Posted by Everyman Playhouse on 23rd Feb 2012 at 13:33 | Community | 0 comments
Was it all a dream…
Since we opened our doors to the community of Norris Green last June, The Pad, (Project Space on Scargreen Avenue), has been engaging around 50 children and young people from the area in arts activities on a weekly basis. Last week we brought these groups together at The Bluecoat to celebrate ‘Dream Week’ and work intensively with Artist in Residency Wendell McShine. This all culminated in a performance by our girls group for the children of Blue:Green and adults of Blue:Room using the masks and artworks they had created during the week. It was a massive success and so exciting to see the children, young people and adults working together positively and supporting each other.
Wendell has been based in Norris Green for around 6 weeks now and has been working with all our young people; Blue:Green have been creating self-portrait animations and masks. The Lads have been designing and creating graffiti art pieces
The Pad lads creating graffiti art with Wendell
The Girls are developing their performance skills for their ARTs Awards and The Older Lads have formed part of Wendell’s film crew as well as getting up at 9am on a Saturday morning to go to Wired Aerial Theatre’s ‘Higher Space’ to practice their hip hop dance showcase which will be performed to a backdrop of the theatres and the Bluecoat. During this time our young people were also ‘made up’ to see Mogadishu at the Playhouse!
The Pad Blue: Green group busy planning their animations
Elsewhere in ART Valley young people from Fazakerley 506 Youth Group were the stars of the Mogadishu Open Mic Night on Friday 3rd Feb and I’ve been busy getting covered from head to toe in glitter creating Valentines Cards and doing one off taster workshops across Croxteth, Norris Green and Fazakerley.
You can catch the young people’s work with Wendell at the Bluecoat in March!
ART Valley Outreach Coordinator
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