Make Your Mark at UK Youth Parliament North West

“It remains the case that more than 400 MPs, 62% of the total, are white men aged over 40 and serving MPs are not representative of the general population’ – Parliament (2016) Over the last ten years there has been a widely held view that young people are apathetic and reluctant to play a role […]

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Make Your Mark!

Make your Mark offers young people across the North West the chance to directly influence the decision makers that shape their lives. Make Your Mark will use a theatre technique called Legislative Theatre as a means to communicate young people’s views on current social and political issues to local councillors, MP’s, MEP’s and civil servants […]

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Youth Theatre Perform Changing Words at The Everyman

Last month saw the culmination of our Clore-Duffield Literature Awards-funded project, Changing Words. For the last six months, youth theatre members have been exploring the work of political playwrights past and present, receiving writing masterclasses from artists including Luke Wright, Rommi Smith and Lizzie Nunnery and writing their own original pieces of political theatre. These […]

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Transitions perform at NPSS conference

On Tuesday 1st September 2015, Transitions were invited to perform at the National Practitioner Support Service (NPSS) National Conference. NPSS is a service designed specifically to support Local Authorities to achieve continuous improvement in front line housing services. The conference was attended by members of local authorities from across the country. The Group performed scenes […]

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“A must see” – Farewell Welfare

Enlightening on how austerity keeps effecting people. Powerful.

Audience member

Over the last few months of 2015, Transitions met in various hubs around Merseyside to discuss and workshop ideas around what austerity means to the everyday lives of Great Britain’s most vulnerable people. The resulting show was the fantastic Farewell Welfare: A Cabaret a Cutting and Chopping, comprised of songs and skits telling tales of woe and […]

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Farewell Welfare at The Unity Theatre

On Thursday 1st October a few of our Farewell Welfare cast members performed a selection of sketches and songs from the show as a companion piece to Lampadusa. The show was fantastic, everyone had brilliant time and we gave the audience a taste of what they can expect when the show tours Merseyside at the beginning of […]

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Farewell Welfare: a cabaret of cutting & chopping

  Collective Encounters is delighted to announce bookings have now opened for our Christmas 2015 Cabaret touring arts & community settings in the North West.   Roll up, roll up and join us for an austerity extravaganza! Delightful tales of woe and welfare in 21st century Britain. With songs, skits and laughs a-plenty, we’ll tell […]

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Continent Chop Chop: austerity, refugees & climate destruction

Performance & Workshops of Continent Chop Chop coming to Liverpool in November Who controls the narrative of climate change? What are the connections between climate change and poverty? How does the wider climate of austerity and scapegoating of migrants connect with climate change? And why should anyone care when they don’t have enough to eat? […]

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Live & Learn Symposium: A Celebration of Arts and Older People, 12th September 2015

Join us for a celebration of arts activity with, by and for older people. This afternoon event will take place on Saturday 12th September, 12:30pm-4pm at The Poppy Centre, Townsend Lane, Liverpool and is for older people, artists, carers, policy makers and anyone interested in good theatre. The event will include: a performance of Wealth is Health by […]

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New performances from CEYT

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