Summer 2022 Round Up

It has been another busy Summer for Chol this year and we have had so much FUN! Here are some of the highlights from the last few months.

Listen 52 Performance and Celebration

On Saturday 30 July, our fantastic young cast performed ‘Listen 52’ at Site Gallery. This was part of the Freshly Squeezed Festival, a two-day festival of live music and workshops. The young people worked together with Chol staff and professional artists to devise and perform the theatre piece. The performance was inspired by research carried out earlier in the year with children and young people across Sheffield. The performance allowed the young people to share their concerns and fears with a well turned out audience, exploring future issues and topics that they feel we need to take action on today.

Days of Joy Exhibition

Although the Days of Joy programmed events ended earlier in June we have been able to extend the legacy of the work by touring the exhibition around various locations in Barnsley. The extended tour began in Hoyland Library, just down the road from two of the participating schools. On the 1st of September it then moved to Wombwell Library, where you can currently catch it. Finally, it will make one last stop later in September to Barnsley Library @ the Lightbox.

Three pounds in my Pocket – Performance 

We were delighted to be involved in Let’s Go Yorkshire’s event The WHITE LINE Celebration! Our new play ‘Three Pounds in My Pocket’ took to St George’s Square and and was performed in front of a packed out audience. This performance was part of a wider day of events that took place on Sunday 21 August, commemorating the 1947 British India partition and celebrated the 75th year of India and Pakistan’s independence through music, dance, theatre and film.

Summer Sessions in Woodlaithes, Rotherham 

The Cholavan had a busy summer this year touring locations in Rotherham and Huddersfield! 

During the summer holidays it played host to a variety of arts based activities for young people in the Woodlaithes area of Wickersley, Rotherham. Young creatives were able to try their hand in mask making, storyboarding, sculpting and animation!

Kirklees Summer Camps

After last year’s success we were thrilled to take the Cholavan out on tour again. The Summer Camps saw the travelling arts space delivering workshops to over 400 children across Kirklees in partnership with The Children’s Art School.

This year a fantastic range of visual arts practices, story-telling and imaginative play were enjoyed by hundreds of children and their families in Holmfirth, Dewsbury Town Centre, Ravensknowle Park, Netherton Community Centre amongst other locations. 

Thank you Kirklees Council and #HAF2022 for enabling these sessions to go ahead.

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