St Kyneburgha Building Preservation Trust is named after a Northumbrian princess in the 7th Century who, through the marriage of her sister and a conversion to Christianity, travelled down the country and founded a convent in Castor, Cambridgeshire. The current church building boasts a Norman tower of national, historical importance, attracting visitors from far and wide. The Trust is concerned, not only with the preservation of the historic church, but also with the welfare of the local community.
What we did:
CML Consultants were commissioned to undertake research and project planning to set up a community theatre project for isolated young people aged 12 – 25 years in 8 rural villages around Peterborough.
Preparatory work involved designing a questionnaire to test out the level of need or demand amongst the young people in the local villages and identifying the potential outcomes of the project, focusing on the community, the young people themselves and the young people’s interest in their own heritage.
The work involved an exciting search for project partners, resulting in the commitment from a large theatre company, Eastern Angles, to providing a member of staff and resources to deliver a series of 6 community theatre workshops involving the young people in all aspects of theatre production.
“Catherine has made a major contribution to our community theatre project. She set us up with a professional project plan and scouted for relevant partner organisations. She led our bid-writing process … Her energy, professionalism and meticulous project management has put us on an exciting trajectory… delighted to recommend her services to others.”Trust Chair, St Kyneburgha Building Preservation Trust