With the return of our smash hit boxing production, The Royale, we decided to bring our back our successful engagement project, Local Hero, that was so well-received during the original run of The Royale.
We ran three photographic workshops over three weeks with participants from Burlington Danes Academy. The aims of this project were to introduce them to the ideas behind the play and explore with them the question; who are our cultural icons today? What do they mean to us and what do they say about us? This project was led by Sarah Ainslie and the final result was an entire exhibition in the gallery space of The Tabernacle of honest, expressive and inventive photographs by the students.
The Local Hero project was generously funded by John Lyons Charity.
“Thank you very much for providing our students with this opportunity! They were really pleased to see their work – how lucky they are!” Teacher, Burlington Danes Academy