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Status: ◉ WANG |  Content report
Three mermaid dolls made from various fabrics and wools

Our associate director, Ingrid Jones, has recently been working with UWE Bristol and Roses Theatre, Tewkesbury to create a play from people’s ‘water stories’ – their experiences of Tewskesbury Floods, the good and the bad. This play – a drama piece about local water resilience and climate change, was been co-created with community members of Tewkesbury. It is a …

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Elevate is a scheme run by acta and supported by The Singer Foundation and Arts Council England. It is aimed at community theatre practitioners and socially engaged artists who are interested in working with a specific community, and would like to develop their knowledge and practice of community and socially engaged theatre and arts practice. …

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Eleven members of our over 55s group stand around a Christmas tree made of brightly coloured pompoms, cheering.

We’re taking a small rest between Wednesday 20th December 2023 and Thursday 4th January 2024. You are welcome to email us or call us and leave a voicemail in that time but please don’t anticipate a response until the New Year. We hope you’re able to take some time for yourself, too. Stay creative!

Digital illustration showing two quickly drawn girls with their backs to one another and lots of Christmassy emblems in between

This newsletter was sent on 1st December 2023 to our newsletter subscribers. If you would like to be one of the first to hear acta news, please sign up to our newsletter here. Welcome to acta’s December 2023 newsletter. We can’t quite believe that this is the last month of 2023 – it certainly rushed …

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A jewellery making workshop at the Creative Wellbeing Cafe

The volunteers that run our Creative Wellbeing Café are taking a well-earned break over the Christmas period. The last session of 2023 will be Thursday 30th November, 10.30am – 2.30pm. The café will reopen on February 8th 2024 10.30am to 2.30pm, and we look forward to another year of creativity! We’re also looking for more …

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Four actors sit on stage, laughing and smiling with one another. One actor is using a laptop

We’re on the lookout for a new Treasurer for our board. We need someone to watch over our financial management, working closely with the other members of our board to safeguard acta’s finances and future. As a treasurer Trustee, you will bring your financial knowledge and experience to help guide the financial decision-making of our …

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Digital illustration of a sunflower in a mandala style

Every Thursday, 10.30am to 2.30pm Since summer 2022 our Creative Wellbeing Café has livened up our building on Thursday mornings with affordable and delicious homemade cakes, simple lunches, refreshments and a friendly, welcoming atmosphere provided by our excellent volunteers.  Between 11am and 1pm each week an artist will host a drop-in creative workshop. Get hands …

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We have some food-based voluntary opportunities here at acta. Our popular Making Time sessions on Tuesdays are needing more chefs – could that be you? Each week we get a delivery of food from FareShare South West and then our volunteers get all Ready, Steady, Cook and turn it into a delicious hot meal which …

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Three sudanese young women are dressed in traditional clothing for the procession

Sudafest is a celebration of Sudanese culture. Everyone is welcome at Sudafest – Those with Sudanese heritage and those who want to learn more. We‘ll revel in the breadth and vibrancy of Sudanese culture by coming together with music, food, theatre, dance, workshops, a parade, and more! There’ll be something for all ages, with a …

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