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COMMUNITY RELATIONS

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COLERIDGE UNBOUND

 

'Coleridge Unbound' focuses on poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s stance against slavery and his role as an abolitionist in the late eighteenth century. The project which offers educational workshops in schools and colleges, and inviolves leading dance artists Michael Joseph, Keisha Grant, Deborah Baddoo, Bawren Tavaziva and Kay Crook.

Photo of the cast (c) Richard Budd.

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WINDRUSH HOUR

 

With support from DLUHC, Near Neighbours and PRS Foundation Open Fund for Organisations, 'WindRushHour' offers live performance, educational workshops in schools and colleges, and online activity including panel discussions and classes. The project celebrates the massive contribution of the Windrush Generation to society and culture and features true legends of Caribbean music and dance.

 

Photo of Alan Weekes (c) Richard Budd.

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WHERE IS HOME?

 

Alongside performances of our international dance theatre production, 'Where is Home?', we offer a comprehensive range of educational work, including workshops and residencies. The themes of 'Where is Home?' are migration, home and diaspora, identity, belonging and self worth. Currently State of Trust is delivering a 'Where Is Home?' programme in West Somerset supported by HPC/Somerset Community Fund.

Photo of 'Where Is Home?' summer school (c) Daniel Spencer.

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CANE WARRIORS

We are delighted to announce that with the support of Heritage Lottery and Beckford Tower Trust we are starting work on an R&D based on the novel ‘Cane Warriors’ by Guardian Prize winner Alex Wheatle MBE. Through this project and its associated educational programme, we aim to create an experience which acknowledges the significance of slavery and colonialism to the culture and psyche of modern Britain.

 

Photo (c) Alex Wheatle

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