The Theatre Shed
Founded in 2005 The Theatre Shed is an exciting, inclusive theatre company where young people from every walk of life, background and ability come together to use the power of drama, music and dance to have fun, build confidence and develop their creativity.
Neither ‘mainstream’ nor ‘disability’, their inclusivity offers an inspiring alternative theatre made up of an all-encompassing cross section of the community.
The children and young adults are encouraged and supported by their mentors to come up with and develop their ideas with the freedom of self-expression.
They believe that theatre should be for everyone regardless of personal circumstances or background, and they work with young people of all abilities, producing excellent, thought provoking, challenging and, above all, entertaining theatre.
The House of Tree is now the home of Theatre Shed on Tuesdays and will soon also be hosting the Wednesday sessions as well.
Click here for further information on The Theatre Shed The Theatre Shed – Inspiring. Inclusive. Theatre.
Root and Branch Change
Root and Branch Change work in Munsieville, South Africa - believed to be the oldest undeveloped township in South Africa. Largely unknown beyond its immediate area, it played a pivotal role in the struggle against apartheid and was the childhood home of the late Nobel laureate, Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
Despite being a stone’s throw from the richest square mile on the African continent, Munsieville is poor. The majority of its residents live in grinding poverty, with children raised in tiny tin shacks with no sanitation, running water or power. These children face unimaginable deprivation, abuse, neglect and abandonment, living every day in a constant state of fear. Sadly they often fall through the government systems and charity safety nets to fend for themselves, scavenging for scraps from rubbish dumps, or being deserted at night in streets filled with violence.
Root and Branch Change are committed to creating a growing network of safe houses and child champions, supported by local churches in South Africa, to transform the lives of these children.
As part of their fundraising, they run a micro-nursery, specialising in beautiful drought resistant plants. They also sell gifts and crafts hand-made in South Africa and the UK by gifted artisans and crafters, using their skills to earn a living and support their families.
All products and services are sold to raise funds for their charitable purposes and every penny made gets put to work, helping transform the lives of people who really need our support.
Click here for more information: Root & Branch Change UK | Registered Charity (rootandbranchchange.org)