Thursday 28th November sees the return of this popular short film night, part of a global phenomenon. We are holding the Autumn Season Festival at Blackburn Library, BB2 1AG, in the Hornby Theatre. You can order your ticket by following this link Eventbrite Booking
Action Factory have worked with Global Link to create a piece of performance - "Refuge" - based on issues faced by people fleeing their countries and seeking asylum in UK. The drama piece was created with adults and young people, who have knowledge and experience of the storylines shown. The stories were created in partnership with ARC and The Children's Society and will be shown as live performance and digital stories throughout October, November and December.The work is part of IntegrArt, a European partnership project funded by the EU. Co-funded by Arts Council England through Global Link's Global Artists Network.
Performances have already taken place in Blackburn and Manchester Museums, however there is a further chance to see the performance on Thursday 5th December 2013 6pm to 8.00pm at Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery, Museum Street, Blackburn BB1 7AJ
More information is available from Kerry@actionfactory.org
As part of the programme associated with Fabric, we worked with Aqueous Humour over a series of sessions. A piece of walkabout theatre which examines and explores messages and ideas around mental health and well-being was creatd and performed at the Blackburn Festival in Witton Park on Saturday 15th June 2013.
The three strands of work cover arts and health, arts with refugees, asylum seekers and migrant communities and development of work with artists of South Asian heritage. The work is funded by public money through the National Lottery, via Arts Council England's Grant for the Arts programme.
We have recently delivered some exciting sessions in local schools on a variety of topics: racism, cyber-bullying, buddhism and waterplay! Please get in touch if you would like us to come and talk to you about our dynamic and unforgetable sessions. We are able to create something especially for a topic you wish to focus on.
Action Factory is working with schools in Lancashire to raise attainment levels. Our methods have achieved quantitative results. Please contact Nicole to find out if we can help your school.
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Annual General Meeting
The next AGM for Action Factory is set for 16th December 2013 at 4pm at their offices and workshop on Clarendon Road in Blackburn BB1 9SS
Action Factory manages and facilitates participatory arts workshops, projects and schemes.
We use all forms of art to engage with people, using creativity to unlock a person's potential, develop their self confidence and increase their sense of belonging. There is no limit to where we can work, inside, outside ... in all sorts of different buildings and locations. We haven't worked underwater .... yet!
Action Factory Community Arts is a participatory arts company with over 26 years' experience. We are based in Blackburn and facilitate arts projects around the North West. Examples of our work can be seen in projects and gallery sections of the website. If you do not find the information you are looking for on the website then please contact us.
Action Factory Community Arts won the creative inspiration award at the Creativity Works Awards here is a quote from the programme:
"It is truly a people-based company that invests heavily in training and support for both staff and volunteers as well as the thousands of groups and individuals who have and continue to benefit from their caring, nurturing, creative and magical approach. Creativity Works is proud to recognise the importance and value of having a world class participatory arts company in East Lancashire. A high percentage of creative people and people working in the creative industries in the area owe some of their success to working with, for or just an encounter with Action Factory Community Arts."
Action Factory is pleased to be part of the Consortium for Participatory Arts Learning C-PAL