ArtsGroupie

About Us

ArtsGroupie is a Liverpool based community interest company that is promoting and providing access to the arts in the North West and beyond.

We achieve this through developing our own touring theatre and music productions, and by facilitating educational workshops for both adults and children in creative writing and spoken word.

Ethically, our productions are created in collaboration with local artists to champion North West talent. We then take theatre and writing showcases to overlooked areas where access to the arts is limited. This has previously included Liverpool’s most deprived areas and rural areas nationally.

Our workshopping and educational opportunities for the community have previously been taken to schools and community hubs in Liverpool. As an organisation we have a particular interest in producing and promoting work that champions women, older people and the LGBTQA+ community, and our work promotes positive attitudes towards these groups.

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This is the real and original Hogarth, who stars in our logo. He’s been with ArtsGroupie since the very start.

The ArtsGroupie Timeline

2018
October 2018
2018
June 2018
2019
January 2019
March 2019
01 Jan 2020
May 2019
July 2019
October-November 2019
November 2019
December 2019
2020
01 Jan 2020
March 2020
May - August 2020
December 2020
2021
January 2021
May - August 2020
2018
Made in Liverpool

ArtsGroupie is an arts organisation that's all about Liverpool, its history, it's culture and its people.

2018
June 2018
Kitty the First

A 30 minute version of Kitty: Queen of the Washhouse was showcased at Hope Street, the play was chosen for an evening that celebrated Strong Women organised by Make it Write.

October 2018
Birth of ArtsGroupie

ArtsGroupie CIC was formed

2019
March 2019
Kitty performances & workshops

St Georges Hall, Small Concert Hall, sold out two performances
The play was also performed in Broad Square Primary School, L11 and St Vincent de Paul, L 1, (the site of Kitty’s original washhouse). The children participated in workshops including learning an old Mill Song.

01 Jan 2020
New ArtGroupie Branding

ArtsGroupie won a place on Lloyds SE NorthWest Start Up - this funded the branding and logo.
We commissioned local artist Ella Dalton to draw a pen and ink version of Hogarth and a new version of the Liverpool Coat of Arms.

May 2019
Weave at Hope St Theatre

Weave went through Research and Development and played three sell out evenings at Hope Street Theatre.

July 2019
Kitty on Tour

We took Kitty: Queen of the Washhouse on the road for the Shropshire Rural Tour. Produced by Drama Chameleon, Arts Centre, Ellesmere College, Millennium Hall, Cockshutt, Shawbury Village Hall.

October-November 2019
Creative Writing Workshop

We ran a series of Creative Writing workshops or students with ADHD and autistic spectrum disorders at Hugh Baird College.

December 2019
The Liver Bird

The Liver Bird, a short urban fairy tale by John Maguire was published.

2020
March 2020
COVID-19!

When Coronavirus made UK landfall to everyone's shock and dismay, many of our projects went on hold. Undeterred, ArtsGroupie set about figuring out what we COULD do.

May - August 2020
August Creative Quarantine

Swiftly adapting to life under lockdown, ArtsGroupie devised and delivered a series of Creative Writing workshops for MyClubmoor, a Community Engagement Hub in Liverpool L13.

December 2020
ArtsGroupie Website Launched!

With just a few days of 2020 yet to unfold, we finally launched ArtsGroupie's brand new website, created by Gina at Here's the Cavalry.

2021
January 2021
Horti-Culture

A collaboration with Incredible Edible Knowsley, Horti-Culture. There will be classes on growing vegetables and ArtsGroupie will provide the creative arts and writing provision.

Horti - growing, planting and nurturing

Culture - writing, reading and feeding your imagination

May - August 2020
More to come....

There's always lots of plans brewing under Hogarth's watchful eye! Watch this space. Sign up for updates!

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