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Opal22

Arts & Edutainment
Heritage and Arts organisation producing thought-provoking projects and outcomes that merge history,
arts and culture.

Opal22 was born in response to the needs of the community.

In particular the need for the British BAME community to become more active participants in arts, heritage and culture.

Our projects serve to promote community cohesion, reduce social isolation and preserve arts and heritage across the U.K.

Opal22 Arts and Edutainment exists to bridge the widening gap between the output of traditional heritage organisations such as museums and the wider public. Our programmes are specially formatted to be accessible, interactive and garner the interest of the wider community.

Thought-provoking projects and outcomes that merge history, arts and culture.

Existing to bridge the widening gap between the output of traditional heritage organisations

Working with

Opal22 Arts and Edutainment
has been set up to provide inspirational
outcomes that educate
and empower the
wider public.

Youth Groups

Theatre, Spoken Word, Music

Heritage

Exhibitions, Documentaries

Who we work with?

Curve, Leicester University, TREC, Y Theatre, Community Groups, Library Services, Prisons, Schools and Colleges, Mental Health Groups

Rejimi

Rejimi

Rejimi was a celebration of our refugee community and everything they bring to us that benefits our cultural development, using dance and spoken word to tell the stories of these brave individuals

Am I Allowed

Am I Allowed

Participants will have the chance to take part in online conferences with leading experts in the field as well as meet famous authors such as Patrice Lawrence, Catherine Johnson, Alex Wheatle, Bali Rai, Courtia Newland, and others. Leicester’s Central Library will again play host to the debate series.

Knowledge of the Unseen

Knowledge of the Unseen was a project to link the community and the museum together and allow people to reinterpret objects of African Culture that had never been seen outside of the museum stores before.

Negritude

Get involved in our online book club, aimed a young people aged between 12- 16 year. Negritude utiliises the works of our award winning BAME authors from across the world and enables the young people to have fun while they learn, by running weekly creative workshops online.

Rhythms of Windrush

Rhythms of Windrush was a way for us to be able to take music derived from the Windrush generation to the wider public. We choose a white working class area to run this project and enabled the young people to take part in Steel Pan lesson and to sing and play along side a local Ska band.

Lets Debate

Join us on our online debates and conferences: Get involved with our live debates, have your say and discuss your view with the experts.

Fashioning The City

Fashioning the City was a project that enable the young people to identify with there locate surroundings and look at the historical format of where they live and develop this information in to a play.

Memos of the Mind

Memos of the Minds was a project to highlight the issues surrounding Young people and Mental Health. Within this project we took over the Curve Theatre and provided workshops in Music, Spoken Word, Dance and Sport. Included we consultants from Mental health agencies around the city whowhere there for guidance and support.

We have been consistently delivering projects and exhibitions since 2012.

Our Story

Opal22 Arts and Edutainment are firmly rooted in the communities
we serve.

Young people are at the heart of what we do. We believe that each young person has infinite potential given the right opportunities – because of this, young people and their growth is an integral part of what guides our organisation and the programmes we deliver…

Tara does great work to enhance the service to all our audiences!

Micheal LewisLibrary Service Manager - Shropshire

Video Showcase

See some of our latest projects in action

Rhythms of Windrush Project 5:28

A project developed by Opal22 Arts and Edutainment for budding singers, songwriters, music producers, and videographers. Aged between 16-25 years The project, which has been funded by the Arts Council England.

Femme Fatale Showcase 41:26

The project leader is been Joyce Bebberley Harris hailing from a family of singers Bebberley is a talented singer, backing vocalist, vocal coach, Diana Ross tribute act and recording artist from Leicester.

Dear Sue Youth Theatre 40:01

Dear Sue was a Youth Theatre Production presented by Opal22 Arts and Edutainment. To mark the incredible talent of Sue Townsend and some of her plays, the group have set their responses in the form of a play within a play.

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