The Lyric Hammersmith Theatre, London
The Lyric Hammersmith Theatre is one of London‘s leading producing theatres. For a hundred and twenty five years, they have welcomed some of the world’s finest writers, directors, actors and theatre companies to their stage. From Harold Pinter to Tanika Gupta; Sir John Gielgud to Sheila Hancock; Complicite to Frantic Assembly.
Right in the heart of Hammersmith, they produce bold and relevant world-class theatre, committed to being vital to, and representative of, their local community and to being a major force in London and UK theatre. They develop and nurture the next generation of talent, and provide opportunities for young people from all backgrounds to discover the power of creativity.
Rob Lehmann of Lyric Hammersmith Theatre, and Director of Young Lyric, said: “Here, There, Now is a new and exciting opportunity within the Young Lyric offer that connects young people from West London internationally with their peers to acquire a local, national and international perspective on the world through the use of theatre and creativity. We are delighted to be working with both local and international collaborators and look forward to developing a partnership with Nhimbe Trust who have a track record of artistic excellence with young people.”
Nhimbe Trust, Bulawayo
Based in the city of Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, Nhimbe Trust is an arts education organisation and a leader in cultural policy research, training, advocacy and defending freedom of creative expression.
Nhimbe’s Women in Theatre and Television (WITT) programme provides vocational training and resources to emerging women writers, actresses, directors and producers. WITT regularly presents the work of these women and empowers women’s voices on stage. The programme has grown through the support of Africalia, Belgium over a number of years.
The British Council
The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. They build connections, understanding and trust between people in the UK and other countries through arts and culture, education and the English language. Last year they reached over 80 million people directly and 791 million people overall including online, and through broadcasts and publications. Founded in 1934 The British Council are a UK charity governed by Royal Charter and a UK public body.