Cracked Tour 2017

"Tremendous cast and great enthusiasm. I was totally won over"

The insanities of modern Britain are laid bare in a new play that explored how easy it is for any one of us to fall through the cracks in society, and how hard it is to get back out. Visually stunning, with a unique physical language and steam punk aesthetic, this stunning performances from Collective Encounters Transitions […]

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Masterclass Programme 2018

Our Annual Masterclass programme is designed to develop the skills, knowledge and understanding of artists, administrators and project managers delivering participatory activities in the arts, museums and libraries. Demystifying evaluation: Measuring the social impact of participatory activities Friday 12th January 2018, 12.30pm – 4.00pm, Liverpool This half-day seminar will outline the theory and practicalities of […]

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Cracked 2017

Due to overwhelming popular demand Cracked is back for 6 shows in 2017. Cracked! Cracked: stark, exciting, important theatre for our difficult times. As benefit caps and cuts push more people into homelessness, as it becomes harder just to manage, as anxiety, fear and anger simmer barely below boiling point, the casualties of austerity and […]

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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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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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