Collaborations

Our work is enriched by working with a variety of collaborative artistic, financial and delivery partners.

Their vital input, creativity, funding and networks enable us to develop and share our innovative programme of work and to reach some of the most marginalised groups in our communities.

Successful collaborations over recent years have included:

Speech Bubbles
In partnership with London Bubble and working alongside Oldham Theatre workshop and Peoplescape Theatre, M6 deliver the innovative Speech Bubbles programme in primary schools across Greater Manchester.

The initiative supports the social and personal well-being of Key Stage 1 children through a specially designed programme of weekly drama workshop sessions. .  

To find out more about Speechbubbles, take a look at this short video which explains more about the project's work. 

If you are a school and are interested in finding out more about Speech Bubbles please contact Gilly Baskeyfield on 01706 355898 or gilly@m6theatre.co.uk

Film Projects

The voices of Rochdale’s younger residents can be seen and heard through a selection of short films made in partnership with other agencies.

Through a series of interactive drama workshops, M6 facilitators Caroline Kennedy and Parvez Qadir supported three groups of young people in developing the skills to create their own unique productions. Working with local film and animation experts Mako Education, Kilogramme and Esky Bluu, the films offer a positive and inclusive approach to living with difference.

Don't Hate Me is a children’s manifesto created by students from Year 5 and 6 at St Luke’s Primary. 

Our Story is an animation made by young refugees from Kingsway Park High School. This moving film gave the young people a chance to share their feelings and fears on joining a new school and offers meaningful advice on the simple steps that would make a new person feel welcome.  

Wherever the Road Takes Me, made in collaboration with St Cuthbert’s and RMBC, portrays the lives of six proud members of the Gypsy and Traveller community. The film challenges stereotypes through the telling of the young people’s individual stories.

All the films have been shown at school assemblies across Rochdale Borough, providing these emerging young artists with the opportunity to influence their peers and share their creative achievements. 

Just Someone I Know, created with Kingsway Park High School, focusses on children missing from education.

We are committed to actively seeking creative and funding partners who share our vision and ethos. To work in collaboration with M6 please contact Gilly Baskeyfield on 01706 355898 or gilly@m6theatre.co.uk