Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Slaughterhouse Renovation -BBC Midlands Today

See our news links all about the Slaughterhouse Renovation!!!!

Arts Award Student Bill get's shortlisted for Pride Of Stratford Young Achiever Award

14 year old Bill Jones has been shortlisted for the 2015 Pride of Stratford Young Achiever Award for his fantastic work with D Day Veterans.  Bill is working with Escape on his Silver Arts Award for which he wanted to make a documentary about local veterans and their D Day experiences.  Little did he know the impact of this work and the lasting legacy this truly wonderful documentary would be. Good luck Bill!!

 See his documentary here

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Escape Arts receives £396344 Reaching Communities Big Lottery Funding for 5 year Odyssey Project!!!

The Escape Odyssey project will support exciting youth and community and volunteering work in Stratford and Nuneaton and across Warwickshire.  The Odyssey project advocates local youth leadership to develop community projects that transform spaces into vibrant community settings running a range of exciting arts, media and volunteering and play programmes.  The project will commission a purpose built Odyssey multi-media bus which will enable the innovative work to be delivered across Warwickshire reaching out to communities most in need.  
Escape is delighted to have been awarded the Reaching Communities grant, Odyssey has been developed over five years and evolved from purely a youth project to one that celebrates community inclusion for all ages, through intergeneration exchange and learning.  Project Manager Karen Williams said, this is a fantastic opportunity to reach out and bring exciting innovative services into the heart of communities.  The investment places young people at the centre of community developments and provides the resources to develop exciting activities in art, volunteering, play through local leadership and steering.  We thank Big Lottery for their faith and commitment to the project and will work hard over the next five years to maximise the impact of this investment and realise the outcomes of this exciting project.

Wednesday, 9 July 2014


Great projects this year!!  Actively seeking Young Heritage Recruits to work on animation project linked to amazing long forgotten stories of Stratford!!!  Also Lego Club every Saturday and wonderful Vintage Cream Teas from Town Square - also every Sat afternoon!  See posters below!

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Tuesday, 4 February 2014



Title: Trainee Volunteer Coordinator for Youth Arts Programme.  We would welcome applications from candidates under the age of 25 as this age group is currently under-represented within our development team.

Employer: Escape: Community Arts, Registered Charity 1097718
Location: Escape Arts Venue - Stratford Town Square
Payment: £3428 per annum, £8.24 per hour (initially 8 hours per week, potential for increased hours and further development)
Times: 11.30-3.30 every Sat, four extra hours flexible to include Tuesdays 4-6
Fixed Term until Dec 31st 2014

In collaboration with the Escape Volunteer Coordinator and Escape Team you will:
  • Co-ordinate the delivery of a new Youth Arts Volunteer Programme.
  • Recruit and support young volunteers.
  • Support youth volunteer accreditation and training.
  • Promote and raise the profile of the project.
  • Monitor and report progress to the ESCAPE team.

We recognise this is a trainee role and depending on experience and skills anticipate developing a bespoke support package for the successful candidate.  Key to this role is a strong value base for inclusion and supporting young peoples’ development and progression.

Closing date Monday 10th February, interviews Monday 17th Feb.

For an informal discussion about this post and for further application details please contact Karen Williams 07725563413