START (Children and the Arts)
Arts Access for All! START - A new project comes to Hexham! TSF is delighted to be leading on a new project with the Queen’s Hall, Hexham, called Start. Start is funded by the charity Children and the Arts. “Start is a UK-wide programme that aims to reach children who are missing out on a creative and cultural education. Start gives children, who are in danger of missing out, access to high quality arts experiences. This increases their confidence, boosts their self-esteem and raises their aspirations.” (https://www.childrenandarts.org.uk). We are working with nine schools in Hexham and along the North Tyne Valley. Many of the children came to see TSF's A Frog Called Woânda and then took part in shadow puppet workshops . Groups have also seen other plays and exhibitions at the Queen's Hall, participated in art workshops and been involved in drama activities at their school. The project will continue for three years.