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Collective Encounters is a professional arts organisation specialising in theatre for social change through collaborative practice. We use theatre to engage those on the margins of society, telling untold stories and tackling the local, national and international concerns of our time.

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COMING SOON: The Legend of the Mernix

May 20th, 2021|

The Legend of the Mernix is a unique multimedia experience created collaboratively by the citizens and artists of Bootle, Birkenhead and Collective Encounters. The story of the Mernix is as old as the wind. She [...]

Fight for the Future: Visual Podcast

March 12th, 2021|

In early 2021, young people from Pilgrim Street Arts worked with artists from Collective Encounters to learn about the global climate action movement and how they could get involved, while developing creative skills such as [...]

Above & Beyond: share a story of community

January 22nd, 2021|

We have started the devising process for our upcoming digital theatre piece The Legend of the Mernix, and would like to weave in real moments of hope that people have encountered. Where have you found hope in your communities, [...]

Help, Advice and Support During the COVID-19 Outbreak

January 5th, 2021|

We've collected some useful contact details and information for anyone needing help, advice and support during the COVID-19 outbreak. We'll keep adding to it as we find things. Food Micah Food Bank - Emergency food [...]

Participatory Theatre: Top Tips for Online Facilitation

October 14th, 2020|

We're delighted to announce the publication of a new presentation offering some useful tips to participatory theatre makers and facilitators who are currently delivering online and those exploring this as a possibility. The presentation provides [...]

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