Throughout 2015, we delivered a new project, DRAMAWORKS, with Richard House Children’s Hospice. The programme was a mixture of drama, storytelling, movement and music sessions for children who attend the hospice as well as their parents and carers, siblings and the staff at the hospice. The programme was generously supported by the Newman’s Own Foundation, and offered bespoke opportunities for children with life-limiting conditions to explore their creativity. We are now working with the Hospice to look at how we can extend this project. If you work in a community health setting and would be keen to explore ways in which we can adapt this project to suit the needs of the young people and families you work with, please contact us.
You can read about two of the sessions we delivered on the Richard House website, and find photos on the Richard House Facebook page:
Family Activity Day in February (and photos on the Richard House Facebook page)
Workshop for the younger Siblings’ Group (and photos of a workshop for the older Siblings’ Group)
Musician Toby Davies and Drama Tutor Tom Simper work with a group at the ‘Space’ Family Activity Day in May 2015
Rachel, the Activities Coordinator at Richard House, explains a bit about the project:
Richard House have been to the Half Moon Theatre multiple times over the years. We have been lucky enough to be given the chance to work more closely with Half Moon this year on a year-long project supporting many different aspects of the work we do at the hospice. We are really enjoying working with them and it’s great to have a local theatre that is so well-equipped for working with children and young people of all abilities. I can’t wait to see what the rest of the year brings!
Drama Tutors Sam Adams and Madeleine Graham work with a group of young siblings at Richard House in July 2015