People should see themselves reflected in the arts, and Lyrici create access to great art in Medway. We believe in breaking down barriers and challenging inequalities that prevent people from participating in art that represents them, speaks with them, and involves them.

Our main focus is to reach Black people living and working in Medway to tell their stories, and young people, families and creative individuals who are deprived of creative opportunities in Medway.

We are about doing creativity with people, not to them. We capture different perspectives and turn them into performances. We allow people to share their voices and be part of the creativity that matters to them.

We, and the creatives and communities we work with, have a unique contribution to make to the Kent and South East cultural landscape, sharing stories, celebrating heritage, and elevating voices.

Since 2016 we have delivered over 150 events reaching 10,000 people in Medway and beyond.

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Black and Diverse Arts Programming

We elevate diverse artists and practitioners to centre stage.

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National Touring Theatre

We bring touring shows to the GlassBox theatre in Gillingham.

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Arts Library Projects

We work in libraries as a way to bring diverse and accessible theatre and art to local communities.

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Artist Development

We mentor and support artists who want to deliver creative and diverse work.

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Consultation & Evaluation

We support and guide others to create diverse and inclusive theatre.

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Arts Council England have highlighted our work as a leading example of excellence, supporting their Creative Case for Diversity in the South East.

Partnership work has included Arts Council England’s flagship project “The Collaborative Touring Network,” and two Arts Council England supported library focused projects.

We are currently an Associate Theatre Company with GlassBox Theatre in Gillingham, working to bring an array of diverse and Black shows into the area. We are one of five national partners within The Moving Roots Touring Network, in partnership with Battersea Arts Centre. Funded by Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and the Garfield Weston Foundation, the project delivers co-created projects which generate positive social change in underserved communities. We are also one of nine regional partners in the third phase of The Collaborative Touring Network.

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Supported By

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  • Colyer-Fergusson Charitable Trust Logo