Moving On Autumn 2021 By Care Leavers, for Care Leavers. Do you want to help make a new piece of theatre at Birmingham Hippodrome in January 2022? Join us on Zoom, in person, or both!

Do you want to share your experiences & work creatively to make positive change? Do you want to be part of a Young Producers group to co-design a new project that will have lasting impact on services for care leavers & children in care in Birmingham & beyond? 

Women & Theatre want to collaborate with care leavers of different genders and cultural backgrounds to produce new creative work together. This might include making theatre productions, short films, podcasts and workshops.

As a participant you could gain experience in project management, event planning, research, marketing, workshop facilitation, devising theatre & film, performing, music making and evaluations. 

Developed from research and informed by care leavers’ lived experiences and expertise, the creative work produced will make a positive difference. It will help children in care to think about their options and choices as they approach independent living. By sharing with relevant professionals and policymakers, the project will also help to develop and improve future support services for care leavers. We have a broad vision for the project, however detailed plans for deciding what we do and how, will be co-designed with care leavers. To make this happen, we want to recruit a Young Producers group who will meet regularly to create the project together. We do not expect people to commit to the full 2-year project and there will be lots of different opportunities to get involved in a range of ways.

Dates & Times 

In Person at Birmingham Hippodrome 9 & 23 October, 6 & 20 Nov and 4 Dec 2021

Online Zoom Sessions 13 & 27 October, 10 & 24 November and 8 Dec 2021

In person at recording studio Saturday 27 November 2021

 All activity will be fully risk assessed in line with latest Covid-19 guidance. 

If you are interested in gaining skills & experience, please get in contact with Katie Webster via katiewebster@womenandtheatre.co.uk or 07956 773 196

Watch this short film of 3 amazing members of our Moving On group! Here they tell you why young people should get involved in Moving On.

Funders & Partners 

Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, Birmingham Children’s Trust & Birmingham City Council