol are leading the HSHAZ Consortium,…

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,…

Flock of Stories a flying success!

Flock of Stories

The sun always seems to shine on Chol shows, and it certainly did for the Flock of Stories performances at the RSPB Old Moor, in a play inspired by stories gathered from the local mining community of Barnsley, collected by Chol Director, Mandy with support from our wonderful volunteer, Jayne. The final performance took place on Sunday 26 September, and we were…

Listen 52 Call Out

Calling 16-21 year-olds, based in or around Sheffield who would like to be part of our radical new, year-long project Listen 52. You DO NOT need any formal arts training to apply for this – we want to hear from people with a passion for social, environmental or economic justice with a creative soul! As part of this 1.5 day-a-month paid position…

Flock of Stories Performance

Chol presents ‘Flock of Stories’ at RSPB Old Moor‘s reserve for their first Heritage Day! There is free entry to the reserve. Come along to discover more about the Dearne Valley’s history alongside the wildlife there today. Heritage Day Flock of Stories is a brand new theatre performance devised and created by Chol. The performance has been inspired by oral histories collected over the…

Introducing Lauren Townsend – Lead Producer of the Kirklees Windrush Mural

Lauren Townsend, Chol’s Associate Artist and Producer, announces the Kirklees Windrush Mural funding success. After joining the Chol team as a Chol-operative Associate Artist in 2020 I have been excited to bring ideas to the table that: are ambitious; allow myself and the wider the team to continue scaling up our practice; widen Chol’s remit of delivery beyond theatre; and engage new…

A Flock of Stories

A Flock of Stories will explore local people’s stories in connection to Old Moor and the surrounding area’s industrial and cultural heritage and develop them into a theatrical modern storywalk trail. Chol will build on old archives and make new connections to create a brand new interactive promenade performance about the history of the local Yorkshire coalfield on the site of the…

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