PROJECTS

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Utopia Now!
Utopia Now is an interdisciplinary community arts project that aims to create new art out of people’s visions of the world they would like to see. In the process, the project brings together artists and community participants and produces a highly aesthetic film that can inspire further conversations and collective envisioning. Utopia Now is led by theatre maker Grace Holme and choreographer/performance artist Rebecca Korang.
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BIYT
Since spring 2018, Grace Holme has been a co-facilitator of Berlin International Youth Theatre at English Theatre Berlin | International Performing Arts Center alongside Priscilla Bergey. After facilitating and directing the BIYT Lab group (ages 11-14) in their performance about monsters last year, since January 2019 she has been leading the new BIYT Ignite group for 8-10 year olds.
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Poetry + Performance
Between September 2018 and April 2019, Grace Holme co-facilitated Poetry + Performance, a project for 14-24 year olds at the Schaubühne in Berlin. From leading monthly workshops, to running sessions with Willkommensklassen (classes of students new to Germany), to facilitating an intensive 5-day project, Poetry + Performance gave participants the tools to write their own texts and bring them onto the stage.
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Mr Harper’s Variety Show
In 2018, Ashford Borough Council recommissioned Humans of Ashford to create a community performance for Create Festival. Inspired by Victorian Music Hall, ‘Mr Harper’s Variety Show!’ combined comedy, music and local stories. The piece explored the notion of ‘talent’ and expanded our definitions to included all of the unique and diverse gifts that every individual in Ashford has to offer the community.
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Begegnungen
As part of their QuerFormat workshop series, in February 2018 the Schaubühne organised ‘Begegnungen’ (Encounters): a 5-day poetry and performance project for young people in cooperation with The Poetry Project.
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Humans of Ashford
Humans of Ashford was an intergenerational theatre and photography project, open to participants of all ages, experiences and abilities. The project brought together a diverse group of people to create a unique performance all about life in Ashford – celebrating people’s memories, stories and hopes about the town.
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We Are London
We Are London is a theatre project for young people aged 16-24, based at Ovalhouse Theatre in London. The group is a mix of young people with and without refugee and asylum seeking background. Through the medium of theatre, We Are London builds bridges between new young Londoners and those who are more established in the city.
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Play It Again
In April 2017, four theatre practitioners – Grace Holme, Matilde Real, Kezi Garden and Christa Van Rijn – conducted a three-hour ‘playshop’ at CounterPlay Festival in Aarhus, Denmark.
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The Beanfield
Award-winning documentary theatre and film piece about the 1985 Battle of the Beanfield - a brutal crackdown on the Stonehenge Free Festival and the “New Age” traveller community. 
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