Help Out – Stay In

During their online sessions, our young people have worked with digital artists, illustrators and other creative professionals to develop visual messages of hope, positivity and togetherness to help to imprint the government’s message to stay at home. This is a perfect example of yong people getting together and coming up with ideas to impact current affairs and other social topics to drive a positive message across the community. Although the young people had fun designing their own aliens and alien environment, the message was a serious one aimed at helping…

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#iWill

Our young people tackle the #iWill Project during lockdown. Thanks to funding from the County Durham Community Foundation, Enter CIC students have been busy developing their own initiative in the form of storytelling for younger children. The project was originally going to be live storytelling sessions in front of a live audience of young children, but just as they were about to commence the project, Covid-19 and lockdown struck! Ever resilient and positive, our young people quickly decided to adapt the project to an online format, which children could visit…

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West End Performer (an interview)

Young people who are currently studying online with Enter CIC are certainly getting unique opportunities. Last week they had the opportunity to interview West End performer Matt Mills who has performed in an array of professional touring musicals including, Five Guys Named Moe, Motown the Musical and his latest role is in the West End production of Tina Turner the Musical. Matt discussed his career, training, and the working life of a West End performer. Our students were able to ask Matt questions and they did not fail to impress him with their genuine interest,…

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Wigs, Wigs, Wigs

Many young people have an interest in the performing arts, but more often than not most students have more experience of being on stage than working in the wings.  Well, here at Enter we aim to make our performers ‘quintuple threats’ (knowledgeable and competent in singing, dancing, acting, musicianship and technical theatre) and believe it is vitally important that young people have a comprehensive understanding of technical theatre and backstage craft too. With this in mind, on Sunday 14th May 2020, we provided an opportunity for our students to interview Hannah Dearnley who has…

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Enter Arts Academy Funding

Enter CIC are delighted to announce that we have received some funding from our local area action partnership which means that young people living in the Four Together Partnership Area are able to access some areas of our digital resource (Enter Arts Academy) free of charge. If you would like to gain access, please watch the animation and complete the steps detailed. Don’t miss out – get enrolled now.

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Adaption of Services

As the Covid-19 pandemic took hold, Enter CIC, like most organisations has had to temporarily close our physical building and stop face to face sessions. This is the first time our doors have been closed since our inception ten years ago!  However, our team are well known for their creative solutions and we all decided that we couldn’t allow Covid-19 to interfere with the crucial support we offer to young people and our community, so we decided that some of our services would just have to go online. Not only online, but that we would build, from scratch, a…

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