Introducing Olivia!

10th August, 2017 - Posted by Gavin - Comments Off on Introducing Olivia!

This week on our blog, our new marketing volunteer Olivia talks about her first day on the job: My name is Olivia, and I will be studying community theatre this coming September, so I approached Gavin asking if he needed any voluntary help. He told me  that they could use someone who helped out with […] Read More

Homelessness – Why?!!

31st January, 2017 - Posted by Gavin - Comments Off on Homelessness – Why?!!

This week on our blog, Karen gives an update on our Bethany Theatre Company: For over a year and a half now, we have been working in partnership with the Bethany Christian Trust to run a Forum Theatre group. The group has been exploring addiction and Recovery and an important part of this is the […] Read More

Hope

15th December, 2016 - Posted by Gavin - Comments Off on Hope

This week on our blog, Suzanne talks about hope and how important it is for us now, more than ever: Hope is the thing with feathers That perches in the soul- And sings the tune without the words- And never stops- at all- Emily Dickinson Beyond ideas of right and wrong there is a field, […] Read More

Power of Performance

15th December, 2016 - Posted by Gavin - Comments Off on Power of Performance

Today, Pinar shares her experiences of working with Shakti Women’s Aid and exploring domestic violence: At times I feel hopeless, sad and angry when reading cases and statistics about domestic abuse. It is said that ‘domestic abuse leads to on average two women being murdered each week and 30 men per year’. There are many […] Read More

The Past, the Present and the Future

30th November, 2016 - Posted by Gavin - Comments Off on The Past, the Present and the Future

In September, the company members of Active Inquiry got together in the puppet lab studio at Vision Mechanics for a week of company development. An opportunity to discuss and reflect on the first year of the Spect-Act project and performances of The Fair-Ground, at the Just Festival in August. Sharing our practical experiences of change, […] Read More

Alma Drama Company – working in partnership with Age in Mind

15th November, 2016 - Posted by Gavin - Comments Off on Alma Drama Company – working in partnership with Age in Mind

Today on our blog, Emily talks about the exciting partnership between The Alma Drama company and Age in Mind: The Alma Drama Company have had a really interesting month or so, getting to know activists with Age in Mind, and working in partnership to produce a piece of Forum Theatre. Both groups have a shared […] Read More

What motivates us to do what we do?

9th November, 2016 - Posted by Gavin - 1 Comment

Today seems like a good day to share Dave’s blog post on the importance of Optimism: I’ll start by acknowledging that this blog post is two weeks late. I had a commitment to deliver it by the 24th of October, and I didn’t. Whenever I gave the blog any thought, I allowed it to overwhelm […] Read More

How does change happen?

24th October, 2016 - Posted by Gavin - Comments Off on How does change happen?

Today on our blog, Suzanne talks about her recent theatrical experiences and how change can happen in the world: Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. Margaret Mead I was recently in a play that two friends and I […] Read More

Change

20th October, 2016 - Posted by Gavin - Comments Off on Change

This week, Alan talks about how becoming a new dad has changed his perspective on change: We talk about ‘Change’ quite a lot here at Active Inquiry; demanding change, working towards change and fighting for change. Typically, we will be referring to change in an ideological sense, looking for greater equality in policy and societal […] Read More

Reflections on the Conservative Party Conference

10th October, 2016 - Posted by Gavin - Comments Off on Reflections on the Conservative Party Conference

This time my blog will be different. I want to talk about politics and how the decisions affect everyone in society. This week, there was the Conservative Party conference in Birmingham. A very scary conference for everyone across the UK. A conference which is filled with hatred and inequality. We have been told by Theresa […] Read More

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