Sixteenfeet Productions

Wind in The Willows - Promenade Theatre

Increasing access to arts by offering affordable accessible live theatre in 2 local parks in Lambeth. This will be an hour long promenade production commissioned for the company with original music. We will also offer free tickets to playschemes from the most deprived areas of the borough.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 AM, 11 June 2018 to 5:00 PM, 18 June 2018

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1153684)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£2,000

Amount raised

£4,640

Donations

29

    Category

    Helping

Location

  • 'Charming and engaging from the off and precisely the sort of promenade theatre that can really bring our parks and open spaces to life.' *****

    — South London Press

  • We have an issue in this country in terms of working class people having access to activities like writing and plays and music. Working class people are under-resourced when it comes to the arts and we need to rebalance that

    — Sir Lenny Henry

  • All our Whippersnapper children and staff really enjoyed your promenade performance. Brockwell Park Flower gardens was a wonderful setting in which to experience outdoor theatre ‚Äì some of our children had never been to the theatre before. Thank you for making everyone feel so welcome.

    — Caroline Burghard Director Whippersnappers CIC

  • All our Whippersnapper children and staff really enjoyed your promenade performance. Brockwell Park Flower gardens was a wonderful setting in which to experience outdoor theatre – some of our children had never been to the theatre before. Thank you for making everyone feel so welcome.

    — Caroline Burghard Director Whippersnappers CIC

  • 'Charming and engaging from the off and precisely the sort of promenade theatre that can really bring our parks and open spaces to life.' *****

    — South London Press

  • We have an issue in this country in terms of working class people having access to activities like writing and plays and music. Working class people are under-resourced when it comes to the arts and we need to rebalance that

    — Sir Lenny Henry

Situation

The diminishing arts provision in state schools means many of children do not have access to arts participation. Access to plays and music may be limited due to economic or cultural reasons denying them the opportunity to explore their own creativity or take part in our shared cultural heritage. There is a lack of positive and stimulating activities for young people during the school holidays particularly for those from the most deprived wards that make up the Brixton locality.

Solution

By offering high quality professional theatre in a familiar space children will be introduced to live performance. This will provide a positive interactive and enriching experience and increase arts participation. Workshops related to the production will be offered to children on playschemes encouraging their creativity and curiosity. We will engage local teenagers as crew and stewards offering positive opportunities and work experience during the summer holidays.