Paul Hamlyn Support for New Tinderbox Outreach Programme

Posted on 11 August 2010 in Outreach

Tinderbox has secured the support of the Paul Hamlyn Foundation for its ambitious Outreach Programme. Over the last ten years Tinderbox has developed an excellent reputation for its ground breaking Outreach and Community engagement work.

The Paul Hamlyn Foundation has pledged £66,000 to fund three new imaginative projects which will see community members both young and old from across Northern Ireland working with the Belfast based company.

This substantial grant from the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, alongside new support from the Rayne Foundation, The Clore Foundation, The Women’s Caring Trust and Belfast City Council, represents a vital investment with which to continue and expand the company’s Outreach projects.

Tinderbox’s Two Year Programme includes three distinct projects:


A cross community youth project bring together 14 – 18 year olds from across Northern Ireland to create their own full stage productions.  Participants will create their own scripts, on themes chosen by the group and perform them with the professional guidance of Tinderbox.

Turning the Page

An innovative new approach to community theatre, Turning the Page will see community groups from divided communities create and exchange new writing for performance, with the aim of enhancing trust and understanding.  The project will create a body of personal testimony and new writing which will be shared within and between communities and result in the publication of the collected work.

True North Workshop Programme

Building on Tinderbox’s track record of outreach programmes to compliment our professional productions, the company will conduct workshops across Northern Ireland in connection with True North, a series of plays produced by Ireland’s only New Writing Ensemble.

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