"We enable people to tell their stories"
Company Associate: John Hegley
We are a Charity that listens to people and helps them to understand their own story and develop positive identity. We do this through projects involving creativity, writing and performance. For 20 years we have led projects with children in care, youth groups, and people with mental health issues, producing plays, comedy, books and radio.
Adur In Action: A Portrait of Voluntary & Community Life
This year we wrote and presented this 15 minute film about Adur District's community and voluntary groups, which would be especially useful for anyone thinking about volunteering, or who is coming to West Sussex for the first time.
This year we are leading workshops with adults and young people. We worked recently with the Children's Commission on a multimedia day with children from all over England.
We recently took on the subject of 'blame'. How can we get around, over, under or just turn away from this state? We are running drama and life story workshops with children in care and children excluded from school. At the same time we devised a new stage drama called 'Flight Risk' which explored this theme with 3 professional actors. The pilot of the show was well received and we are developing this show further.
The Generation Game
See Listen Again for clips from our partnership with BBC Radio Sussex in 2014, which includes many wonderful conversations and bits of sage advice on communication between generations. Funding for this project came from National Lottery Awards for All, Sussex Community Fund and the Foyle Foundation, and enabled a range of people to take part in the project who might not otherwise been able to do so.
To keep up to date with the latest from Company Paradiso, please visit us at http://www.facebook.com/companyparadiso.
Company Paradiso is a charity number 1130701.