20 Stories High

20 Stories High Participatory Project 2010-2011

Engage young people(YP) in deprived communities in arts; enhance aspiration, build creativity, increase confidence & broaden employment options. Encourage YP to use their own narratives & artistic skills to make excellent theatre;create new styles;break boundaries & increase dialogues in communities

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It ran from 12:00 AM, 1 September 2010 to 12:00 AM, 1 March 2011

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1137255)

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    Category

  • Arts/Culture/HeritageArts/Culture/Heritage
  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Sports/RecreationSports/Recreation

    Helping

Location

  • 20 Stories High have taught me everything and are welcoming, I never feel stupid having questions. It was useful tool learning about workshops.

    — Keith Rice (Placement)

  • [I enjoyed] mixing and exploring cultures. It broke down stereotypes. It has made me stereotype people less.

    — Bradley Thompson

  • Youth theatre has given me the opportunity to come out of my shell in an environment I can express myself in a way I haven’t done before.

    — Catherine Coats

  • [I enjoyed] mixing and exploring cultures. It broke down stereotypes. It has made me stereotype people less.

    — Bradley Thompson

  • Youth theatre has given me the opportunity to come out of my shell in an environment I can express myself in a way I haven’t done before.

    — Catherine Coats

  • 20 Stories High have taught me everything and are welcoming, I never feel stupid having questions. It was useful tool learning about workshops.

    — Keith Rice (Placement)

Situation

The lack of good quality arts and diversionary activities on offer to Young People in Liverpool who face poverty, social exclusion, racism and intolerance; often leading to ‘anti-social behaviour’, low aspiration, crime and violence. Statistics for our target areas (2009-10): Crime Rate: 61 (National average: 26.6), Unemployment rate 8.1% (National average: 7.2%). We believe it is a problem that there is a low number of professional BME actors and facilitators working within Merseyside.

Solution

Continue work with Young People aged 13-21 in the most deprived areas of Liverpool, using theatre and other arts to engage participants, offer diversionary activities and tackle issues arising within workshops. Produce excellent theatre with and for Young People, offering them a chance to explore their own creative styles and abilities. We use the idea that 'Everyone has a story to tell...and their own way of telling it' giving Young People a chance to use performance to get their voices heard.