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Summer brings out lots of Fallen Angels performances and activities. This year there have been performances at Whitworth Art Gallery, LUFstock Camp out, Lache Community Day in Chester as well as Summer project Pin Pricks of Light in full swing, with guest teaching from Russell Maliphant and other activity including Family workshops and banner making in Chester ready for our Recovery Month parades in September.



Photo Credit:   Pin Pricks of Light by Badkarma (Russell Maliphant is pictured centre back)

Dates for the diary 2016:  

Sunday 4th September - Cheshire Recovery Walk - Grosvenor Park, Chester

Wednesday 9th November - Upon Awakening - University of Chester

Widnes, Halton:
Saturday 10th September - UK Recovery Walk - Performance of Pin Pricks of Light - Halton Stadium

Wednesday 16th November - Upon Awakening - The Lowry



The Many Faces of Francis Bacon

Photo Credit:  Tate Liverpool

Francis Bacon’s exhibition at Liverpool Tate was the starting point for a project led by Hope Street Ltd Emerging Artists Programme

Where explored the life and art work of Bacon. Through the Theatre Director of Andre Pink, both emerging artists and Fallen Angels explored, created and developed sections of theatre and movement charting his life through mask, puppetry and movement led by Fallen Angels.

Fallen Angels were able to bring experience, knowledge of movement, composition, creativity as well as the lived experience of the psyche of an addict - highly relevant for Francis Bacon. Having the community dancers in the process who shared freely their experiences gave the emerging artists a deeper understanding of the mind of an artist troubled by addiction.

Here is our Mentor Alice Lapworth’s experience of the project: 

“For a month we worked on The Many Faces of Francis Bacon project, which was to be performed at TATE Liverpool. This meant we had the pleasure to meet and work with Risen, Fallen Angels Dance Theatre’s Liverpool group. I speak for all of the Emerging Artists on Hope Street Limited’s programme when I say it was an absolute honour.

We were totally inspired and stimulated by Risen. With the subject matter explored being Francis Bacon’s life, Risen brought so much insight into the rehearsal room.

The final result was something to be proud of. In the final movement section, Risen and the Emerging Artists got to perform as an ensemble, which was really special.

I thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to work and perform with this humble company and would love to collaborate once again in the future!” 

Here’s what our Angels had to say about their experience: 

“I never thought I would have the confidence to perform one of my own poems. (It's) given me an interest in acting as well" "

“I can't really put into words how appreciative I am of this opportunity. It is an immense privilege to have anyone come to watch and appreciate your work. Furthermore performing in Tate Liverpool will be an experience I treasure forever.”

“It was a awesome experience!”

You can read more here.


Nearly at Recovery Month: 

For those of you who don’t know September in Recovery month. A very special month where people in recovery come together to celebrate and there are many public events that occur to enable us to raise awareness and to bring hope to people in addiction. 

Photo Credit:  Pin Pricks of Light by Andrew Millar

This year Fallen Angels are developing a unique performance for outdoors to be performed at UK Recovery Walk in Halton Stadium. Pin Pricks of Light has been developed through personal stories of our recovery groups in Liverpool and Salford. Intensive workshops and rehearsals are in full swing in Liverpool. The themes coming through are outward looking at how when someone recovers the positive repercussions on their families and communities… 

Look out for images in Full colour!


Meet volunteer Rajam

Photo Credit:  Rajam

My name is Rajam. I am a Singaporean who has travelled and lived in Scotland, Virginia and New York in USA, Vancouver Canada and finally Chester. Fallen Angels Dance Theatre has been a wonderful place to be involved in from the start. At our first meeting with Paul and Claire, I remember sipping a nice herbal tea brewed by Paul and served in a special Chinese decor tea cup and from the candid conversations with both of them I saw the passion and dedication for the charity and their cause. I was drawn in naturally and wanted to help. I have been a change management / business development professional in New York and Vancouver and felt this skill could benefit the charity as well as me in terms of volunteering. I still get the do what I love best! 

Everyone needs some help at some point in life and I needed that too. From the time I moved from North America, I was struggling to manage my type 2 diabetes due to different medication and what I got used to across the Atlantic. I was feeling weak and unable to do much but Paul and Claire gave me the sick absence I much needed and never stopped caring for me. Checking on me on how I am responding to medication. I am fortunate to have both of them in my life to work with and also giving me a chance to be part of this wonderful charity. I believe in the same cause of the founders of this charity, and I am feeling really enthusiastic as I do see exciting times ahead with more in the pipeline of the charity to come! Watch this space!

Fallen Angels Projects/Groups:

Mondays    Chester

Tuesdays    Liverpool 

Tuesdays    Salford

Wednesday    Preston

Thursdays     Leigh (Greater Manchester)                     

We are about to start a new project in Cheshire to benefit people in recovery from the whole Cheshire West area.

For further details contact:

Thank you to this quarter's funders: 

Arts Council England
CWAC members budget - Cllr Richard Beacham
Inspiring Healthy Lives
Marjory Boddy Trust
Peoples Health Trust
Ravensdale Trust



Photo Credit:  Claire Morris
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