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Stay active with Livewire’s online sessions this Easter

Entertainment / Wed 24th Mar 2021 at 12:57pm

FOLLOWING on from the success of YouTube sessions ‘Drama and Stuff with Sam Ashford’ and with the support of the National Lottery and Harlow Playhouse, Livewire tutors have got together (Covid secure) to keep young people active over the Easter holidays.

This term was supposed to see Livewire reaching out to the community through a National Lottery Community Fund project called “Reaching Out”, this grant would help more young people around the town find out about Livewire and their free theatre workshops. Clearly, Lockdown has made this impossible so Livewire had to reimagine the

Weekly online workshops have been running since January and next week a series of videos will be released. Starting on Monday 29th March at 12 noon (and then the following three days at the same time) the first Livewire session will go live. During these sessions, aimed at primary aged children, Sam leads a drama session creating fun characters to play around with, Becky leads a dance section building a final piece throughout the week and, with the help of viewers via comments, Steve writes an original song.

All content produced will be put together for a presentation later this summer and Livewire will continue to ‘Reach Out’ into the community which includes working with the fabulous ‘Changing Lives’.

Former Livewire member, now Chair to The Livewire Trust, Becky Bird said “As soon as Lockdown 3 was announced we knew we had to make changes so that we could keep contact with young people. We also knew we had to make changes to make this project work and I am so proud of our team for what they have done so far. We know that for some young people Livewire has been a lifeline during tough times and we look forward to reaching out and bringing more young people into our family”

To find out more or, to bring Livewire to your organisation to work with your young people then please contact Sam Ashford at [email protected]

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