Lockleaze Youth Theatres
Lockleaze Kids, for children aged 5 – 9 years old, living in and around Lockleaze in North Bristol, delivers two after school weekly drama groups for children. It is supported by BBC Children in Need, and works in partnership with local primary schools and community partners.
About Lockleaze Kids’ project
The project began in 2018, and in addition to the weekly drama groups, which met at Stoke Park Primary School, the project worked with children at other local primary schools in the school holidays to offer play in 3 half day opportunities for new children.
Online in 2020
The project was successfully moved online when lockdown began in Spring 2020, and acta workers kept in touch through a series of weekly zoom sessions and creative challenges to children in their homes. Short films were also made for schools to send home to children looking for drama lessons at home, and new outdoor film projects were created for the summer, which you can watch below:
Secrets of the Lake: watch on YouTube here.
The Magical Tree: watch on YouTube here.
Lockleaze Youth Theatre
Another project, ‘Lockleaze Youth Theatre’ was developed with Youth Investment Fund support in 2017-20, and has secured investment from Quartet to be developed further this year, engaging young people of secondary school age. Despite lockdown, workshops began online, and the group have been working towards producing films. The group also performed their postponed “Forest of Fears” in Lockleaze to a small audience of family members, see the image below.
The youth theatre will meet weekly at The Hub on Gainsborough Square in Lockleaze from September 2020.