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Angry Girls

What is it to be an angry girl? Feel the fury.  Have you ever felt spoken down to, talked over and ignored? When have you felt objectified or unsafe? Do you feel frustrated by the world around you and its expectations? Chol’s Angry Girls sessions will use a variety of creative outlets that invite you to explore what it is to be…

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…

2021 In Review

What a fantastic, jam-packed year we have had here at Chol. We wanted to take this opportunity to reflect back on some of the highlights of 2021! In January, we were delighted to announce that we smashed our fundraising target, raising over £15,000 for the Cholavan – our outreach mobile unit – made possible by generous donations from our wonderful friends and…

Chol explores Windrush Generation with Schools

windrush mural

‘When you look at me, I hope you see… ‘ Throughout the Autumn term, Chol has been working with young people in Kirklees exploring the Windrush generation, with a common theme throughout being the notion of belonging in a multi-cultural Britain, looking at our diversities and celebrating them while honouring our history.  To be seen and be a part of something has been…

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…

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