This year The Royal Exchange, Contact, HOME and The Lowry have come together to look for eight new critical voices from across Greater Manchester to join their free theatre criticism scheme. Professional Journalist and Theatre Critic, Catherine Love, will be leading the project which runs for 10 weeks from the beginning of October. No previous experience is necessary, only a love of and interest in live performance.
The festival featured performances from Piper Hill Specialist School, Springside Primary, New Bridge School, Cromwell School, Chatsworth High School, Pictor Academy and Brentwood High School, Ladywood Primary School and Elms Bank School. Happy 2 Be was built around the theme of Acceptance & Understanding and all the schools did a brilliant job at making sure their voices were heard loud and clear!