opening new doors to the arts

  • Standing in Line

    A story of the Great War told in songs, readings and images

    by Lester Simpson, Nigel Corbett and Mike Bettison. Standing In Line is the story of the Great War, and the impact it had on the lives of ordinary people.

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  • Ballads of the Beasts of Bowland

    Furry Folk with Strange Tales

    In August 2014 we spent a week working with the lovely folk of Lancashire devising, scripting and writing songs for a piece we all performed in Gisburn Forest.

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  • The Big Soup

    Lights, camera, action…. with learning disabled adults….

    We caused quite a stir at the Big Soup in Keighley. Working with learning disabled adults we had an absolute blast making a blockbuster musical. And the fun ain’t over yet! Read on to find out the ‘Twist’ in the tale…

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  • The Gisburn Forest Guy

    Working with kids….and adults!

    We were in rural Lancashire last year working with youngsters in Gisburn Forest. Now the adults want in on the action! If you can’t beat em……

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Now they’re gone…

Ok these projects are a bit 'last season' but we thought it would be a good idea to tell you a bit about them as it gives you a flavour for what we do.

Over the years we have kept ourselves bang up to speed with the latest in digital technology and social media to ensure we deliver a service that is both contemporary and meaningful to today's communities.

Without giving away too much about how old we are, we have been doing this since 1980!

The shoulder pads and perms have hit the dust but as you can see our enthusiasm is still alive and kicking!

Families! Help Sherlock uncover clues in the Forest

Spy glasses at the ready folks! We want YOU to come and help us solve some of mysteries surrounding Bowland Forest. Don’t worry, we have Sherlock Holmes on hand to help. Read on to find out more……

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Ballads of the Beasts of Bowland

Furry Folk with Strange Tales

In August 2014 we spent a week working with the lovely folk of Lancashire devising, scripting and writing songs for a piece we all performed in Gisburn Forest.

Read more >

Full English Anyone? Toe-tapping events at Witham in Barnard Castle

EVERYONE enjoys a ‘Full English’ which is why were so excited about this fabulous folk event in Teesdale. Click the ‘read more’ button to find out more about this family friendly event…..

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The Big Soup

Lights, camera, action…. with learning disabled adults….

We caused quite a stir at the Big Soup in Keighley. Working with learning disabled adults we had an absolute blast making a blockbuster musical. And the fun ain’t over yet! Read on to find out the ‘Twist’ in the tale…

Read more >

Hear Us Now

Working with kids in care….

Hear Us Now was inspirational! We worked with kids in care who wrote their own songs and recorded them on to a CD. We are now looking for funding to develop this project further….

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The Gisburn Forest Guy

Working with kids….and adults!

We were in rural Lancashire last year working with youngsters in Gisburn Forest. Now the adults want in on the action! If you can’t beat em……

Read more >

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