London Cultural Trip – February 2016
On the 16th February, 10 young people from New Lodge Arts and 10 young people from NACN Theatre Company, Rathcoole set off for a 4-day trip to London. The project built on the previous Acting Up Summer Camp which brought young people from both communities together for the first time with the aim of building good relations. The trip was tailored to meet the needs of the group and included educational visits, historical tours, movement and dance workshop and trips to West End Shows: The Lion King & Mamma Mia. The young people had a fantastic time and build strong bonds within the group.
Dee Crooks, Co-ordinator, NACN Theatre Company said ‘London has been an experience . It has been very educational and most important it has shown all the young people that possibilities are indeed endless. It wasn't all that long ago 6 young people sat in a room and said one day it would be great to go to London to see a show and to experience West End London. From everyone in NACN Theatre Company, we would like to say the biggest THANK YOU we can...... Cheers.’
Anne Delaney, Arts Programme & Operations Manager said ‘The partnership with NACN Theatre Company has made a huge impact on the young people involved. They have made genuine friendships and dispelled myths of ‘the other’ community. The young people have formed strong bonds and we are excited about future opportunities to work collaboratively.’