Arts & Communities

A partnership with the Dept of Communities & Local Government (DCLG) and Arts Council England (ACE) to showcase how quality intercultural and inter-generational participatory arts can achieve stronger and more integrated communities, by providing a shared focus to bring people together.

A national scheme across five cities; in Bristol, acta’s work focuses on Redcliffe, and making original community theatre shows with migrant communities across the City.

A Tale Or Two For You with mums at Hannah More Primary School, film documentary.

Also, the short film below is an extract from an interview taken after a series of after school workshops at St Mary Redcliffe Primary School.

The programme includes the following project initiatives:-

  • Redcliffe Lantern Parade, January 2015; Video here
  • A Tale or Two for You, a show by parents of children at Hannah More Primary;
  • Children’s theatre groups at St Mary Redcliffe, St Nicholas of Tolentine & Victoria Park primary schools in Summer 14;
  • Yusuf Can’t Talk, by Somali mums with autistic children (Autism Independence), previewed in November 14 and touring 15/16;
  • Stories, a community play for Redcliffe, 31 March – 2 April 15;
  • An Eid family learning celebration at St Mary Redcliffe Primary in 2014;
  • TheNow (Sept 15), a new community theatre show bringing together African Caribbean elders and younger experienced acta community performers;
  • Selfies, a new touring show to develop new theatre audiences in Bristol communities Avonmouth, Southmead and Withywood, in June 15.
  • The Crossroads, touring to Bristol primary schools in Jan/Feb 16.
  • Fatima & Sumaya, a new community theatre show by parents at Hannah More Primary.


Fatima & Sumaya