We are delighted to announce the appointment of Oliver Jones as our new Director. Oliver comes to us from Creativity Works in Bath & NE Somerset, and will take on acta’s new Director post later this month, taking over from Neil in the chief executive role, and working with the existing acta staff team, which includes a new Artistic Directorate.
This year we wanted to celebrate our amazing participants, especially as they celebrate milestones and achievements of their own. Liz and Tony, who this week celebrate their Golden Wedding Anniversary, have been with acta for the past decade. Read their story here…
Towards the end of 2020 we received the fantastic news that our bid for lottery funding for our ‘Holding On’ project initiative had been successful.
The project will support isolated older people, providing connection and creativity in their homes during the challenging months ahead.
Our updated response to the pandemic, January 21 – acta staff team continue to prepare for opportunities ahead – the acta centre is getting an early Spring clean this year, and projects continue remotely; we are finding new ways to make community theatre and support participants, but the acta centre will remain closed for now.
This Autumn, Rosalie Pordes and Maryam Rutter have been visiting the Malcolm X Elders Theatre Company on their doorsteps, asking them questions collected from Bristol schoolchildren…
Watch the film and read more about this project.
Also, news of other recently-released acta films.
Join us on Wednesday 25 November, 2.00pm-4.00pm for an online, interactive seminar on the artistic process of making community theatre – created for audiences to learn and interact.
Join us online on 27 November, to watch this highly anticipated documentary exploring the story of the Clippies and the Bristol Tramway Riots of 1920, through the eyes of acta’s community performers.
On 17 September 2020, the actacentre came alive with performance once again. Watch our video as we bring our unsung heroes to life.
We are delighted to welcome our community theatre practitioners safely back to acta from November 2020!
This course is a practical introduction to community theatre, led by Neil Beddow and Ingrid Jones.
Who is your unsung hero? Someone who walks among us, who has made a difference – from our history, from our family, from across the globe or across the street.
What does make someone a real hero to me?
Box office now open for an evening of live performances on Thursday 17 September.