The Social Impact of the Arts in Liverpool report published

In November 2016 Liverpool City Council commissioned Collective Encounters to research the social benefit and impact on communities of the Culture Liverpool Investment Programme (CLIP) 2015/2016. The contents and findings in this report are mainly drawn from existing data held by LCC and research interviews conducted with a small number of arts organisations. – The […]

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Class Act

We have an exciting announcement! Our youth theatre have been working really hard on a new show called Class Act and we are delighted to announce that it will be performed on Friday 11th and Saturday 12th of August in The Black-E Liverpool. What is Class Act? An immersive theatrical experience, with the audience sat […]

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Third Age Companys’ “Excellent” Wealth is Health Tour

Collective Encounters’ Third Age Company took their fabulous cabaret style performance, Wealth is Health on an incredible tour in July, performing in a variety of arts, health and community venues in Liverpool and beyond.   Venues and Dates Parr Library, St Helens – Friday 9th June Extra Care, Coventry – Saturday 10th June The Albany […]

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We’re changing our Manifesto

For the past few months I’ve alternately hidden from and immersed myself in the mainstream news media as it reports the failures of our western democracies and the crisis of Capitalism….Trump’s first 100 days, the rise of the extreme right, elections across Europe. I listen avidly as every day something important seems to happen, and […]

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Wealth Is Health Tour 2017

Wealth is Health offers a satirical and fresh look at health inequalities in the UK. Wealth is Health draws upon nine months of field research undertaken in older people’s settings, and desk research into the social and economic factors that influence an individual’s health and life expectancy. Directed by Amanda Redvers Rowe and written by […]

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Collective Encounters Masterclass Programme 2017

Background and expertise: Collective Encounters specialises in Theatre for Social Change and is committed to developing innovative and exemplary participatory practices. Over the last 11 years the company has shaped its own unique approach through collaborating with a wide range of vulnerable and marginalised communities, and has gained an excellent reputation both nationally and internationally […]

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Greetings from Skellefteå! – An update on part two of our Swedish Exchange from Youth Theatre members

  A quick update (in-between theatre making, storytelling, snow fights and warming meals) from two Youth Theatre members on what they’ve been up to during part two of their exchange with Västerbottensteatern British/Swedish Culture & Weather Mark   Greetings from Skellefteå! All is well and we’re enjoying the abundant snow from just outside the Arctic Circle. Some are […]

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In Memory of Iain Copeland

We are really sad to announce that a Transitions Core group member and mentor passed away in November 2016. Iain Copeland was great group member, he was funny, intuitive, creative and he said it how he saw it. Through his time with Collective Encounters, he performed in four different plays in a variety of settings. […]

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Animation Project with Sefton Young Carers

“I personally feel very proud of myself”


Last Summer we worked with PSS to deliver animation workshops with Sefton Young Carers. Over 10 sessions the young people worked with professional film maker Annie Woodson to learn animation techniques such as green screen and stop motion. Under the direction of Collective Encounters Youth Theatre Director Ben Mellor they created characters and developed a […]

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Arts & Dementia Masterclass

The knowledge of both facilitators was absolutely fantastic. Great day! I feel truly inspired.

Previous participant

Background and expertise: Over the past 8 years Collective Encounters has amassed considerable experience working in the field of arts and dementia. We have delivered a long-term programme of creative arts workshops with people living with dementia and their carers in community and care home settings; toured performances in care homes; developed performance work to be […]

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