Malcolm X Elders Doorsteps

Malcolm X Elders: Our Films for Bristol Schools

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.

Creation in Isolation

Creation in Isolation

Since the outbreak of Covid-19, we have turned to alternative methods to keep our work going, even when the doors to the acta centre were closed.

Check out what we got up to… through Spring/Summer 2020.

Malcolm X Elders

Malcolm X Elders

Our theatre company of African Caribbean elders who attend the Malcolm X Elders Forum at the MX Community Centre in St Pauls, Bristol.
The Malcolm X Elders Theatre Co have created nine shows with acta over the last decade, and continue to make new theatre to share their stories across Bristol and beyond.

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.

Touring community theatre

High quality and affordable theatre touring to local neighbourhoods, including family shows, schools tours and issue-based work. These projects are as much concerned with audience development, as they are with participation; creating new and relevant theatre.

The Now

September 23 – October 01.
That was then, this is now.. welcome to TheNow
For our 30th birthday, and the opening of the newly extended actacentre, acta has brought together community performers from across the City to take a wry and light-hearted look at the world of 2015 and the last 30 years.

Watch the trailer HERE

Grey Matters

Grey Matters is a two year project that began September 13, making community theatre with older people across six European companies, and sharing work through touring each show to perform in another country. The Malcolm X Elders’ Theatre Company toured their show, Ticky Picky Boom Boom to the ICAF Festival in Rotterdam in March 2014.

Ticky Picky Boom Boom

Monday 29 September, 7:00pm Tickets £3
The final performance of the show that toured Bristol primary schools last year, and performed at the International Community Arts Festival in Rotterdam earlier this year.

Grey Matters

acta has made a successful bid to the EU Grundtvig Lifelong Learning Fund for Grey Matters, a two year project which will focus on making community theatre with older people. acta will work with our Malcolm X Elders Theatre Co to create the Ticky Picky Boom Boom show, which has been invited to perform at the ICAF Festival in Rotterdam next March