This year is the 10th Anniversary of the founding of Oksigen and we would like to acknowledge this with a Children's Christmas Party that would combine both the members of the Company with children from the Launceston area who are known to be child carers or recognised as living in socially deprived areas. It is intended to encourage children who are unlikely to consider themselves as actors to meet children of their own age and see the friendship opportunities and fun to be had in joining such a theatre group. The children will have been invited to see a performance of Oksigen’s annual show for the year which, in 2018, will be The 'Snowmaiden'; a play based on Russian stories. By combining the show and the Christmas party and celebrating with children and young people from varied backgrounds Oksigen will be meeting one of its key charitable aims of providing
'recreational and leisure time activity in the interests of social welfare for people living in the area of benefit who have need by reason of their youth, age, infirmity or disability, poverty or social and economic circumstances with a view to improving the conditions of life of such persons'
Oksigen Theatre is based in Launceston and promotes high quality and innovative theatre for young people in Cornwall and Devon between the ages of 5 and 18. Oksigen Theatre was founded in January 2011 with the aims of providing development, fun and inspiration for children and young people.
The charitable purposes of Oksigen are as follows:
1.to advance in life and help young people through:
(a) the provision of recreational and leisure time activities provided in the interest of social welfare, designed to improve their conditions of life through the medium of the performing arts.
(b) providing support and activities which develop their skills, capacities and capabilities to enable them to participate in society as mature and responsible individuals.
2.to help young people through leisure time activities, so as to develop their capabilities that they may grow to full maturity as individuals and members of society.
3.to act as a resource for young people up to the age of 19 years living in east Cornwall and West Devon by providing advice and assistance and organising programmes of physical, educational and other activities relating to the performing arts as a means of:
(a)advancing in life and helping young people by developing their skills, capacities and capabilities to enable them to participate in society as independent, mature and responsible individuals;
(c)providing recreational and leisure time activity in the interests of social welfare for people living in the area of benefit who have need by reason of their youth, age, infirmity or disability, poverty or social and economic circumstances with a view to improving the conditions of life of such persons.
4. At the discretion of the trustees, to provide financial assistance to such young persons identified in paragraph 3 above who wish to pursue formal training in the performing arts or related activities and who by reason of poverty or social or economic circumstances would otherwise be inhibited or prevented from doing so.