Wow. What a year 2014 has been! We’ve had our heads swimming in an exciting sea of planning after our performance at Square Chapel that we haven’t had a chance to update you all.
We had some incredible responses from audiences in Halifax, including a teacher from a school who came to see Secret Diaries in the afternoon:
“Interesting, well done and carefully put across. It was great to see a play which involved the issue of coming out aimed in a non-patronising way. I was so glad my students were able to see it and felt all identified with the characters, gay or straight.” - Sowerby Bridge High School
The Lord Mayor of Manchester had some wonderful things to say about us too:
“Art with Heart works with young people using theatre and creative workshops to engage with them and to help break down prejudice and foster understanding. Inspiring young people while promoting diversity and instilling a passion for the arts is certain to improve the lives of everyone involved with Art with Heart” Lord Mayor of Manchester Councillor Naeem ul Hassan
Some young people in our audience also told us Secret Diaries helped them:
“Understand how gay people feel and we shouldn’t judge them”
“The effect of this occurring in real life, and what to do if you’re in that situation”
“The workshop helped me to understand some cases of my life”
We are currently working towards Secret Diaries on tour, and there will be so much to talk about, we decided that it was high time we smartened up our website, so we’re working towards something pretty fancy and we cannot wait!
So, at the moment follow us on twitter @artwith_heart or on our facebook page /weareartwithheart for updates and we’ll see you soon!