Boxing, Theatre and Migration

In October 2016, we began a collaboration with Tom Green, a playwright based in London, who we know via our connections with Refugee Week and Platforma. Tom’s latest play, Tom Molineaux, tells the story of black American boxer Tom Molineaux, Read More …

Summer Arts Adventures – week one complete!

On Monday 24 July from 8.45am the group started to arrive. By Tuesday 25 July at 3.30pm, 22 children aged 7-11 had made a book, worked on drama, adventure story ideas, weaving, lino printing, used the beautiful historic printing press, Read More …

Refugee Week 2017

Every year, we coordinate a range of activities and events, along with a network of other volunteers and organisations for Refugee Week and this year’s celebration was another success. Thank you to all involved. This year’s events were: Sunday 18 Read More …

1973: Bowie in Blackburn

On Saturday 8 July, members of our Darwen Youth Theatre; Story Makers and guests from our drama project at Blackburn Youth Zone performed together at King George’s Hall, Blackburn. This was as part of an event involving over 750 people Read More …

Eastern Discovery

We worked with Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery exploring their wonderful, inspiring collection of Japanese prints and objects. Eastern Discovery was a two day Summer Arts Award workshop aimed at 7-11year olds.  Activities included speaking and writing Japanese language and Read More …

Summer Arts Adventures-with Blackburn Museum

This summer, children aged 7-11 can achieve their Discover and Explore Arts Award at Blackburn Museum!  Work with Action Factory to create stories, illustrations, drama and fun with textiles. Everyone will make an amazing and unusual book to treasure and Read More …

New Play: Tom Molineaux – 7pm, 19 May at Darwen Library Theatre

Based on an extraordinary true story, Tom Molineaux charts the rise and fall of one of the greatest heroes of bare knuckle boxing. Born a slave, Tom Molineaux boxes his way to freedom. In 1810 he arrives in London where Read More …

First performance completed!

On Monday 27th February the Story Makers (a diverse group of young people from Blackburn and Darwen) held the preview performance of The Monstrum at Darwen Library Theatre to an invited audience of parents and friends, plus two people from Read More …