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The Donnison Intergenerational Theatre Project - Do IT!
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The Donnsion Intergenerational Experience 



The Friends of The Donnison School, have been empowering generations to come together and build a lasting legacy. The group have worked together, securing training as Intergenerational Champions and specialist theatre training.

As the finale of the project the intergenerational team including volunteers, children from Broadway Juniors School and The Canny Bunch Theatre Group, performed a brand new musical which charted the development of the Quayside Exchange Building from 1814 -2014.

Composed and written by the teenagers and including an original score of new songs.
The story of the building weaves through cameo characters that retell the building’s rich history, held together by songs and dance.

Joy Dagless, Chair of Friends, states “This was fantastic opportunity to take the story of this building and bring it to life for a new generation. The children have embraced history in a new way. It will have people singing and crying at what is really the people’s history of our town.”





Upcoming Events

Sunderland In 1831

Nill Greenwell

Monday 24 September 2018

"Forward, Forward Sisters" By Margaret Atkinson

Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the 1918 Act of Parliament allowing women to stand for election to the House of Commons. Also the anniversary for all men and some women voting for the first time in the general election of December 1918. 6.3

Friday 26 October 2018

You click the button, we do the rest! Photographs as Historical Evidence

By Stuart Miller

Monday 29 October 2018

Your Country Needs You!

Through The Words of The War Poets: WWI Remembered a dramatic Interpretations with The Donnison Players. Wine and Cheese £10.00

Friday 09 November 2018

Stand By Your Beds! National Service Conscription

By Jack Curtis

Monday 26 November 2018

The Northern Saints

By Carol Elva Carlyon

Monday 03 December 2018

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