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Who are we?

Changing Relations C.I.C. is an arts based education and training company that provokes thinking on gender equality & healthy relationships, using the arts & creative methods as the foundation of our educational & training resources.

What can we do for you?

The nature of what we can offer changes overtime as new opportunities emerge and we seek funding to run new creative projects and events and create new products to deliver educational workshops and training.

We work with and alongside a wide range of professional creative practitioners including visual artists, writers, actors, performers and choreographers – utilising their skills and creative tools to create original and innovative projects.

Since founding the company in 2013 projects have included:

  • Creating a film and teacher resource – What Would You Do? – on Sexting Risks and RSE that teachers, & other educational providers, can use to support young people thinking about a range of themes including Risks & Consequences, Sexism and Self Esteem.
  • Managing The Women’s Voices project – Now in its fourth year we recently shaped, performed and toured an original play  – Make Do and Mend – as part of Women’s Voices project, the play was based on three real life stories of women’s experiences of Domestic Abuse, 9/10 audience members told us they would recommend to others, using the words powerful, creative, thought-provoking, inspiring, relatable, emotional, honest & informative to describe our work & some calling for it “to be shown to everyone!”
  • In addition to reaching a general public audience in Bishop Auckland Town Hall, Newcastle Alphabetti Theatre (where we sold out 2 nights in a row), Stanley Civic Hall, Darlington Dolphin Centre & Teesdale’s The Witham, we also performed to <100 young people in a school in Bishop Auckland, where 8/10 young people gave the play a rating of 4 or 5/5 & some described the play as “life-changing.”
  • We also previously managed the 3-month Durham One Billion Rising 2014 festival, which included an emerging artist’s photographic exhibition reaching 1514 visitors at Darlington Crown Street Gallery & 2 touring exhibitions that reached a wide general public audience via public libraries & Children’s Centres across County Durham. This festival additionally  generated a public outdoor event featuring a programme of performance poets, clowns, comedians & musicians interspersed with expert speeches working with 227 young people.

We are a Community Interest Company and often choose to work collaboratively and in partnership with local groups and organisations.

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Changing Relations is a Community Interest Company registered at Companies House. Company Number: 8715299