The Act Now! team have started working with young people from Greenbank School as part of Our Street, an inter-generational and cross-cultural project that will run through to Spring 2013.
The project explores the different families who might live together on a street and the community activities they could share in. Sixteen young people have been participating in weekly drama workshops focussing on performance skills, team work and storytelling ready for a performance in the Spring.
Parents, carers and participants also recently watched the M6 production of The Street Where I Live as a creative stimulus and introduction to the second strand of the project, Collected Voices, by Cartwheel Arts. Parents, grandparents and extended family members were asked to share their memories from the street where they live and these stories will form part of a DVD.
This project was part-funded through the Greater Manchester Strategic Arts Fund, with grant funding from Arts Council England & the Association of Greater Manchester Authorities and supported by Link4Life.