We have collaborated with Unity Theatre for 25 years to produce the Christmas show. This year we provided professional development support to the emerging artists comprising actors and stage manager. Always a popular festive show, the production brought praise from the public and press.
"The whole cast were enthralling...more than worthy of other alternative Festive shows...No matter your age, this is a very enjoyable show that gives the right sense of beguilement and mystery that gives credence to the thought that not everything needs to be covered in tinsel to be a cracker at Christmas." Liverpool Sound & Vision
Lead artists: Action Transport Theatre Company, Patrick Dineen, Phil Saunders, Julie Kearney
Oral History Project
An intern from Liverpool John Moores University visited local residents, the Clock Community Centre, the May Bank Holiday Fun Day, parishioners from St. George's Church, the Merebank Pub and the Everton History Group to gather oral histories about Everton Library in happier times. Whilst the intern was only with us for four weeks, we are only at the beginning of this project and plan to continue this piece of work on a regular basis as part of the Jewel on the Hill Activity Plan and add to the oral histories captured by National Museums Liverpool.
Intern: John Wardle
We delivered creative workshops at West Everton Community Council (WECC) and Breckfield & North Everton Neighbourhood Council (BNENC) to engage people in telling their ‘future stories’ – stories that had not yet happened. The idea was for local people to use arts activities to tell of their hopes for the future and to imagine their future city or the future of the Everton landscape. The event was part of the In Other Words Festival, a literary festival celebrating the re-opening of Central Library. The sharing on the grassed area to the north of Everton Library attracted former and local residents who were curious to hear what the plans were for the building.
Lead artists: Suitcase Ensemble