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Lighting up the Rec

Lighting up the Rec [2008] installation engagement project in North Liverpool
Lighting up the Rec [2008] installation engagement project in North Liverpool

Our Bass Techs programme has its origins in North Liverpool, which began in 2008 with an installation project. Working with a team (including a youth worker, an ex-offender and an artist) a group of young men identified as 'at risk' worked with us to animate a caged football area where they hung out, known locally as the Rec.

Lighting up the Rec [2008] installation engagement project in North Liverpool
Lighting up the Rec [2008] installation engagement project in North Liverpool

Repairing and re-using theatre lights, fairy lights and lamps belonging to local residents, the space was transformed, culminating in a celebratory football match. A film about the project helped secure temporary lighting on the site along with weekly professional football coaching.

Lighting up the Rec [2008] installation engagement project in North Liverpool
Lighting up the Rec [2008] installation engagement project in North Liverpool

This hugely popular community football event saw eight out of the 12 young men gain AQA accreditation in lighting, the same level as the casual crew we employ.

For more information about our work in the community, please email community@everymanplayhouse.com.

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