• Jane Batchelor

Funding to support the health & wellbeing of those most adversely impacted by COVID-19

gbpartnerships foundation has provided £2,000 of funding to enable Women & Theatre deliver an uplifting theatre piece, ‘Through the Window’, to people living and working in residential settings in deprived areas of Birmingham.


Responding to lockdown and the adverse impact of the pandemic on people in residential settings, Women & Theatre have developed a production that could be performed in gardens with audiences watching inside. The funding from gbpartnerships foundation will build on the success of the pilot tour, taking the production to 10-12 settings including mental health hospitals, nursing homes and settings for adults with learning disabilities.


Wendy Spencer, gbpartnerships foundation director commented:

"The gbpartnerships foundation is pleased to be able to support Women & Theatre deliver this project, which aims to positively impact on some of those most adversely impacted by COVID-19, namely those living and working in residential settings. Many have been locked down for most of the last year, with little contact from visitors; increasing residents’ isolation and loss of connection with the wider community. The project will help residents increase residents’ confidence in relation to other people and the outside world, at this critical point in the easing of restrictions."

Women & Theatre has over 35 years' experience of working with diverse groups to create exciting drama projects about things that matter. Working across arts, health and community sectors, they deliver workshops, performances and participatory projects in settings that include theatres, hospitals and community centres.


Find out more about the work of Women & Theatre here: www.womenandtheatre.co.uk



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