Our Voice

Our Voice returns! Our virtual project for Young Female Travellers aged 10 - 16

Following a brilliant Autumn term of online work with young female travellers, the Our Voice project runs again this term between February and Easter.  

We are looking to work with young women (ages 10-16) from Gypsy, Roma and Traveller (GRT) communities across Lancaster and Morecambe. All sessions will take place on Zoom.  

Our Voice is an autobiographical theatre project with performance artist Bryony Kimmings and reality star Amy Hart, (who has GRT heritage). This virtual project is a celebration of the culture and traditions of these communities, whilst challenging negative stereotypes. Sessions take place on Zoom and are a mixture of creative writing, performance and drama activities. 

Our Voice is a unique learning opportunity in association with the University of Lancaster and is made with, and performed by, young women from GRT communities across the district. 


Zoom session 1 

Introduction | Thurs 4 Feb, 4 - 4.45pm

Q&A with Amy Hart, Bryony Kimmings with drama practitioner Emma Rucastle 

Zoom session 2 | Thurs 25 Feb, 4 - 5.00pm 

Zoom session 3|  Thurs 4 Mar, 4 - 5.00pm 

Zoom session 4 | Thurs 11 Mar, 4 - 5.00pm 

Zoom session 5  | Thurs 18 Mar, 4 - 5.00pm 


Zoom Performance | Thurs 25 Mar, 4 - 5.00pm 

The project is FREE but must be booked in advance and will culminate with a virtual Zoom performance.  

If the project is interesting to you please email our Creative Learning Manager Carl Woodward carlw@dukeslancaster.org by Friday 19 February 2021. 

Speak Up: Young Activists Project

The Dukes is launching a brand new digital film project, ‘Speak Up’, and invites anyone aged 12 to 16 interested in becoming an artistic activist to get involved.

From matters of global significance – Black Lives Matter, the climate emergency, and most recently their own futures with exam results, 2020 has been the year of protest and young people making their voices heard.

You will work with Theatre Company Dante or Die and practitioners from Raindance: the largest independent film festival, to create and generate content inspired by the theme of protest. 

We’re looking young people of any background across Lancashire are who will be invited to learn new skills, share their creations, and learn how to make film in interesting and curious ways.

Workshops will form part of a short film produced by The Dukes, shared on our website and in our cinema in spring 2021. 

Click HERE for information.

Applications are now closed.

Bring Me Laughter Sessions

We are delighted to offer our Bring Me Laughter multi-arts sessions in Lancaster and Morecambe.

These sessions include music, singing, drama, movement and visual art in a welcoming and supportive environment. 

The sessions are designed specifically for people living with early stag dementia and their care-givers. 

These sessions are FREE.

Lancaster | Thursdays 2-4pm | At The Dukes, Moor Lane, LA1 1QE

Morecambe | Thursdays 12 - 2.30pm | At More Music, Morecambe, LA3 1QT

Currently on hold. Please check back for dates.