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Wired Aerial Theatre joins

We are happy to welcome our newest member, Wired Aerial Theatre.

Wired Aerial Theatre is an internationally acclaimed aerial theatre company and the creators and world’s foremost performers of Bungee-Assisted Dance technique.

As an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation, Wired specialise in creating inventive aerial productions with the use of flyable set pieces as well as performer/animation interaction and enjoy sharing our harness techniques with directors and choreographers to make our other aerial productions.

Welcome to COoL, Wired!

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COoL visit to Limerick

COoL was invited to give a talk in Limerick about its development into the leading cultural partnership model of its kind in the UK, its achievements and plans for the future.

COoL representatives Emma Smith, Director of Liverpool Irish Festival (left) and Karen Gallagher, Artistic Director of MDI (right) travelled to Ireland to deliver the public talk at The Hunt Museum, Limerick, on Saturday 18 February, invited by Professional Limerick Artists Network (PLAN) and LACE.

Emma ‘it was a positive moment to reflect on our achievements, reconsider the power of engagement and make rich new connections – at home and abroad. It very quickly brought about a considerable amount of knowledge exchange, interactive visioning and deep relationships’

‘People spoke about COoL and our work as inspirational, hopeful and beneficial. Surprises seemed to include the sheer variety of art forms represented within the COoL membership and the development transitions of the organisation as a whole’.

 

You can find out more here.

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Moving on…

After 16 busy months, this COoL Coordinator Jack Welsh is moving onto pastures new today. His successor will be announced shortly but we wish Jack all the best in his future endeavours, which includes working with COoL member Tmesis Theatre. 

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Africa Oyé joins COoL

We’re pleased to announce that Africa Oyé, the largest celebration of live African music in the UK, have joined COoL. Originally part of COoL during our early days, Africa Oyé have been a vital part in helping to forge Liverpool’s reputation as an international Festival City. We look forward to working with Africa Oyé once again and the rich expertise they will bring to our Festival Forum.

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Squash Nutrition joins COoL

We’re pleased to welcome Squash Nutrition as our latest member.

Squash Nutrition is a creative arts and health organisation passionate about vibrant community food culture. Based in Windsor Street, Toxteth, Liverpool and working across the North West, they embrace food as a tool for community resilience and social change. Read more about Squash’s work: www.squashnutrition.org

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