Ignite Theatre 2016/17

by Ignite Theatre in Glasgow

We did it
On 2nd June 2016 we successfully raised £4,285 with 53 supporters in 28 days

We are seeking £10,000 to support our free weekly drama workshop programme, plus 3 public performances for Refugee Festival Scotland 2016.

by Ignite Theatre in Glasgow

Ignite Theatre is a Glasgow based charity founded in 2010 by writer/director Aileen Ritchie and a group of young Asylum Seekers & Refugees eager to make cultural connections with the wider community and to share their stories.

Working with over 70 young people on a regular weekly basis, and over 100 annually, Ignite supports members throughout their formative years, nurturing integration and tackling social isolation. Ignite is free, inclusive and person centred. With members interested in sharing challenging stories, our artistic ambitions are high.

 

production shot from True Colours © Robin Mitchell

 

Ignite brings together a diverse community of young people from across the globe aged 6 – 24 who live in some of Glasgow’s most socially deprived areas. Ignite offers free weekly drama workshops through 4 programmes, across 3 age groups and creates innovative theatre projects for public presentation. Our target participants are young people facing complex challenges in life. We receive referrals from among others: the Scottish Refugee Council; Care Leaving Services; local ASN schools; and NHS mental health project Compass. Ignite provides members with a safe environment in which they can fulfil their creative potential, develop confidence, forge new friendships and build their life skills to give them a better chance of achieving their goals.

 

production shot from No Logo © Robin Mitchell

 

Currently in receipt of 3 years funding from BBC Children in Need to support the delivery of our core workshop programme, we are seeking additional funds of £10k to support the administration of that programme and to support our participation in Refugee Festival Scotland 2016 with 3 new shows: 'You + Me, Us + Them' by Seniors; 'Children of the Jungle' by Intermediates; and 'Celebration' by Juniors. Our public performances of new work as part of Refugee Festival Scotland are an important annual focus for the company, bringing together wider networks of family & friends, and bringing our members’ stories to new audiences.

 

publicity shot for Judge or be Judged © Robin Mitchell

 

Ignite Theatre is living proof of how Asylum Seekers & Refugees can enrich a community; hundreds of young people of all backgrounds have benefited from being Ignite members, sharing their stories with thousands of people.

For a further sense of what Ignite is about, follow this link to BBC Arts to see a short film made about our Seniors group last year as part of the BBC’s Theatre and Refugees season (curated by Vicky Featherstone) or visit our website.

 

audience discussion for True Colours at Refugee Festival Scotland © Robin Mitchell

 

 

 

 

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£5 or more

£5 Reward

A thank you for believing in Ignite Theatre.

£10 or more

£10 Reward

A BIG thank you for believing in Ignite Theatre.

£20 or more

£20 Reward

A very big thank you for believing in Ignite Theatre.

£50 or more

£50 Reward

An extremely big thank you for believing in Ignite Theatre and a credit on our website as a named supporter of Ignite Theatre.

£100 or more

£100 Reward

A MASSIVE thank you for believing in Ignite Theatre, plus a credit on our website as a named supporter of Ignite Theatre and a named thanks in our Refugee Festival Scotland 2016 programme.

£500 or more

£500 Reward

A GINORMOUS thank you for believing in Ignite Theatre, plus a credit on our website as a named supporter of Ignite Theatre, a named thanks in our Refugee Festival Scotland 2016 programme, and 2 free tickets to see an Ignite Theatre show.

£1,000 or more

£1,000 Reward

A HUMONGOUS thank you for believing in Ignite Theatre, plus a credit on our website as a named supporter of Ignite Theatre, a named thanks in our Refugee Festival Scotland 2016 programme, and 2 free tickets to see all of Ignite's shows for 2016/17.

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