Strike A Light: Let’s Create

This page summarises our current and upcoming activity and how it fits with the ‘Let’s Create’ Outcomes and Investment Principles. You can filter down to specific things you want to see by using the category buttons.

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Artists on lockdown: Conrad Murray

A conversation with actor, writer, director, rapper, beatboxer, singer and theatre-maker Conrad Murray

Supporting young climate protestors

We’ve been working with the most *amazing* group of Youth Climate Activists over the last year or so. We went along to their Youth Strike 4 Climate and were instantly blown away by their knowledge, conviction, maturity, confidence and energy. In Gloucester they are a small but vocal minority and carry on with their protests in the face of aggression from adults in the street and public criticism on social media. It started us thinking…

Artists on lockdown: Viv Gordon

A conversation with theatre-maker, survivor activist & arts and mental health campaigner Viv Gordon

GDIF

We are a national partner with the festival.org Global Streets Programme to bring large-scale outdoor international touring work to Gloucester. We are working with the city council and Gloucester Culture Trust to deliver this.

Gloucester presents: White City x Conrad Murray x Lucy Wilcox

What happens when you team up a group of local residents with a pair of incredible artists?

Hungry Nation

This project is dependent on funding. If successful we will be commissioned by Coventry City of Culture to co-create a nationally significant performance event with food bank users, food poverty researchers and artists

Changing Charity Leadership #1: Activism, The Arts And Politics

This is the first of a short series of rants and resolutions about why charity boards/governance structures are often a pale imitation of what they should be, and what we intend to do to change that.

7 Principles for Great Cultural Events

Since 2013, we’ve been working in Gloucester to create great cultural events and experiences that can bring communities together, make life vibrant and exciting – and change things for the better. In that time, we’ve learned loads about what works and what doesn’t.

The World Awakens

Pupils from schools in Gloucester have created a brand new piece of music alongside The Multi Story Orchestra.

Let Artists Be Artists

For too long, there have been massive inequalities in terms of who benefits from ‘The Arts’ – both as audiences and professionals. Artists go underpaid, under-heard and under-supported. And it’s not truly open to everyone. We want to change that.

I Stand For What I Stand On

Young people from Gloucester’s Student Climate Network present their own original protest performance, under Gaia at the Cathedral

2020 Year in Review

A year of community x creative collaborations

Producer (co-created programme) Call Out

We’re looking for an experienced producer to join our team and lead on our co-created programme of work.

Woke Meeting

We’re issuing an invitation to arts organisations and allies to meet on 23 February at 5pm to discuss the “heritage summit” called by Oliver Dowden, our potential collective response as arts organisations and to offer support if appropriate to the heritage sector.

Gloucester Presents… Communities in Conversation

A filmed panel discussion, where the guests are all Gloucester residents – sharing their stories of life in the city 🔥

Gloucester Presents… SheSpoke

A small group of women took part in writing workshops to express themselves in poetry – which was then turned into a hand-sewn textile banner 🔥

Of Earth and Sky

Gloucester goes Hollywood – watch as giant letters appear across the city!

Making the arts better – for artists and communities

We want to see a world where EVERYONE can access high quality cultural events that are relevant and enriching to them. A world where the systems are fair, adventurous and open to everyone.

Luke Jerram's Gaia

See a huge replica of planet Earth floating in the middle of Gloucester Cathedral

Gloucester Presents… Fashion Show

Local residents teamed up with amazing artists to produce their own choreographed fashion show 🔥