Awards Presentation was on Tuesday 07/03/2023
| Good Relations Connecting Communities Project of the Year Award
The Lyric Theatre has linked with The Goliath Trust to ensure that primary school children in the most disadvantaged areas have the chance to experience the power of the arts to help them broaden their understanding and relationships and excel in school. They visited schools to run literacy and drama workshops. They provided tickets for Christmas performances and hosted a creative writing workshop. They helped us form relationships with other organisations leading to new experiences for our pupils. Many pupils have never visited any theatre so, in providing these experiences, the children are encouraged to ‘aim higher’. They learn of new career opportunities. Children who attended an author-led workshop couldn’t wait to return to school to ‘edit’ their essays. One child said it was ‘the best day of his 11 years of life’. It is difficult to describe the impact of our relationship with the Lyric any better than that!