Debate and discussion

community oriented arts & social transformation (coast)

COAST links acta with three European partners who provide a platform for the creation of original theatre with socially excluded and marginalised people, and enabled the first international festival of community theatre in Bristol in March. In 2017, COAST was awarded prestigious ‘success story’ status by EU Creative Europe.

Arts & Communities go ahead

acta has just heard that our bid to Arts Council England and Department of Communities & Local Government (DCLG), to extend the Get Together programme in Redcliffe and beyond, has been granted. Look out for initial community theatre projects from parents at Hannah More Primary, and with mums at Autism Independence.

acta centre extension

acta announces plans to extend the acta centre towards Palmerston Street, to make a multi-purpose space available for community events, and as a second rehearsal & performance space. It will also add a bar/lounge area to the foyer, improving the facilities for our theatre audiences, and create dressing room space & cast toilets in a new backstage area.

Ticky Picky Boom Boom

Funding has been secured from Arts Council England (Grants for the Arts) to create a new show with the Malcolm X Elders’ Theatre Company. Elders are keen to explore Caribbean folk stories in their next show, which will perform at the acta centre in November, before touring to schools across Bristol.

Down with the Dictator

coast films

Two films now available to view online: a 20 minute documentary of acta’s international festival of community theatre on 26-29 March, and the Rotterdams Wijktheater secondment to acta in May…

Floppets

arts council support secured

The latest support secured from the Arts Council England Grants for the Arts programme for acta‘s touring community theatre projects has been for the new Malcolm X Elders’ show, touring Autumn 13. This follows support for the Goblin Silver show