Embracing 750 Years of Congleton

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Embracing 750 Years of Congleton

Embracing 750 Years of Congleton

Embrace Performing Arts By Embrace Performing Arts

A series of dance lessons for Congleton Primary and Secondary Schools to prepare a performance to be performed in a site specific area of Congleton as a celebration of 750 years.

Congleton Idea stage

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The project will bring children together from the local community and Congleton Schools in a final dance performance to celebrate 750 years of Congleton. The opportunity to take part in a series of dance workshops will be accessible to children in and around Congleton with a series of 10 lessons available to children within the community. Every school in Congleton will also be offered the chance to receive 10 fully funded sessions either in the format of extra-curricular or lesson. These workshops will be based on the historical context of the town to link with the theme of Congleton's 750th anniversary and to educate children further. It will also lead to a final performance within Congleton at a site specific environment in Congleton. This will then be edited within a video to create a momento of the celebration of 750 years.

What we'll deliver:

  • Educational dance lessons provided to all Congleton Schools who opt in
  • Accessible dance workshops within the community for children
  • A performance in a site specific location to celebrate Congleton's 750th anniversary

Why it's a great idea:

- A celebration of Congleton’s 750th Anniversary - Educate children on historical contexts of the town - A celebration of the Arts / Dance - Opportunities for work for local dance artists - Making the Arts accessible in the local community - Promoting Dance as an art form - Encouraging engagement and participation in the Arts - Bringing the community together - Keeping Congleton on the map in terms of Arts events

Steps to get it done:

  • Contact Schools
  • Promote to the Community
  • Begin teaching in Schools
  • Begin teaching in the Community
  • Performance


Location Congleton

About the space

Lessons will take place at Congleton Cricket Club. Site specific locations will be subject to availability and permissions in Congleton but the preferred location for the final performance is Congleton Park.


Cheshire East Council

How will the money be spent?Total £4,934

Dance Artists - £4,080 (83%)
Venue Hire - £250 (5%)
Cheshire East Deposit - £125 (3%)
Cost per day Cheshire East Park - £53 (1%)
Other - £427 (9%)

Costs Breakdown

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Dance Artists
Venue Hire
Cheshire East Deposit
Cost per day Cheshire East Park
Other Read More
  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • VAT


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:

  • Admin fees
  • Staff uniforms and hi visibility jackets for the performance
  • Marketing

Total £4,934

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