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Amazing April In Halton 2024

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Amazing August is coming!!!!

Aged between 10-16 and living in Halton? Enjoy Performing Arts, having fun and meeting new friends?

 

Then sign up for A Place For Us FREE Spring Performing Arts Camp, with lunch, for 10 days in August. Delivered by our team of professional Theatre makers. 10 days of Drama, Drumming, Dance, Musical Theatre, Script Writing and most of all...FUN!!!

Limited places available

Running from Tuesday 2nd to Friday 5th April daily 10am - 3pm with snacks and lunch provided. All sessions take place at The Heath School, Clifton Road, Runcorn. WA7 4SY.

Funded by Halton BC Holiday Activity & Food Fund.

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Scroll down to see all the performing Arts fun we have created during our Awesome August & April in Halton Holiday Activity Fund.

Awesome August In Halton 

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Over 10 days during the first 2 weeks of August 2022 we worked with 77 young performers and the workshops were run by performing arts professionals and experienced workshop leaders from A Place for Us CIC. Workshops took place at the Heath School, Clifton Rd, Runcorn WA7 4SY and included;

  • Free Performing arts activities including Drama, Stand Up Comedy, Drumming, Dance, Musical Theatre and more

  • Plus a free healthy lunch and snacks each day

‘Awesome August in Halton… A Place to Create, A Place to have Fun, A Place for You this Summer at A Place for Us Performing Arts CIC’

 

Thanks to funding from the DfE's Holiday Activity Fund and Halton Borough Council's Youth Grants we were able to offer this programme free of charge to Halton children aged 10-16 from across Widnes & Halton.

The courses were funded by the Holiday Activity Fund (HAF) & funding from Halton Borough Council and DfE

A Short montage of Vox Pops and images from our Awesome Two Weeks Performing Arts Holiday Programme.

You Can't Stop the Beat - Musical Theatre Dance Session led by Collin Kiyani - click the video below to see our fabulous young performers in action!

Feedback from the young people who took part

  • Definitely a whirlwind of fun & excitement

  • Eye opening. Before this I was reluctant to try anything, I’ve loved every minute, it’s been a blast!

  • I’ve picked up new skills and it feels like a family

  • One of my most fun things over the summer; something great to get out of bed for. It’s opening up from shy to fun

  • An intriguing time with lots of fun

  • I never thought I’d sing in front of other people

  • Perfect for getting out of the house

  • Great opportunity to meet new people

Feedback from parents/carers of the young people who took part

  • Both of my kids thoroughly enjoyed themselves and we would 100% recommend you to everyone. Absolutely brilliant and thank you so much for the opportunity!

  • Thank you, my daughter had a wonderful two weeks of activities with you, she really enjoyed trying all different things. She was very happy to attend each day. I would also mention that it was great to have the age group as 10years+ as a lot of summer holidays activities are for younger children. She particularly mentioned the drumming and also musical theatre. Thank you again I would not hesitate to book on my daughter for other Place for Us activities!

  • It was refreshing to find not only an alternative activity from the usual sporting holiday clubs but also clubs suited at older children. Both of my children enjoyed the groups so much that they had their friends sign up for the second week too. All four children enjoyed the variety of activities put on, they were full of chatter and excitement coming home. I will look out for further clubs in the future.

  • Fantastic experience and welcoming, organised and amazing Company! A wonderful opportunity for young people to socialise and learn something knew. Can't recommend highly enough.

  • Amazing 2 weeks keep up the good work

  • I found the whole thing well planned ,and it was enjoyed immensely, will be asking her if she would like to join in any other future activities

  • My children loved the sessions ran at the heath school and said the staff were brilliant. Will he returning next year for sure

  • Excellent times and location. My girls had an amazing time and met new friends and enjoyed new activities. Would definitely do more sessions in future!!

  • Great location and times. My girl's loved the activities and would defo do more sessions in future!

  • Both my children loved there week spent with a place for us and they look forward to doing it again

  • Excellent activity project for school summer holidays. My children had an amazing time. Could not rate any more highly.

Previous Projects

The ‘Lock Down’ Diaries – Making a Drama out of a Crisis Parts 1 & 2

Making a Drama out of a Crisis - The Seq

During June 2020 we ran an online acting course with a number of our company members.
The 5x session course, ran by our fab expert drama tutor and actor Chris Brett and our artistic director, Kate Allerston, entitled ‘Making a Drama out of a Crisis’. The young actors worked on creating, writing and performing their own characters in response to Lockdown and the Covid situation. They all worked so well, creating together although apart, and had such fun over the weeks. Some of our performers recorded their monologues and (other of our fab young actors took part but didn’t record themselves) and it was wonderful to produce and work together. You can watch 'Making A Drama Out of a Crisis' HERE

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Since Jan 2021, with funding from our new partners at Windmill Hill Big Local ‘A Place for Us Performing Arts CIC’ have been able to offer fully funded places for a similar, FREE online 9xsession drama course for the young people of Runcorn. The course entitled, ‘Making a Drama out of a Crisis - The Sequel’, once again has involved young people meeting together weekly on zoom, and working with professional theatre directors and actors, exploring drama activities together and creating a piece of theatre to reflect the times we are living in. As young people, they have been involved in performing and devising characters and monologues through a fun and inspiring process. They also have had a chance to share their thoughts and feelings with the group through the medium of drama. We feel it is vital for young people to stay connected and creative during these times, and drama and the performing arts are powerful ways to help with mental and physical well-being. As the lockdown restrictions ease, we hope that towards the end of the course, our company will be able to meet in a space to share the work together and are able to showcase their pieces in a public space. We are also going to create a short film of the work.

Bubble Up Programme ‘Acting for Camera – Shakespeare through the Lens’ 2021

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A FULLY FUNDED opportunity for students in Year 7 (1st year of Secondary School) to gain experience of acting for camera. Students will work on key scenes from Shakespeare and the rehearsed scenes will be filmed at the Priory Outdoor Theatre. The videos will be available on our Media & Gallery page from mid June 2021

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