January 2018 News
We had a great ending to 2017 with some new work lined up for early 2018. We will be working with two new organisations; Meadow Well Connected, a Community hub based in North Shields who work to find creative solutions to problems and build creativity into their approach, encouraging the engagement of their community. We will be delivering drama to their ‘Connected Kids Club’ for 8-13 year olds.
We will also be working with NEPACS; a North -East charity which aims to promote a positive future for prisoners, offenders and their relatives by supporting family ties at every stage of the Criminal Justice System. NEPACS are concerned about the damaging impact of a prison sentence on the families of prisoners themselves and seek to limit this through informal support and signposting for help with finance, childcare and health issues. After all, the families haven’t committed the crime, but they, especially the children, are greatly affected by the punishment. It is with the NEPACS Youth Project that we will be delivering fun and engaging immersive theatre-in-role that has fun and collaboration at its core!
We are also delighted to announce the appointment of Sue Reid, an experienced Drama and Theatre Practitioner on to our Board of Directors. Sue has worked extensively as a professional actress, producer, voice-over-artist, role-player and drama teacher and live interpreter within the museum services as well as running a role-play organisation in Newcastle upon Tyne. Sue is a first- class graduate of Drama from Northumbria University bringing many years’ experience of valuable industry specific skills, adding real tangible value to Trilby Cat Theatre.
Since October 2017 we have been proudly supported by Lloyds Bank Social Entrepreneurs Programme, School for Social Entrepreneurs and The Big Lottery Fund. We will continue to be supported throughout 2018 and look forward to our continued growth and development.