OLD­HAM COLI­SEUM

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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

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