Movema’s Unlock the Box project is celebrating its 4th year providing Liverpool children with life changing cultural experiences and this month local children will have exclusive access to the Terracotta Warriors to inspire their performance at World Museum at 11.15 am on Tuesday 20th March.
The latest round launched in February in partnership with St. Margarets C of E School in Anfield and Our Lady and St. Swithins in Croxteth with pupil premium children from two primary schools. And teachers are delighted with the results;
Miss Porter, Our Lady’s and St Swithins says;
“Unlock the Box has opened the children’s minds to other dance styles from around the world and developed their knowledge of other countries and cultures in a cross-curricular way”
Mr Anderson, St. Margaret’s C of E;
”It’s great to see the big improvement in the confidence of the children participating in the dance from week one, it is heart warming. Their enthusiasm has improved greatly as well as their ability to perform in front of an audience”
At the end of the 8 weeks, the young people will be visiting Paul McCartney’s Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts (LIPA) to have a behind the scenes tour, watch performances from final year students and rehearse in the state-of-the-art studios before their show at World Museum.
“ We are delighted that World Museum is to host the premiere performance of ‘A Night at the Museum’. I hope that the young people enjoy seeing the Terracotta warriors in real life and have an amazing and inspirational time at the Museum. Movema’s Unlock the Box project is crucially important and we are proud to be supporting it.” Jon Marrow, Senior Education Manager – World Museum and Art Galleries
Ithalia Forel, Co-Director of Movema said; “This project has changed the lives of over 400 young people and we are excited to be extending to Knowlsey in the spring”.
The project is funded by BBC Children in Need and won an Epic Award in 2016 for increasing young peoples’ confidence, self perception, physical and mental well-being and understanding of different cultures.
Want to get involved? The UTB Easter Youth Bollywood Dance Camp will run from 4-6 April 2018 at the Liverpool Lighthouse providing an immersive cultural experience through dance, music, movies and food and an opportunity to perform at Light Night 2018!