A Peacemaking Project by leto D.
What is the injustice we are solving?
Sugar Water is a theatre/ social action project that plans to tackle two injustices. The first of these injustices is about the decline of the Bees. Through the project we will hopefully be raising awareness as to why the bee population is in steep decline. We aim to explore ways in which we may help protect and preserve the Bees natural habitats. Secondly, will be the injustice in Civil Engagement, in our local community there is a intergenerational divide. Sugar Water aims to bring together and connect two sides in our community and get them to begin interacting through the arts.
Our Compassionate Solution:
To solve this injustice of Intergenerational divide with in my community and informing people on how to save th Bees
we will address The lack of interaction and community cohesion between the 11-25 and the over 60
by Devising a show is an intermate process, that involves learning from each other and sharing life experiences. Going through this process would create lasting friendships that would strengthen ties in the community. Also teach people how to protect bees.
Our Project Plan:
- To create a friendly more cohesive community. between the 11-25 and the 60+
- inform the community about the importance of the Bees and what they can doto protect them.
We will increase my / our compassion by...
By gathering a variety of people from these age groups and bringing them together to complete a common goal. We have chosen a theatre project because it requires all the skills that they will need to continue there friendships in the community. During the devising process the two parties will have to talk and listen to each other. On this journey we will learn about why the two parties don't talk, why they afraid of each other and what we can do to solve this problem. By the end of the project we will gain a better understanding of the community and have a safer more welcoming society. We have been doing research into the issues surrounding the Bees and have a great deal of understanding. Along the project we will be inviting speakers and Bee/wildlife charities to talk to us in more depth.
How will you show courage?
During the process will confront any challenges that may arise. These could be artistic conflicts or social conflicts. By confronting them in a safe space together we can stamp out stigmas that are on both sides of the spectrum. "old people are posh and boring" or "young people have no respect and don't care about anything". We as an intergenerational group we challenge these ideas and champion a new philosophy.
How will you collaborate with others?
Daventry has a variety of different institutions we are looking to work with that demonstrate the broadness of the project. Daventry youth forum, Daventry over 50s forum, youth clubs schools an churches. By talking and linking in with these places we hope to gain two things. 1 a divers range of attendees to the project and 2 more opinions on the core subject matters. We are hoping that after the devising process is complete these institutions may want the show to perform at there. widening the reach of the projects message. We will be seeking expert opinions and workshops from variety of sources. Theatre makers, lighting technicians and play writes to aid in the creative learning and Beekeepers Bee/wildlife charity speakers.
How will you know you are moving in the right direction? (What are specific ways you can measure your impact?)
If there is a performance with an intergenerational cast which is about saving the Bees. We have been successful. Also if we have learned from one another and there are lasting friendships afterwards. The staff of Youth Lab CIC will be there the whole way through the process. All of who are professionals in the creative field or the community sector. They shall keep logs and make sure targets are being met. This should ensure we are moving in the right direction.
- Approuch key institunions, i.e. schools, churches, youthclubs. Ask if they wish to join the project.
- 2 Create detailed time table for the project
- 3 Approuch venue for project
- 4 Create marketing for the project, flyers, posters, social media and promote to the community
- 5 Arrange first meet and greet
- 6 Run the devising process
- 7 Perform the show
- 8 Get feed back from particpants and audinece members