VML supports the community in celebrating the Coronation. A day for all irrespective of opinion this was about community first and foremost! Here are a few snaps from the day!
2023 starts strong with big plans
Happy New Year! We at VML hope you all had a safe and enjoyable holiday season, and we want to welcome you to 2023 with a whole host of new shows that we’ve been preparing for, for the upcoming year.
To start us off, while we’re all still feeling the party spirit, we have “New Year at the Musicals” – can you guess what it’ll include? We’ll be presenting this at St Michael’s Church on Friday 27th at 7pm. You don’t want to miss out on an amazing night of great music!
We’re also very proud to announce that we will be performing “A Streetcar Named Desire” this year in July! We will have more information on that later on in the year, so keep an eye out for those updates
We also have many more things in the works and cannot wait to tell you all about them, but for now, you’ll have to watch this space. Many more shows, big plans for helping the community and much, much more going forward! We’re excited to take 2023 by the horns, and hope you’ll join us on the ride
Another show? Another show!
After the success of Strip Poker, VML are happy to announce that we have a date set for Critical but Stable, another amazing comedy written by Jean Pierre Martinez. We will be performing this at the Studio in Widnes and tickets are only £5! Save the date, you don’t want to miss this
Save the date!
VML are proud to announce we’re hitting the ground running with a new show that will be performed in The Studio, Widnes. This performance has been written by the amazing French playwright and scriptwriter John Pierre Martinez, and we are honoured to be given the opportunity to perform this incredible comedy. It will be performed on May 19th, so make sure to save the date!
POP! Into the Musicals
VML are kicking off the year strong with our first performance of 2022! We will be performing at St Michael’s church to raise money for both the church and VML. You’ll get music from your favourite musicals and your favourite pop stars!
You really don’t want to miss out! You can either get tickets at the door on the night, or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on how to get your tickets early.
Migrant Help UK
VML are proud to announce that we are working with Migrant Help UK thanks to help from Halton Borough Council’s “5 ways to wellbeing” grant! We will be offering 4 sessions for refugees and asylum seekers in which you will be able to develop your creative writing skills in either English, or your first language.
With this project we hope to allow refugees and asylum seekers tell their stories, bringing into the public eye the hardships that they’ve had to go through to find safety within the UK. The sessions will be from 2-4pm and the stories written will be included in a printed collection.
YOUTH DRAMA IS STILL GOING STRONG
We have been hard at work over the last few months with our Youth Drama project, bringing awareness to topics that impact today’s young people. We’re writing original pieces for the kids to perform in an effort to “teach upwards” for the older generations to understand what sexuality and gender identity is, helping to break down any barriers in starting these conversations.
We’ve also had a lot of success so far with our bullying script, with the youth group well under way, learning their lines for the performance. There’s still time to get involved, and we’re always happy to bring in more new members!
New Exciting Project!
VML has been approached by Halton Borough Council to work with GLOW an LGBTQ+ friendly youth group in Halton and St Helens to create dramas focusing on raising awareness on different topics. These include bullying, drug awareness, sexuality and gender equality.
Our hopes is that by helping raise awareness to these issues we can break down as many barriers as possible, making these topics easier to talk about with friends and family members, while also educating them on these topics. This is an exciting opportunity and we’re very excited to see what the groups will create!
Youth drama is back!
We’re happy to announce that Youth Drama is back! We’re following all the current guidelines around social distancing while still keeping the energy and drive that we always have. Working closely with the new VML Writers Circle, we hope that the youth drama will be able to perform some hard hitting productions in the near future, and even get a few radio shows under their belt. Watch this space!
First of many more shows!
Yesterday – June 1st – was VML’s first show on the radio! Hosted by Robert Littler, Darren Gibbons and Michael Carroll they took to it like a fish to water. Taking lots of song requests, talking about the future of the VML show and having some laughs along the way, the 2 hour slot flew by.
VML has had some amazing feedback for the first show, we’re excited for more! Don’t forget to tune in and give us a listen on Halton Community Radio 92.3fm.
James Wooding: Cracking first show guys – Well Done!
Danielle Welsh: Loved listening in from start to finish!
James Swift: Great stuff, well done
Mark Mainwaring: Really enjoyed the show. Decent tunes