Contact and Maxwell Golden, the writer and performer of CountryBoy’s Struggle, liked the idea so much they arranged to incorporate a routine from the dancers into the production. What a great opportunity.
Back in 1997 Culturapedia worked on a successful bid for Lancashire County Council for We Play Cultural Olympiad funding. The resulting project has evolved into Blaze, an ambitious youth-led culture and sport programme for Lancashire, Blackpool and the Fylde Coast.
Blaze are great friends of Culturapedia and Paul, who works with us on somewhereto_ and also helps coordinate the Blaze programme.
They saw CounrtyBoy’s Struggle as a great opportunity to add value to their annual celebration of the project and invited all their young people and partners to BYT for an early evening viewing of their new video and awards ceremony.
As editors and managers of mailout, one of the countries most valued arts news sites, Culturapedia was asked to present two of the Blogging Awards to the young people who have used social media to such great effect as part of the Blaze Programme.
Another somewhereto_ er, Joanna Embly, had used a Blaze event to take photographs. The celebration was also a chance for her to exhibit some of the fantastic work she did.
We were really impressed with what the Blaze young people achieved. The show was fantastic, a really inspirational piece of theatre and a brilliant performance. The dancers were great and incorporated into the show really well. Maxwell brought them back onto the stage at the end to take a bow. – What a somewehreto_ experience!
The whole evening was a great celebration of the arts in Lancashire and the North West and Culturapedia is really proud to have played such a pivotal part in bringing it together.