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The Drama 4 Change and The Knife Angel Hereford Project 






















Drama 4 Change produced an emotive piece for the  arrival of the Knife Angel monument against Violence and Aggression in June 2021. The Cracked Slipper Company worked with The Knife Angel Team Hereford producing a filmed piece for the opening ceremony, providing workshops through out June and a live performance at the closing ceremony. Alison Davies lost her son Mark to knife crime in December 2018 and together with friends Meryl Cain, Pauline Strong and Jan Jefferies they wanted to raise awareness of the catastrophic impact violent crime has on individuals, families and communities. Drama 4 Change being an issue based drama group felt that it was important for young voices to be heard and they expressed this through the creative piece written and performed by young people. 


Drama 4 Change productions


The “Drama for Change” group will put on a live production in October/November to showcase their work. Tickets will be sold at an affordable price. The revenue will go towards the future development of this group.

Plans for the Cracked Slipper Company


Workshops in the Summer Holidays

The Cracked Slipper Company will be offering a free to attend programme of Summer workshops for Summer 2022. Watch this space.


Community Cohesion work

The Cracked Slipper Company would like to offer a range of free resources to extend learning from our social issue drama into the classroom and with other organisations and services. We would like to use issue based drama workshops using drama to ignite conversations, questions and topics to think about.

There are lots of reasons for getting involved with this group like learning drama skills, creative writing, making friends and having fun and being part of a fabulous community project.


We have a new Youth Engagement Officer thanks to the Beaumont Trust. Danielle Darcy will be working as Youth Engagement Officer at The Cracked Slipper Company engaging with young people across the County.

Fit and Fed

Great to see The Cracked Slipper Company involved with Fit and Fed at Hinton Community Centre.


Summer 2020 The Cracked Slipper Company was involved with The Fit and Fed Programme at Hinton Community Centre. We also ran a Campaign workshop with Young people choosing the topic that they wanted to Highlight. The group chose LGBTQ+ and they created a campaign with a film, live performance, and a poster.

Thanks to the Herefordshire Community


Knife Angel Hereford

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Our Young People from Drama 4 Change performing Poetry live at the Knife Angel Ceremony

The Drama 4 Change Group and Centre Stage Group have been working with Toni Cook over the past few months on The Heavy is the Head project. They did themselves proud at The Ledbury Poetry Festival. Well done everyone. Thank you to Toni and Sarah and Tracey for supporting The Cracked Slipper Company. BELOW ARE SOME OF THE SHORT FILMS FROM THE FESTIVAL

and the poems from some of our talented youths

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Responsibilty Poems

Photos from Our Summer Workshops & Fit & Fed

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Drama 4 Change awarded £44,997 by BBC Children in Need

  We're delighted  to announce we’ve been awarded a grant of £44,997.00 over three years by BBC Children in Need. This grant will fund our drama group “Drama 4 Change” and help make a difference to the lives of children and young people facing disadvantage right here in Herefordshire.

We want to be able to reach out to young people in Herefordshire to those who would not normally access the arts due to social or financial disadvantage. “Drama 4 Change” will provide young people between the age of 10 years and 18 years with the skills, confidence and experience to feel positive about their futures whether its further education or a career. We want to help young people to realise their potential and to help them to reach their aspirations.

With the support of BBC Children in Need we will be able to provide young people with a free to attend drama group for 10-18-year-olds in Herefordshire. Drama 4 Change is led by professional drama practitioners who understand how engaging with Drama at a young age has the power to transform lives. The support from BBC Children in Need over the next three years will help us to make a difference and have a positive impact on young people’s wellbeing and self-esteem, providing young people with a platform to be creative, gain new skills and confidence whilst making new friends.
This support will help us to give young people a voice through issue-based drama, empowering them to educate others about issues that are important to young people and their communities.

Victoria Craig, Chairperson of The Cracked Slipper Company said; “We would not be able to reach out to the young people in Herefordshire without the support of BBC".
Children in Need. This grant will go on to change the lives of so many young people

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