We are taking on new premises in the centre of Blackburn, more news to follow shortly. We will be holding a garage sale in the building on 18th October and people will have the opportunity take home a bit of Action Factory history, or just something useful. We will keep you updated, watch this space!
From 22nd September, Action Factory is running the youth theatre at Darwen Library Theatre. We have plans to invite professional actors and other artists in to make the sessions more interesting and challenging. Click here
We had a great celebration of the end of our project on the Landgate Estate. More Pics will be posted here soon! Travelling Light Circus dazzled crowds with their graceful performances
Action Factory are delighted to announce a new focus of work funded by Arts Council England under their Grant for the Arts programme. We will be using the words Home, Hidden and Roam to inspire artists working with groups of people from different backgrounds, circumstances and ethnicities. More details will follow soon!
Contact Kerry Tuhill for more details if you are interested in getting involved in attending one of our performance sessions.
Future Shorts Pop Up Film Festival Summer Season
Further information about Future Shorts in Blackburn : firstname.lastname@example.org or calling: 07552 639633
We are pleased to be working with Wigan Leisure and Culture Trust and the Landgate community again on phase 2 of the AGMA arts engagement project. We have looked back with a remiscence project this time we are talking to young people and thinking about the present and the future.
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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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 27 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: "... 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."