Blackburn Youth Zone

Since April 2017, we have been running arts workshops at Blackburn Youth Zone. After a pilot project with visual, writing and drama sessions to see what most interested the young people, we began running drama sessions with Diversity and Senior Read More …

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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 …

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My New Light: Art Project

Since 2015, we have collaborated on a children’s visual art project as part of Refugee Week. Initially it was run by Mukhtar Ghebirrebbi with colleagues and volunteers from The Children’s Society Family Safe Project in Blackburn. Volunteer artist Urmila Chowdhury Read More …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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National Theatre Connections performances

Action Factory’s work with young people from diverse backgrounds has led to our two youth theatres being part of National Theatre Connections 2016. Our performances were part of Voluntary Arts Week  #lovetoCreate It’s only fair to share…

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