Project

Everyday Heroes

In September 2014, EVERYDAY HEROES took an audience of local residents and community members on an evening storytelling walk around Heginbottom Crescent and told the stories of Ashton-under-Lyne’s ‘everyday heroes’ – each hero having been nominated by local people and interviewed by Chol artists.

Performed by community members with brass bands, line dancing, disco and a street party vibe, the piece took place in gardens, on top of cars and along the street itself. The event ended with the chance to sing a few favourites on karaoke, before a fire installation, lit by community members and spelling out the phrase THIS IS OURS, illuminated the sky.
EVERYDAY HEROES was a commission from the Royal Exchange Theatre directed by Evie Manning and produced in partnership with us and pa_Boom, as part of a collaboration between New Charter Homes, New Charter Academy & the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester. The project engaged over 70 residents as participants and volunteers, and was attended by an audience of over 300 from the local community.

http://www.royalexchange.co.uk/new-charter-everyday-heroes-film