Performances

Sun 3 Mar

The Children’s Manifesto for Change

Group 1

£20 (workshop, party and performance PLUS 2 x adult free tickets to the show)

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Are you aged between 9 and 11 years?
Do you care about your community, country and world?
Do you want to tell everyone about a change YOU would like to make?
We want to hear from you!

The Children’s Manifesto for Change is a very special three-part project designed to celebrate the voices of 9-11 year olds and support their activism for living together, better, in a fast-changing world.

The programme will result in exclusive participation in The Kids Are Alright, a dance / theatre show by duo Encounter bringing together two autonomous worlds, exploring what happens when generations collide with hope and despair fighting for centre stage.

The Kids Are Alright is a performance for adults which is protected for participating children who will experience their own immersive storytelling show in sound cancelling headphones. Click here to find out more about the show and read the FAQ’s here.

It’s a workshop, a party and a performance. It’s child-led change.

Group 1
Activism 1 - Workshop: Sun 3 Mar, 10.30am - 1.30pm at The Place
Activism 2 - Party: Sun 17 Mar, 12pm - 2pm at The Place
Activism 3 - Pre-show Workshop: Tue 9 Apr, 6.30pm - 7.30pm at The Place followed by The Kids Are Alright performance at 7.30pm - 8.30pm

Group 2 (To book for Group 2 click here)
Activism 1 - Workshop: Sun 3 Mar, 3pm - 6pm at The Place
Activism 2 - Party: Sun 17 Mar, 2.30pm - 4.30pm at The Place
Activism 3 - Pre-show workshop: Wed 10 Apr, 6.30pm - 7.30pm at The Place, followed by The Kids Are Alright performance at 7.30pm - 8.30pm

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Cost: The Children’s Manifesto for Change workshop, party and performance is £20 per participant, and includes 2 free tickets for guardians to the performance.
Bursaries are available, please complete and submit this form to be considered for a bursary.


  • Activism 1 - Workshop
    Sun 3 Mar, 10.30am - 1.30pm

"Everything that is real was imagined first" - The Velveteen Rabbit

A fun, accessible opportunity for 9-11 year olds to explore how they think and feel about the state of our modern world.

If your child likes to talk, has an end of the world imagination and cares about the future - this is the workshop for them! Using exciting modes of digital activism, we will explore themes of changing communities, global crisis and children’s rights. Children will identify the issues in society as THEY see them and together imagine solutions for change.

During the workshop, the children will devise their manifesto via audio and film technologies which will then be shared before the performance of The Kids Are Alright. The manifesto will grow as we travel to different communities and your child’s voice will eventually be part of a much larger conversation across the UK.

After the workshop, children will be asked to write a letter to someone in a position of power to request a change they want to see. We will provide them with the materials to fulfil this and ask that they complete the task at home and bring their letters to our next meeting with them.

  • Activism 2 – Party
    Sun 17 Mar, 12pm - 2pm

“You have brains in your head, you have feet in your shoes, you can steer yourself any direction you choose!” - Dr. Seuss

Come along to the next stage of our adventure - a Silent Disco!

Put on headphones and dance the afternoon away to your favourite tunes. Listen to your completed manifesto, party with your workshop friends, share and post your letters and listen to a special message about the upcoming performance, The Kids Are Alright.

  • Activism 3 - Take part in a professional performance!
    Pre-show Workshop: Tue 9 Apr, 6.30pm - 7.30pm

“Learning to stand in somebody else’s shoes, to see through their eyes, that’s how peace begins”  - Barack Obama

Wearing noise cancelling headphones designed especially for you, take part in an immersive audio adventure as part of a performance of The Kids Are Alright.

Share the stage with professional actor/dancers and go on a journey in your imagination following, through live narration, the real and fantastical adventure of a brilliant, smart and very special 10 year old boy who is trying to find a new home in the UK.

Are you ready for an adventure? Can you help this boy along his way? Will you be the friend he needs?

This is a celebration of the power of imagination and friendship against all odds. An audio adventure where children help children and no one is in danger of ever being left behind.

Venue: at The Place

This event is part of Spring 2019

Spring 2019

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The Children’s Manifesto for Change

Are you aged between 9 and 11 years?
Do you care about your community, country and world?
Do you want to tell everyone about a change YOU would like to make?

Fuel presents Encounter

The Kids Are Alright is a surreal and confronting new work from cult duo Encounter, combining dance and new writing, participation and performance, children and adults.