Blog

Read the latest news and views from the Art with Heart team and our collaborators.

Group of LGBTQ+ young people with the mayor

Giving platforms and listening to young people

Sarah talks about her week working with young people during Hate Crime Awareness Week and LGBTQ+ History Month.

The Paines Plough roundabout theatre

Declaration takes over Paines Plough’s Roundabout at Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Read about our jaunt to Edinburgh to perform Declaration in Paines Plough’s beautiful Roundabout.

Participants enjoying tea and biscuits

Raising our tea cups to the Skinners’ Company Lady Neville Charity

Showing thanks to the Skinners’ Company Lady Neville Charity, who give small grants to local grass-roots organisations.

Sarah speaking in a workshop

Sarah: How ADHD has shaped her career

Sarah talks to The Reviews Hub about the reason behind making Declaration – a new piece of theatre which explores gaining an ADHD diagnosis as an adult.

Rachel drinking tea

Rachel talks to The Lowry for Mental Health Awareness Week

The Lowry interviewed Rachel for Mental Health Awareness Week. She discusses new play Declaration which has been ‘Developed With’ The Lowry.

An audience watches a performance at a venue

Whose responsibility is it to make arts venues a safe space for vulnerable peope?

Rachel was contacted by publication Ziggy’s Wish to contribute to a discussion around our duty of care as artists to audiences.

Sarah holds a loud hailer and outstretches both her arms above her head. Her teeth are gritted, as she performs in front of an audience in a darkened studio theatre.

Sarah’s Declaration rehearsal blog

Sarah talks our preparations for Declaration including the fear and excitement of making something new, looking after yourself and the importance of other people outside the rehearsal room

A small light box on a table reads Share A Story #IWD2016. Behind it is a map on the wall with luggage tags pinned to it.

Happy International Women’s Day!

Happy International Women’s Day! Today we will be thinking about gender equality and celebrating the historical, local and international women close to our heart.

Sarah and Rachel grinning as they sit in a ball pool and throw balls in the air

Happy 2016!

Happy new year! (We realise it’s a bit late!). This is a big round up so grab a brew!

A persons' feet next to a mosaic of the Pride flag.

LGBT North West becomes The Proud Trust!

LGBT Youth North West holds a special place in my heart.

Sarah stands at the front of a workshop with her arms open wide. She is wearing an Art With Heart T-shirt.

Hope at the end of the world

I spent last week running the Belgrade Theatre’s Summer School for 42 committed and inspiring young people aged 8-16 with local dancer Jonathan Armstrong.

An actor stands on a stage set of a teenage bedroom. They are wearing a mini-skirt and a leather jacket.

Catherine’s tour blog: Cast, radio, big screens and music treats!

After a wonderful reception at Harrow we were in fine fettle when we set out bright and early for the long journey to Cast Theatre in Doncaster.

A photo of the cast and crew of Secret Diaries smiling on set

Rachel’s tour blog: Harrow Arts Centre and the penultimate week!

Rachel Moorhouse, Secret Diaries Director talks banners, crowdfunders and the penultimate week!

Sarah dances while wearing headphones and a walkman in a scene form Secret Diaries.

Sarah’s tour blog: Writer’s nerves, Wolverhampton and loving what you do

Sarah shares her experiences of the Secret Diaries tour.

Michael Forrest performing as Dad in Secret Diaries

Mike’s Tour Blog: Sun, seaside fun and international audiences at Stephen Joseph Theatre

Mike talks seaside, fun, food and making a difference with theatre at the superb Stephen Joseph Theatre…

A shot from Secret Diaries of two actors smiling on a bed together

Blog from Max Riley Mills; a young person’s review of Secret Diaries

Max Riley Mills came to see Secret Diaries at the egg. When we returned to the hotel we saw this wonderful blog about Secret Diaries on our social media feeds…