Author Archives: Leila Chebbi

  1. 2021…. Another year over and a new one’s just begun.

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    2021 has been very exciting for us at Travelled Companions with a lot of new experiences and challanges as well as re-visiting some of our old favourites. Some of our highlights include

    • Facillitating the community engagement in a public arts project ‘From Now On’ Alongside ‘Visit Hope Street CIC’ and ‘Culture Liverpool’
    • Creating our first short film in association with Little Angel Theare
    • Developing our Creative Play Sessions
    • Building and Strengthening our Relationship with Whitechapel Family Refuge.
    • Taking ‘5 More Minutes’ to Blackhall Community Centre, Hartleypool
    • ‘Acorns to Oaks’ Residency at Rudston Primary School in Liverpool
    • Hosting an inclusive Charleston Competition for the Brain Charity’s Christmas Ball

    We have a lot of exciting things to look forward to this year, beginning with

    •   Working with Belle Vale Community Primary School and St Francis de Sales infant school on developing our ‘Acorns to Oaks’ Project
    • Continuing with our community outreach
    • Creating our new intergeneral show

    We are very happy to say that our Creative Play sessions will be resuming on 17th January at Ullet Road church. 10.30am. Please email to book.

  2. A big thank you to Georgia for all her hard work….

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    I am a Liverpool Hope University student who quite recently got the opportunity to work with Travelled Companions as part of work experience and placement for my course. At first, I was a little bit apprehensive, and I would say I was quite nervous about working out of my comfort zone and working with ages that I would never have thought I would work with.

    However, after the first session the nerves were very much settled, and I really enjoyed my time with Travelled Companions. They create a lot of work that is made for younger audiences, including the play sessions for babies and toddlers that I participated in and some other dance and drama sessions for primary school ages. The sessions are interactive and fun, and they were very different from what I was expecting them to be. Although, they were very fun, and you could tell that the children got a lot from attending these sessions.

    The experience has shown me many ways of using theatre and the arts to engage and inspire children. It has been a great experience to get involved with the work that Travelled Companions create, and they have influenced part of my decisions for post-graduation and what I would like to do in the future.

    Finally, I want to mention that I would recommend Travelled Companions creative play sessions to anyone that I know in the Liverpool area with young children that are looking for these interactive play sessions. They give children the opportunity to make friends and develop their skills.

    I cannot thank Leila, Joe, and everyone else that I worked with at Travelled Companions enough for the opportunity they gave me, and I would love to work with them again in future! – Georgia Cattanach

  3. What A Year…..

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    As we emerge from our houses we thought it would be a good time to reflect on the past year.

    At Travelled Companions we have been very busy trying to find ways to carry on with the work that we do and to keep connecting with our audiences. We have been zooming into the houses of little ones, the classes of schools and have even managed some face to face sessions when we have been allowed to. Thank you so much to all of those who have supported us, we are very excited to see you in the flesh. It goes without saying that we have missed you and we are very hopeful about the next couple of months where we will be bringing you some new projects and some very exciting new work. Watch this space…..

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  4. Creative Play sessions

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    Following the success of our pilot Creative Play sessions at Unity Theatre, Travelled Companions are very excited to announce that we will be delivering more creative play sessions this Spring.

    We are delighted to be working at Hug A Mug’s cafe in Gateacre’s new sensory room, where we will bringing Colin the Caterpillar along to explore the new space.

    A creative and interactive play session in Hug A Mug’s wonderful sensory room. The session combines movement, music and imagination for preschoolers and their parents

    Parents and children participate together as we guide you through a world of imaginative play that will combine live music, movement, puppetry and most of all fun!

    Places are limited to 20 per session so book in advance

  5. Travelled Companions Rehearsals @ Rudston Primary School

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    We are very excited to start our week of rehearsals for our new show 5 More Minutes at Rudston Primary School in Liverpool where the children will be helping us to add the magic and excitement to our new production that will be premiering on 17th February at The Atkinson in Southport.

  6. Autumn at Travelled Companions

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    We have been very busy at Travelled Companions and our Autumn tour begins today at Lawrence Batley Theatre in Huddersfield. Check out our tour dates for venues near you.

    We have also been working in partnership with the National Literacy Trust with McDonalds Happy Readers Campaign where Roald Dahl books will be given away with each Happy Meal

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  7. Autumn Tour

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    We are very excited to be announcing our Autumn tour very shortly including some very exciting venues such as The Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal and Half Moon Theatre, London. Keep your eyes open for a venue near you.

  8. Next places you can catch Where Caterpillars Go…

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    After our sell out shows at Unity Theatre in February, you can next catch Colin the Caterpillar and us at:

    The Arts Centre, Edge Hill University on Saturday 7th March, shows at 2.30pm & 4pm.

    Waterside Arts Centre, Sale on Sunday 8th March, shows at 12noon, 2pm & 4pm.

    We’d love to see you there!

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