About Us

Changing Relations was originally founded by Lisa Davis in 2013 who managed the One Billion Rising events in Durham which took place in February 2013 & 2014 which aimed challenge the prevalence of violence against women. Managing Director Lisa works alongside Assistant Director and freelance artist Pollyanna Turner together they work hard to acheive their shared vision for producing high quality participatory arts projects and using these to form the basis of their training and education offered to schools and professionals. Find out more about us.

To date we have :

  •  Created a film What Would You Do & Teacher resource pack on Sexting Risks & healthy relationships using it to deliver training to schools & youth groups including Girl Guides:

  • Produced & toured a powerful Domestic Abuse themed play, Make Do & Mend, which was recently filmed & allows us more flexibility to be able to use it as a training & education resource in a range of settings including young people & Teachers in Schools & other professionals.

  • The play is 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!”

  • Delivered the Men’s Voices R&D project, facilitating participatory arts workshops & recording testimoies with men’s groups across the North East exploring ‘What does it mean to be a man?’.

  • Produced a public art exhibition at Empty Shop’s TESTT Space in Durham City – public workshops were offered in the community exhibition, together with a sold out Panel Discussion – ‘A Crisis in Masculinity  – during Durham Book Festival, hosted by New Writing North in Durham University’s Palace Green Library, which also showcased our collaboration with author of ‘A Natural’ by Ross Raisin who we co-commissioned to write the piece ‘Manufacturing Men’ which featured in the Guardian. https://www.theguardian.com/inequality/2017/oct/06/men-or-mice-is-masculinity-in-crisis-ross-raisin