The Knotted Project has been working with The Dukes for more than 6 years, aiming to put creativity out there in communities and schools across Lancashire. Our partnership has always been built on ensuring that creative, arts based opportunities are available and accessible to as many young people as possible.
This programme of engagement has up skilled young people in physical theatre and performance skills as well as giving them the platform to create their own work. The MAKE project schools festival is always an exciting, packed out theatre event that celebrates the creative achievements of primary and secondary school pupils from Lancaster and the surrounding area.
The Knotted Project have also created online theatre resources for The Dukes during the COVID-19 pandemic. Through pre-recorded creative sessions, our ambition was that children would be able to re-connect with us and each other in a fun and interactive way. This project always champions self expression, confidence, curiosity and imagination.
I’m extremely happy to have worked closely with Simon and Natalie; they are thoughtful artists and have so much to contribute at a time when we need creative brains the most.
Over the last few years, The Dukes have been working closely with The Knotted Project on regular school engagement work. We cannot wait to collaborate with The Knotted Project again and to welcome children and young people back to the place where, for so many, their love of live theatre first begins.