A Misdummer Nights Dream – in Croxteth Woods

To commemorate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, we will be staging  one of the bard’s best loved plays –  A Midsummer Night’s Dream – in Croxteth Woods.

Our Lady and St Philomena’s primary school,  along with AVCT’s youth drama group  will bring this classical rom-com to life as part of the regeneration of Croxteth Woods.  The play will be performed at the official opening of the new pathway.

The play will be performed ‘promenade style’,  moving from one scenic location to the other, starting from the entrance of the pathway into the heart of the woods, where the main part of the play will take place.

The project is being developed by the creative department at Alt Valley Community Trust, whose aim is to make quality theatre accessible  to everyone in the local community.

Paula Currie, head of creative development at AVCT and leader of this project said

“This is a wonderful opportunity for young people to participate in one of Shakespeare’s best known plays in a beautiful environment on their own door step.”

To see why ‘The course of true love never did run smooth.’ Come on down to the free performance on Saturday 25th March

For more information please contact Paula on 0151 546 5514.

Kids Summer Drama Group has begun!

On Monday 25th July the Kids Summer Drama Group begun and its proving to be very popular! ALL children are welcome to attend for FREE each Monday and Tuesday 10am till 3pm; with lunch provided. Towards the end of the summer all children have the opportunity to showcase their talents to a packed audience in the Adelphi Hotel. We can assure you that this news has excited our future Benedict Cumberbatch’s and Keira Knightley’s!

If your child is aged 8 – 16 years of age and enjoys drama then please get in touch with Paula Currie on 0151 546 5514.

Award winning Poet comes to AVCT

AVCT is thrilled to announce that the renowned American spoken word artist Black Ice is appearing at Communiversity this week.
Black Ice, who has won a clutch of awards including an Emmy and a Tony will be hosting a FREE workshop this Wednesday 6th July at 5-8pm.

Workshops are open to young people and adults who would like to learn to express themselves through rap, performance poetry or would like to hone existing skills.

Go with the Flow and come along to the session this week – no need to book. Just turn up!

FREE Music Taster Sessions are Back!

AVCT are pleased to announce that FREE music tatser sessions are returning in June 2016. Taster sessions will run for 5 weeks; from Wednesday 15th June 2016, with progression on to a Level 1 qualification. These sessions are aimed at people 16+ who are interested in a career in music. For more information please call Stephen Turner on 0151 546 5514.

FREE Music Taster Sessions at AVCT

AVCT is running FREE music taster sessions as part of the BBC’s Get Creative Day. Join Peter Hooton and Steve Grimes from The Farm and have a bash on the drums or try your hand at guitar. If DJ-ing is more your thing… DJ Robin Jackson (Creamfields/Café Del Mar) will be on the decks.

Come along and give it a go. Sessions will run this SATURDAY 2nd APRIL at 10.30-1.00pm. Young people aged 14 and over are welcome to come along. There will also be a live performance in the CAFE at 12pm…

Just turn up on the day or call Paula Currie on 0151 546 5514 to reserve your place!

Home – A Play about Norris Green

AVCT’s Love Acting adult and youth drama groups performed their new play Home to a packed audience at Ellergreen Community Centre on Friday 18th March.

The play is based on stories gathered from the local community and tells the story of a house in Norris Green and all the people who have ever lived there. It’s a funny, moving, dramatisation which helps to bring Norris Green’s history to life.

Due to overwhelming demand they have scheduled another performance at De La Salle Academy on Wednesday 23 March at 7pm.

Call Liz Lewis on 0151 546 5514 to book your ticket for an unforgettable evening!

Hells 11 to Hell A – ‘Summer Scheme Project’

Alt Valley Community Trust – Liverpool organised a ‘Creative Summer Scheme’ to give local young people an opportunity to experience creative activities involving music, creative writing, drawing and illustration. Furthermore youngsters attended film, video, stage make-up, voice-over drama workshops. The scheme was held over four weeks in the summer, the comic-strip animation above comes in two versions. This colour version and a black & white cut.


From “Hell 11 to Hell A” is a story about Croxteth Zombies who win a trip to Hollywood via a talent show – with inevitable consequences!

Thingwall Hall – ‘A Day in the Life’

Alt Valley Community Trust in collaboration with Thingwall Hall led a drama course with the aim of helping people with a variety of disabilities learn basic drama techniques. This was taught over a period of 7-8 weeks and ended with a learners performing in front of a live audience.
The story of ‘A Day in a Life’ is about the day to day routine of Thingwall Hall’s service users.

mikeThingwall Drama group

Good Education – FREE Performance

Free Performance at Liverpool Museum
Monday 26 October 11.30 am and 2.30 pm

Love Acting – AVCT’s community theatre group are performing a play – Good Education at the Museum of Liverpool on the 26th October, 11.30am & 2.30pm. The play is supported by the BBC Performing Arts Fund and highlights the occupation of Croxteth Comprehensive school in the 80s. The occupation ran for a full year and transformed the lives of many Croxteth residents and pupils. Good Education is a powerful drama which explores a unique episode in Liverpool’s history.
The play was developed from oral histories collected from the people who were involved in the struggle and the actors have been drawn from the local community.

Please click on the link below to view a trailer about the project.

There will also be a photographic exhibition about the struggle and the museum will provide people with the opportunity to listen to the oral histories that inspired the play. The play will be followed by a Q&A with some of the activists who were involved in the occupation.

Please contact AVCT on 0151 546 5514 to reserve tickets for the performance.

Local residents share memories of Norris Green

Residents of Norris Green gathered together at Norris Green Library and Ellergreen Community Centre recently to share memories of the area. The sessions were part of AVCT and Cobalt Housing’s HOME project. The project aims to record residents’ memories of Norris Green which will then be featured in a play called Home. The play is being developed by local writer Paula Currie who working closely with the community. If you would like to be involved in the play, either as an actor or working behind the scenes, please contact Paula on 0151 546 5514