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Take a seat on our Management Board?

Changing Relations* is looking to recruit a Management Board that can support us in shaping the strategic direction of the company. We are keen for our Board to be made up of those with experience and expertise in: Education, the Arts, Health, Social Science Research, Gender Equality, the Women’s Sector and the Voluntary & Community Sector. We are particularly (although not exclusively) interested in those based in the North East, since this is where we are based. This would be a voluntary role and you would not be expected to take on any day-to-day responsibilities of running the company. We would, however, expect you to commit to attending Management Board meetings at least three times a year as...

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Book Make Do and Mend tickets before they run out!

Fantastic news from the Alphabetti Theatre that our opening night this coming Thursday is nearly sold out. We’d be just as gutted as you if you turned up on the 29th September and found there were no tickets left, so please do get your tickets booked online. Don’t forget that we’re at the Alphabetti on the Friday night as well, not to mention a number of other venues around the North East. Have a look at our project website to check the date / venue that works best for you. Go to  https://thewomensvoicesproject.com/ and select Tour Schedule 2016 to see...

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Rehearsals!

Great to attend rehearsals for our soon-to-tour production of Make Do and Mend last night and see Director & Script-writer Rachel Adamson work together with Movement Director Alys North explore ways of fine-tuning the performance ready for our first night, now less than one week away at the Alphabetti Theatre in Newcastle on Thursday 29th September. Here’s a little snap of our actors in chairs specially selected and customised by the women whose characters they are bringing to life on the stage. It was great to meet our new actor Rosie Stancliffe who was bringing a whole load of warmth...

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Apprenticeship Opportunity!

We’re really excited to announce that we are working with Durham County Council and the National Apprenticeship Service to create an Apprenticeship Opportunity at Changing Relations. We are based in Durham City and applicants would need to have a County Durham post code. You would also need to be under the age of 24. The Apprenticeship Frameworks we are offering include: Project Management Community Arts Professional Development for Work-Based Learning Practitioners We are looking for someone who is interested in developing their skills in group facilitation around the issues of gender equality and healthy relationships, and who is prepared to...

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Welcoming New Director!

We are delighted to announce that the fabulous dancer and choreographer – Alys North – has joined us here at Changing Relations as Creative Director. We are really looking forward to developing projects together with Alys and are very pleased at the breadth of educational and artistic expertise our management team now covers. Have a look at our People page if you’d like to get more of a flavour of the range of skills and experience Lisa, Polly and Alys bring to the table.

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New Website

Well it’s been a long time coming, but here is our all new up-to-date website. Many thanks to Rich Bielby for his efforts behind the scenes in constructing it for us. There may still be some little niggles to iron out, but we have so much news to start sharing with you, that it really is time to get you checking in with us regularly. So here we are with News Blog#1 to announce that we are here! Look out for all of our forthcoming updates on our Autumn Tour, our new Director, our changing status, to drop a few...

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Commissions & Collaborations

“Violence against women is a manifestation of historically unequal power relations between men & women, which have led to domination over & discrimination against women by men… violence against women is one of the crucial social mechanisms by which women are forced into a subordinate position compared with men”.[1] It is for this reason that our initial focus was to ask women about their stories & give them a platform to be heard: when Managing Director, Lisa Charlotte Davis, founded Changing Relations in 2013, part of her inspiration was the One Billion Rising movement launched by Eve Ensler (writer of...

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Who’s Afraid of the Boy in the Dress?

We’re sick of gender norms and stereotypes pigeon holing the way our children express themselves and what they feel enabled to identify with. We’re planning to work with Primary and Pre-school children, using a range of art forms, to explore, unpick and challenge the overwhelming pink-blue messaging that currently pervades our culture. We very much hope to partner with campaign groups Let Toys Be Toys and Let Clothes Be Clothes on this project, as they’ve been doing some fantastic work in this area in recent years. Interested in working with us on any of these exciting ideas, either as a...

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SRE-focused Peer Educator Programme

An SRE based Peer Educator Programme. Up to 20 students can receive one-to-one support over 3 days to enable them to deliver an SRE day to their peers based on our sexting film & resource pack. Improves confidence, communication skills & provides age appropriate understanding of healthy relationships. Identifies the risks of mobile technology and helps pupils stay safe. Can include ASDAN short course (up to 6 credits towards COPE or Key Skills) Students said: “We are less likely to take risks now.” Fee: price on enquiry

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Sex and Relationships Education

Sexting Risks Men’s Voices Our first project to support a school embedding Sex and Relationships Education into their delivery, Transforming Relationships was funded by Arts Council England and the 4 Together Area Action Partnership. The project was undertaken with Ferryhill Business and Enterprise College and was supported by Jack Drum Arts and the Partnership Development Director of Newcastle University’s Research Centre for Learning and Teaching (CfLaT). The project aimed to explore ways of addressing concerns held by the senior leadership team about risk-taking behaviour amongst the student population. The Deputy Headteacher Tim Pinkney was particularly keen to see peer learning...

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