News & Blog

"A space to catch up on various Odd Arts blogs, articles & annual reports."

How Odd Arts unlocks creativity to empower young children

Odd Arts delivers issue-based creative programmes for vulnerable and excluded groups. The company uses specialist applied theatre and creative techniques to address and explore contentious and challenging issues. Our focus is on developing a learning environment which both enables young people’s creativity, critical thinking and empathy as well as helping them to develop understanding and...

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Using creativity to address hateful extremism in the classroom

Odd Arts uses theatre to change the way people understand themselves and the world around them. The themes we explore are nuanced and complex: Hateful extremism; sexual assault; mental health; exploitation. All of them hold risk. None of them have ‘one answer’. For this reason, many people (including teachers) feel safer avoiding them....

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Odd Arts – Next in the community alliance spotlight series

Next in our community alliance spotlight series is Odd Arts. Part of the Manchester community alliance, Odd Arts is a Manchester charity delivering innovative and creative programmes, across all art forms, with vulnerable and excluded groups. Specialising in delivering theatre-based programmes that challenge and change attitudes and behaviours, Odd Arts work with participants to devise...

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Knife Crime Prevention Theatre Project

Odd Arts is a charity using theatre to reduce risk, increase opportunities, reduce disadvantage and increase wellbeing. We use theatre to challenge the way people see themselves and the world, working with over 25,000 people each year within the criminal justice, education and community networks....

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Odd Arts Annual Report 2020-2021 (What a year!)

“Well, what a year. One which has felt overwhelmingly sad for so many reasons and for so many people.  We want to take this opportunity to look back on the hope, resilience and achievements attained by our Odd Arts beneficiaries, staff and volunteers amidst such adversity.  To reflect on the impact achieved during this time feels...

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