Sunday 31st August 2014
Hope Street Ltd in partnership with Suitcase Ensemble will create a one-day festival of carnival, storytelling, puppetry, performance and music working with community groups in Everton. This event will take place around Everton, culminating in a celebratory event in Everton Park.
For more information, contact Montserrat Gili & John Leyland, Hope Street Ltd’s Creative Producers: firstname.lastname@example.org
September – November 2014
Hope Street Ltd will deliver workshops for young people in North Liverpool later in the year.
For more information, contact Laura Cockett, Projects Producer: email@example.com
Over the last 18 months, Hope Street Ltd., working in partnership with local groups, schools and artists have produced over a dozen creative events linked to the Jewel on the Hill project. Here are some examples…
(May 2014) Supported by Hope Street Ltd., the 2nd Year Drama Students at Liverpool John Moores University presented a one-day festival around Everton: in Everton Park, Great Homer Street Market and on the grassed area next to Everton Library.
“Top & Tale”
(February 2013) One of Hope Street Limited’s associate companies – Suitcase Ensemble – secured Grass Roots Funding from Liverpool City Council to deliver three participatory and performance events, engaging local people in telling stories about the local area through song, poetry, painting, collage etc. Hope Street Limited financially supported the one held at St. George’s Church in Everton and provided an opportunity for us to update participants about the JOTH project.
(May 2013) Hope Street Limited ran creative workshops of arts activities at West Everton Community Council (WECC) and Breckfield & North Everton Neighbourhood Council (BNENC), for people to tell their ‘future stories’ – of their hopes for the future and to imagine their future city or the future of the Everton landscape.
The Arts Coordinator for Friends of Everton Park (FoEP) and volunteers from BNENC helped to distribute fliers and posters. The flier included a photo of Everton Library and advertised the sharing that took place on the grassed area next to the North Wall. The event attracted former residents who were curious to hear what the plans were for the building as well as young people who were also curious to see what was happening on their field. They were told about the project and plans for the building, and will continue to be engaged through arts and sports activities.
“Oral History Project”
(May-June 2013) An intern from Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) visited local residents, the Clock Community Centre, the May Bank Holiday Fun Day, church-goers and the Everton History Group to gather some oral histories about the library in happier times. Hope Street Limited is only at the beginning of this project and plans to continue this piece of work on a regular basis, adding to the oral histories captured by National Museums Liverpool (NML). Hope Street Limited is in conversation with Ken Rogers (Liverpool Echo) and NML about the JOTH project hosting an archive of oral histories.
(September/October 2012 & May-July 2013) Free running, film making, puppetry and street theatre workshops led by local artists and produced as part of Hope Street Ltd.’s three year programme funded by Children in Need.