In 2016 the Heritage Hub at the University of Hertfordshire invited applications for the second Sparks Might Fly. Sparks was developed in collaboration with theatre producer Stuart Mullins. A range of projects were submitted and from those were chosen research by Dr Theo Gilbert on compassion in higher education and Dr Janice Norwood on the lives and experiences of a number of largely-forgotten Victorian English actresses.

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Freefall has proven an effective tool for finding hidden carers who may well otherwise not access support

1.4% of under 19s are young carers

One third of the expected number of young carers in this cohort self-identified as a direct result of the play and workshop

These are the “hidden carers” – those who are harder to reach


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Its Our Theatre is a unique and ground breaking project originally funded for one year by the Arts Councils Young Peoples Participatory Theatre initiative. Over the next 5 years using the urban arts it connected with over 14,000 creatively talented young people in places such as Luton, Thurrock, Norfolk and Corby. 

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