Shelly Ramsdale shares the latest from the theatre... Coffee Morning Group are a group of women from Oldham, Portugal, Bangladesh, Italy, Nigeria and Syria.
Their performance explored what their homes mean to them, sharing their traditions, differences and similarities.
Oldham Young Carers provide a range of diversionary activities for young people who provide help or support to a family member who could not otherwise manage.
Their performance explored their favourite memories from their homes – with a few changes for dramatic effect.
Young people’s mental health charity 42nd street provide free and confidential services to young people who are experiencing difficulties with their mental health and emotional wellbeing. Their performance focused on their ideal homes for the future and the history of their previous homes.
Working with First Choice Homes, Greenacres Primary ● School and Waterhead Academy brought collaborative poetry project, The Streets, to life, taking inspiration from their neighbourhoods.
AKSA and New Charter Homes Women’s Group meet at the theatre every week to share and discuss issues that are important to them and get involved in creative activities.
Their performance, The Moon, The Stars and Eid, shared and celebrated their favourite parts of Eid at home through storytelling, movement and comedy.
The Coliseum’s Community Partnership Scheme was launched in 2015, with funding from Respect our community Awards (ROCA), giving groups the opportunity to create and share a performance based on the themes of a play in the theatre’s programme.
The performances celebrate the collective identities of the groups involved and bring them together on Oldham’s historic stage. The Community Partnership Scheme is supported by New Charter Homes.
AKSA & New Charter Homes’ Women’s Group performing The Moon, The Stars and Eid