West Lancashire Young People Performing Art Project, Creative Consultation
This project focused on young people’s awareness and access to the performing arts within the district, seeking to identify areas of need. It included an activity programme-, which took place during all holiday periods. Taster workshops where provided by professional arts organisations such as Ludus Dance, More Music Morecambe, Drama consultants and Skylight Circus. The activity programmes have now been successfully completed and the results are being collated.
This project was the result of a successful partnership between WLDC, Arts Council England, LCC Arts Unit Youth and Community Services, Rose Theatre, Edge Hill University, Performing Arts Department Edge Hill University and Schools within the district. Funded through a successful Arts Council England application, LCC grant funding and WLBC.
A targeted programme of activity was also developed to ensure that the project was inclusive. The following groups/organisations worked in partnership to achieved joint objectives:
Lancashire Educational Medical Support Unit, Young Carers, Refuge, Ormskirk School – Achievement Centre, Our Lady Queen of Peace – learning support centre and West Lancashire Community High School
This project was successfully completed, the results analysed and the feasibility of a youth theatre was established. WLBC’s Arts Development Service worked with the team at the Rose Theatre to submit a second funding application to Arts Council England, again this was successful and, consequently, the long term result of the Go Live! project is the popular Youth Theatre at the Rose Theatre at Edge Hill.