Kneehigh

The Connections Programme

Engaging creatively with Cornish communities through event and adventure. Our community engagement and access scheme - the Connections Programme - runs alongside summer seasons of world-class, award-winning, shows in our glorious theatre tent the Asylum.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 10:00 AM, 5 December 2011 to 4:00 PM, 22 December 2011

Registered Charity in England and Wales (290218)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£2,000

Amount raised

£1,180

Donations

24

    Category

  • Arts/Culture/HeritageArts/Culture/Heritage
  • Sports/RecreationSports/Recreation

    Helping

Location

  • I came with some people who have learning difficulties... they loved the whole evening. They definitely want to go again.

    — Participant

  • We attended as a treat‚Ķ it brought our group together outside of the work we were doing that month.

    — Participant

  • It is highly unlikely that they would have attended such an entertaining, educational and inclusive event without Connections being in place.

    — Participant

  • I came with some people who have learning difficulties... they loved the whole evening. They definitely want to go again.

    — Participant

  • We attended as a treat… it brought our group together outside of the work we were doing that month.

    — Participant

  • It is highly unlikely that they would have attended such an entertaining, educational and inclusive event without Connections being in place.

    — Participant

Situation

We passionately believe that theatre has the power to transform; that it can help us to imagine, console, inspire, understand, engage, entertain and feel part of a community. And yet, certain groups are unable to engage due to cultural, social or financial barriers. This lack of access to theatre is a particular problem in our home county of Cornwall, with a recognised lack of cultural facilities and a struggling economy that is significantly below the EU average.

Solution

Reaching out to people that do not necessarily think of themselves as theatregoers and offering direct engagement.