Wimbledon Civic Theatre Trust

US AND THEM - A COMMUNITY MUSICAL PRODUCTION

WCTT brings communities together through the arts. Our Summer Showcase engages young people from across Merton, giving opportunities to work with professional directors & choreographers. We will create a musical, engaging 300 Merton youngsters & breaking down barriers across classes & location.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 4 December 2015 to 5:00 PM, 14 December 2015

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1011660)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£20,000

Amount raised

£40,000

Donations

38

    Category

  • Arts/Culture/HeritageArts/Culture/Heritage
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing

    Helping

Location

Situation

Merton’s population is diversifying, with new communities arriving & the issues affecting established groups changing all the time. Issues such as discrimination, violence, harassment & exclusion divide the community & foster anti-social & criminal behavior. Improving cross-community relations helps to reduce discrimination & lead to a more cohesive borough. An emerging trend is the need to facilitate discussions between young people about differing cultures, faiths & economic backgrounds safely

Solution

Tackling this problem via the arts is WCTT’s major charitable aim. This project will involve 300 young people, bringing them together to create a piece of musical theatre which celebrates the rich diversity of different cultures in our borough. The story & the songs will be drawn from the young people’s own experience and putting this onstage at a major London venue in front of up to 800 people, will further understanding & foster a sense of pride in the strength & diversity of our community.