The collaboration was born out of Greenwich and Woolwich’s BAME diversity conference (13th October 2018). We found serendipity in our aims and aspirations
Galeforce Productions Universal Ltd is a charitable non-profit organisation established in 2010. They raise awareness for and provide training and workshops around a host of issues including domestic abuse, homelessness and disability. They work in the Woolwich community and their service user demographic has a high proportion of 1st and 2nd Migrants as well as Refugees
The R.O.M.E.L Foundation delivers Fusion Arts workshops to improve the Health and Wellbeing of low-waged families in the Royal Borough of Greenwich. They believe that creativity is therapy and all our sessions follow the thread of ‘Art Supporting Wellbeing’. We work in partnership with community organisations to offer sessions in the arts, fitness, entertainment and social events. The R.O.M.E.L Foundation was founded by BRIT School graduate, 90’s rap star, Q-tee and author of ‘Melodies of A Ghetto Princess’, Tatiana Ellis. The Foundation was borne in memory of her son Romel, who passed away from a heart condition in 2005. We pride ourselves on creating and delivering our own original performance pieces.
Dead Rabbits Theatre Company are interested in telling stories from the perspective of women, using a strong female protagonist, a mixed cast of first and second generation migrants as well as Brits and directed by Kasia, Polish born artistic director, currently working on Broadway and has over 20 years’ experience of working with true stories. The company style is highly visual: using ensemble storytelling, live music, puppetry and a large dose of humour. A curious bunch of people who celebrate our cultural differences and who try and find what connects us. Their current work “My Love Lies Frozen in the Ice” has won multiple awards internationally as well as multiple 5 star reviews. The company are part of the Bathway Theatre Network based at the University of Greenwich’s Bathway Theatre
The Bathway Theatre Network is an online platform and physical space for contemporary performance companies and individuals to link together and enable collaboration, artistic exposure and mutual learning. It has begun to investigate how it can make robust, worthwhile and sustainable links with its network of companies and the larger community, be that local or international. The Bathway Theatre Network operates out of the Bathway Theatre is owned by the University of Greenwich.
Greenwich and Lewisham Young’s people Theatre are an official Bathway Theatre Network partner and have agreed to check safeguarding and compliance procedures for this project. GLYOT also run “Jams at the Tramshed,” which will provide another opportunity for the spoken word performances “my story, my voice” to be performed in a public setting,