"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 19 years we have led projects with children in care, youth groups, and people with mental health issues, producing plays, comedy, books and radio.
The 'Blame' project
This year we have become fascinated by 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 have been devising a new stage drama called 'Flight Risk' which explores this theme with 3 professional actors. We have just finished our pilot of the show which was well received by our audience and we are now in the stage of 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.
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Company Paradiso is a charity number 1130701.