Picture of our students with  Maria Paul

Our Theatre and Performance degree students took part in a workshop with Nwoko Arts. The session looked at cultural identity with students exploring their heritage and family backgrounds.

The workshop developed and delivered by Maria Paul, allowed students to explore elements of racism faced by a range of minority groups in society today, discussing their own experiences with discrimination.

Maria Paul, the writer and director of the upcoming theatre show, Sweet Mother, is passionate about delivering sessions that allows students to express and tell a story in relation to their own experiences.

Sweet Mother is “an ongoing Oral History project charting the stories of local white women from the L8 community who fell in love and married black men in a time of racial unrest in the 1960s and 70s.” The performance looks at four women who became lifelong friends, all who had two things in common, interracial relationships and the community that they made their home.

Sweet Mother will be at Liverpool Royal Court Studio, with performances on 13th-14th March 2020. Tickets for the Liverpool based show can be found at https://liverpoolsroyalcourt.com/whats-on/sweet-mother/.

Nwoko Arts Workshop

Why study Theatre and Performance with us?

Experienced Lecturers

Lecturers have a real passion for the arts and are active performers outside of their academic commitments.

Learning Environment

Learn in our outdoor amphitheatre, dedicated theatre, dance studios, props room and music production studios.

Professional Links

Learn in our outdoor amphitheatre, dedicated theatre, dance studios, props room and music production studios.

University Approval

This degree is approved by university partner, the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan).

Industry Insight

Gain insight from visiting guest speakers and participate in professional workshops and masterclasses.

Strong Partnerships

We work in partnership with the Heart of Glass, The Theatre Royal and other local/regional venues.