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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…

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…

Meet Gala – Our Work Experience Student!

POSTED OCTOBER 4, 2018 BY CHOL THEATRE “O she doth teach the torches to burn bright” Hi, I’m Gala Baldacci, I’m 15 years old and I go to the North Halifax Grammar School. As part of my year 11 work experience I have been lucky enough to work with Chol Theatre on their ‘Our Biennale’ residency at the North Huddersfield Trust School to help with their production…

A History of Pleasure Grounds

POSTED SEPTEMBER 20, 2018 BY CHOL THEATRE [Blog post by Lauren Ash] This Saturday 22nd September, history will be repeated as audience members witness scenes of a bygone era when a popular leisure industry of the past is brought to life. The leisure business expanded rapidly throughout the Victorian period as a variety of pleasure pursuits became accessible and available to the wider public. This change occurred…

Spirit of the Suffragettes 1918 – free drama workshop

POSTED DECEMBER 15, 2017 BY CHOL THEATRE The year 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of some women, those of property and over the age of 30, in the UK gaining the right to vote. In celebration of this we are currently developing an exciting theatre and heritage project. We are looking at the impact of the First World War on women’s lives, how they changed not only…

‘No Limits to Learning’

POSTED DECEMBER 7, 2017 BY CHOL THEATRE We are working with Hull 2017 City of Culture  on their ‘No Limits to Learning’ CPD project which aims to unleash the artist within every teacher through its innovative programme. Here’s a beautiful film they’ve put together about our work. For more information on the ‘No Limits’ project visit: https://www.hull2017.co.uk/guides/no-limits/

Half a Smile

Half a Smile We had a great time working in collaboration with the Oldham Coliseum on an inter-faith project with young people from the town. Together with Vicky and Balvinder Sopal, the group devised a piece of theatre, exploring what faith meant to them. “Why don’t people smile anymore?” This was the focus point of the piece, exploring how even half a…

Museums of Imagination

POSTED AUGUST 3, 2016 BY CHOL THEATRE I remember my first trip to the Natural History Museum, walking into the enormous building, and facing the gigantic dinosaur skeleton just through the entrance. A reminder of how small I was, and yet, it invoked an enormous curiosity and my imagination as to what this incredible creature was and how they lived? A few weeks ago I…

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