DANCING TOGETHER WIGAN- a Forever Manchester Let’s Create Jubilee Fund Project

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DANCING TOGETHER WIGAN- a Forever Manchester Let’s Create Jubilee Fund Project

This is a way of bringing the community together in Wigan, improve community cohesion and share music and food as part of the Jubilee. Throughout April until June, this project would bring people together in a creative way and they will enjoy being together with activities of interest. Project participants will get the opportunity to co-design sessions with the artists from music and dance rehearsals to workshops to design the Queen’s traditional outfit she could wear for her Jubilee, then have live singing, dance and catwalk during the jubilee celebrations. Getting this opportunity week in and week out increases community connections and participants will feel good with greater wellbeing and will feel more connected to those around them as a result of the Jubilee. This is an opportunity to celebrate community connections, a lifetime event and it is something that we all are looking forward to. After lockdowns and all the sad news of the pandemic people need to get a chance to share food, have fun and get to know each other a little better. This project provides opportunity to create a community for people at risk of isolation to come together, but when people get to know each other, have conversations about their local area, it starts planting the seeds of appreciation and pride. Besides that, when you know your neighbours, it increases social capital, which in turn makes it much easier to take collective action such as contacting local officials about hate crime, an environmental issue, or deciding to take up responsibility for a local green space. This project has been funded by Forever Manchester Let’s Create Jubilee Fund in partnership with Arts Council England.

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