This is Tameside and we are thrilled to have been working with everyone in this passionate and committed community for the last 18months. 

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We are delighted to say that we have cemented some incredible partnerships with Tameside Council, Jigsaw Homes, Global Grooves, Age UK, Tameside Women’s Centre and Dukinfield Pantry.

Jigsaw Homes Group continue to work in partnership with the Royal Exchange Theatre in our neighbourhoods. This innovative project provides fantastic opportunities for Tameside residents to improve their wellbeing and mental health, employment prospects and learn new skills working alongside professional artists within the industry. The projects delivered so far have had a positive impact on people’s lives, removing the barriers to isolation, improving people’s confidence and increased self-esteem. Pathways are in place for individuals and groups to gain greater understanding and appreciation of arts and culture and to see first-hand how this can take place in Tameside with a key focus on resident involvement using an asset based community development approach. John McGlynn, Neighbourhood Engagement Officer, Jigsaw Homes Group 

Alongside these great partners we have a very dedicated group of ambassadors who have been developing some incredible projects – from getting film making and drama courses off the ground to securing a theatre boat trip and workshops with some of our resident artists directors.

A favourite Tameside moment has been The Dukinfield Christmas Message. Alongside the residents and school children of Dukinfield we created a huge version of the Queen’s Christmas speech and screened it for residents over a hot chocolate on a cold December night. It even made the front page of the Tameside Reporter.

Find out more about the Royal Exchange Theatre partnership with New Charter Group and New Charter Academy by downloading a copy of the partnership evaluation report 'Growing From Seed'.