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