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Ellesmere Port Arts Trail

Funded on Spacehive 23 November 2021 Delivered 31 August 2021

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Ellesmere Port Arts Trail

Ellesmere Port Arts Trail

Action Transport Theatre By Action Transport Theatre

Action Transport Theatre will develop an ambitious, creative, arts and adventure trail. Free for all children and families. To take place in Whitby Park, Ellesmere Port in Summer 2022.

Ellesmere Port Delivery stage

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This project was funded on 23 Nov 2021!

Building on the success of previous years, ATT will create a new 'arts trail' experience for a target audience of 4000 individuals (children and families). Once again, children will be invited to discover stories, surprises and their own creativity amongst the beautiful green spaces of Whitby Park Plus, a free 'live events' programme for Whitby Park amphitheatre including circus, music, and theatre.

What we'll deliver:

  • An 'arts and adventure trail' experience for children and families
  • A local schools project -supporting them to contribute their own art work to the Park.
  • An accessible 'sensory' experiences of the Trail for children and families who experience disability.
  • Live performance, free for families, in the Whitby Park Amphitheatre

Why it's a great idea:

This activity will reach at least 4000 people in Ellesmere Port during the Summer Holidays. Local people will receive a special opportunity to experience high quality art, within the town park environment which is widely known and loved by all sections of the community. We know from our evaluation of previous years that the benefits to children and families include a sense of wellbeing, fun and connection to nature. We will once again target those families who receive free school meals. Local School will benefit from time with professional artists as they contribute to the trail through in-class activities Children and young people with learning and physical disabilities, will benefit from a bespoke experience designed by specialists to be accessible and inclusive. Our evaluation tells us that families who experience disability need more opportunities like this that provide support and respite. Benefit local and regional artists and provide employment routes into the arts.

Steps to get it done:

  • Artist Recruitment
  • Trail design, development & planning
  • Comms and partnership planning
  • Schools delivery
  • Programme Planning
  • Trail production & implementation
  • Trail Opening
  • Programme Opening
  • Trail & Programme Completion
  • Evaluation

The trail has been hugely successful for the last two years. We are determined to keep it going and keep it free for the people of Ellesmere Port. In 2022 we will link the trail to the opening of Ellesmere Port's brand new cultural centre for children and young people.

Location Ellesmere Port

About the space

Custom Location


Cheshire West and Chester Council

How will the money be spent?Total £5,346

Resources - production costs/trail materials - £3,000 (56%)
Coordination and project management time - £1,000 (19%)
Marketing - £1,000 (19%)
Other - £346 (6%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

Resources - production costs/trail materials
Coordination and project management time
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  • Spacehive fees
  • VAT
  • Transaction Fees


This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • materials for sensory days
  • events for the ampitheatre
  • additional resources

Total £5,346

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