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July 30, 2010

Three rows of pink characters holding up letters that spell out 'full circle arts'This week Vicki went, with two of our Young Artists, to visit our friends at Oakwood High school in Eccles where Candoco were delivering an Inclusive Dance Project all week. Young people committed to learning new dance techniques, and worked with facilitators from Candoco towards a 12 minute dance performance that took place today at 2pm. What an exciting week it seems to have been at Oakwood, lots of energy, creativity and smiling faces all round. We can’t wait to hear how it all went for the group today. Well done to So Many Words Theatre Company, Oakwood High School, Candoco and of course all the participants who achieved so much this week.

Candoco is a leading dance company of disabled and non-disabled dancers based in London and working nationally and internationally, to find out more about the work they do visit http://www.candoco.co.uk/

For further information about the Summer Inclusive Dance project at Oakwood High School contact Jamie Patterson at So Many Words Theatre Company
email : jamie_patterson@btinternet.com

Other news:

A photograph taken at the Interact project of a little boy holding his hand up to touch a fish projected on to the wall. Taken by Simon Webb

Photo by: Simon Webb

We’ve got a few funding bids in at the moment that are full of exciting ideas around a number of projects, some of them we’ll hear about pretty soon, so watch this space!

Staff and members of the board have been busy exercising their minds and creating ideas about how to deliver our services while modelling for a minimum of 10% cuts. (Please see http://www.culture.gov.uk/publications/7246.aspx)

We’re being up beat and looking at building on our already extensive partnerships and collaborative work and looking at creative ways of doing this.

We thought you’d like to know what the arts and FCA mean to a few young people we have recently worked with:

“Creative Inspiration!” – Helen

“Full Circle Arts means to me, networking, experience, a really good community.” – Damien

“When I first joined in…[with the Remix project] I didn’t think it would lead to anything, but over the last few days I’ve noticed bigger and better things are on their way and I can’t wait for a career in the arts.” – Jamie

“They’ve (FCA) got professional knowledge in the fields you want to go into.” – Michelle

“Before I got in contact with FCA I didn’t have any experience, anything I could actually build on, I do now!” – Damien

“I feel like I’ve become a better facilitator and become more focused since the Source Young Artists programme FCA provided” – Peter

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