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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…

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…

‘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…

Tales from the Hudd

Tales from the Hudd We were delighted to respond to a request from friends of the Tolson Museum, to present a performance in the Memorial Gardens in this Centenary Year of the Battle of the Somme. We created a piece inspired by objects and characters connected to the Museum. James Nichols and Carly performed an original piece to a lovely audience, including…

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