Well it has been a fantastically busy and wonderful year at Historical Adventures Theatre Company. In November we celebrated our 10th birthday. It is a huge achievement that is down to all the friends of the company and the wonderfully talented staff that we have with us on this Historical Adventure. We have collaborated with some great councils and some great companies to bring us to where we are. Most importantly we wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for all our participants. To you all I am eternally grateful.
We have been working hard with our Youth Theatre at the Harbour art centre and afterschool drama clubs to develop their skills, abilities and confidence with some great and entertaining results. Our Holiday Programmes and event days have been a great success and have had us travelling far and wide throughout North Ayrshire, meeting all kinds of lovely people.
Also we have been working with enable Renfrew, Milldale and the Mirren this year. It has been an amazing experience with those groups and they all seem to be flourishing under John’s careful guidance. Their Christmas shows are the best I have seen.
David is now sitting his level 6 British Sign Language course and is loving being involved with working with the drama class over at the Hayfield Support centre for the deaf, teaching them many skills including puppetry, circus skills and improvisation and scene work. He is vastly enjoying his transition to the deaf arts.
There are grand plans for historical Adventures in the year to come including a Tam O Shanter tour that starts late January. There is also a chance of working alongside Weaving Musical Threads and Moxie creative Kids which is always filled with fun and creativeness. As usual all our classes will be starting back in the second week of January.
We have also applied for funding to be involved in the Paisley 2021 city of culture bid, so everyone cross your fingers for some good news. If we are successful then there will be a whole host of deaf events coming to Renfrewshire.
All the best for 2017