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HOPE STREET TO ‘MEET’ CHINA’S FIRST EMPEROR!

 

Hope Street Ltd is delighted to have been commissioned to produce an immersive theatre experience for children to form part of the schools’ programme cultural offer.

“The Rise of the Warriors” went into its development phase during November and boasts a largely Liverpool company of lead artists, the majority of whom have worked with several COoL members over the years.

Opening 9 February to 28 October 2018, China’s First Emperor and the Terracotta Warriors exhibition at World Museum features more than 180 spectacular artefacts from museums across Shaanxi Province, more than half of which have never been on show in the UK before.
This landmark exhibition tells the story of the formative years of the Chinese nation, from the pre-unification Qin Kings, to China’s First Emperor, Qin Shi Huang’s rise to power and the legacy of his achievements in the succeeding Han Dynasty.
http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk

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DaDaFest Receives Funding from Big Lottery

COoL member DaDaFest has received a grant of over £275, 000 from Big Lottery Fund to be used for a new project called “DaDaFest Rookies”.

The project aims to increase employability within the creative sector for young disabled people through training, order mentoring and placements within arts organisations.

The funding from Big Lottery will allow us to support young people to develop their skills as artists and producers and enable them to pursue careers in the creative sector. The project will be led by young people via our leadership groups and local schools will be able to input their thoughts via quarterly forum meetings. Over a three year period, we will offer mentoring to young people, which will involve taking part in sessions led by highly experienced professionals. We will also offer flexible placements for young producers within our own office as well as with partner organisations.

DaDaFest Rookies builds on our successful Young DaDaFest programme, which has seen over 2,500 young people participate in a wide variety of different events and projects. This includes being part of our biennial international disability arts festival as well as leading on the development of our annual young people’s events. We have supported several young people who have already made steps into professional careers in the arts. DaDaFest Rookies will allow us to support an increased number of young people to kickstart their arts careers.

www.dadafest.co.uk 

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