ARTS AND CRAFT PROJECT
Afrocats will work in partnership with Women Asylum Seekers Together to create visual arts, a short dance and drama with women aged to produce an exhibition and short performances in Manchester from June 2015- October/November 2015. Work will be available to book for festivals and community events.
Afrocats successfully received funding from Children In Need to develop a project which works with young women aged 11-18 mainly from African, Asian and Eastern European heritage to create arts and craft work to tour across the region. Afrocats worked in partnership with 42nd Street and The Children’s Society’s Hope Project until October 2015.
Our group, Fusion , worked in partnership with Royal Exchange Theatre, The Children’s Society and 42nd Street to produce a creative movement and cultural dance performance in July 2015.
Written by Lydia Besong with Theatre Direction from Magdalen Bartlett explored political issues in Cameroon and how this has impacted on how people’s lives. Down with the Dictator performed at Z-Arts Centre and as part of the Acta Festival in Bristol over two days.
My Hands Are Tied
My Hands Are Tied explored issues around modern day slavery through drama and a fusion of contemporary and African Dance. The piece was led by Artistic Director, Magdalen Bartlett and performed by Sarah Amankwah Keisha Thompson, Nikki Norton and Sophiana Rhoden.
Funded by Arts Council England.
Where Is Home?
This was a moving, powerful and involving performance features drama, African dance and live music. Performed by a young cast whose personal experiences helped to shape the piece, Where Is Home? questions our understanding of ‘home’, and the universal need to belong. Where Is Home? toured regionally and received an Arts06 nomination from Arts Council England.