"September 2015, Unity Youth Club, Toxteth Capoeira for All changed the lives of 40 young people/ children!" Capoeira for All delivered workshops at the Unity Youth Club developing a project that explored and offered positive role models for young people and celebrated communities and community spaces. This project was funded by the Eleanor Rathbone – Empowering Communities fund.
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"Being a part of a project that gave me a chance to explore myself and my passions is what i believe ‘education’ really means” is what one young person had to say about the course, aswell as saying this they also said “its been a powerful and enlightening journey!" During January to March 2016, @ the Belve Community Centre, Capoeira for All worked with a small group of 8 young people with the goal of developing them and therefore their outlook, and chances, of employability. Capoeira for All partnered with LHT to deliver an Inclusive Personal Development and Employability project for [...]
"During January – May 2016 Capoeira for All changed the lives of over 40 young people, in Knowsley, Liverpool in a project called Breaking the Cycle! An exciting project with the aim of transforming young peoples lives!" Breaking the Cycle, in partnership with Employability Solutions was a 5-day Employability and Personal Development programme for NEET young people between the ages of 16-24 from Knowsley. Over a 10-week period we worked with over 40 young people developing skills that would enable them to move towards employment, self employment or further training or education.
"May 2015 & May 2016 in the Liverpool centre and the Pier Head captivated over 1500 people! Capoeira for All performed these shows as part of the commitment it pledge to our great city, and its wealth of culture." Capoeira for All, alongside Liverpool-based Samba band Katumba and the Bring the Fire project wowed crowds for Liverpool Light Night in 2015 and again in 2016 at the Pier Head. Photographs courtesy of: Mark Lycett & Joe Ehlen
"From December 2015 – December 2016, Capoeira for All engaged with, and changed the lives of 110 young people and children in the south Liverpool area." Capoeira for All took a group of young people from the Toxteth area of Liverpool who went on to take part in the Brazilica Festival, performing in front of thousand’s of people. They fed-back that this was a significant event in their lives that gave them confidence, and raised their self-esteem. Furthermore, we developed a project with St Hugh’s Exclusion Unit, a unit for children aged 5-9 expelled from main stream school, and feedback from [...]
"On the February 22nd, 2017, Capoeira for All collaborated with Liverpool Housing Trust (LHT) and Liverpool’s Royal Court Youth Theatre (RCYT) to raise awareness of homelessness through art; working with, and performing for over 50 people!" Capoeira for All worked with Liverpool’s Royal Court Youth Theatre to create a duo of dynamic art pieces, being highly acclaimed by all in attendance. Capoeira for All produced the event, alongside LHT and RCYT. As well as the production and performance of the event, Capoeira for All also produced, and lead classes, with the aim of raising awareness of homelessness in young people. [...]
"On the 6th of April, 2017, Capoeira for All lead 3 workshops, and a performance @ Hugh Baird College’s Culture & Faith day. Through the workshops we engaged with 45+ students, and delivered an “ecstatic” performance for 200+ students and teachers!" Hugh Baird College’s aim of the day was to broaden students knowledge of cultures and faiths. Using this information we set out our plan; through instruments, songs and physical movement, we aim togive people a first hand experience of the culturally rich and diverse art form of Capoeira!
"On the 29th of March, 2017, we held a brilliant Master Class for Liverpool’s Institute of Performing Arts (LIPA) aimed to give students a taste of the amazing Afro-Brazilian arts form, Capoeira. Our session focused on developing skills that are easier to be felt though music, intuition, improvisation and a reciprocal bond in play, rather than learned through a pre-set format." As well as developing new skills, we also aimed to exhibit the energy and passion that makes Capoeira such a rich and unique art form. The students took really well to this, giving comments such as “there’s so much energy!” [...]
"From March to June 2017, CFA worked with the Just Group supporting them to deliver their Home Office funded programme tackling Hate Crime." Specifically focusing on Race and Faith, we used the opportunity to develop the skills and confidence of our apprentice delivering to over 1000 young people across the period.
"It was an honour and a pleasure for our instructors to be invited to the 2017 Nottingham Batizado ran by Professor Kiri and Professor Tatu." We got to share the event with amazing and inspiring Capoeira teachers such as CM Boneco, CM Mascote & Professora Joyce, Professora Kimberly and afro-dance Master Irineau. The event was attended by over 80 kids and adults across a weekend.