Acting on Impulse Blog

Premiere of LIFE’S A LOTTERY


We are delighted to invite you to the film premiere of Acting on Impulse’s 9th production, ‘Life’s a Lottery.’ It’s on Saturday 30th July at 11am, HOME cinema, Manchester. Tickets are free but you need to book via Eventbrite:  All details are on the event page. If you book multiple tickets and find you […Read more]

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One of our actors just couldn’t wait for the premiere of our latest film, Life’s a Lottery. July 30th is his birthday, and he was so looking forward to celebrating by seeing himself on the big screen at HOME cinema, Manchester, followed by a celebration lunch with cast and crew. For him, the best part […Read more]

Catching up with Season 9


Acting on Impulse Update June 2016 If you’ve been to Manchester’s sizzling city centre recently, have you come across the little encampments that are popping up all over the place? Have you ever wondered about the people living in those tiny tents? They say we are all just 2 paydays away from homelessness….. We began […Read more]

Education Sales Officer


VACANCY We are looking for a part time freelance sales person who can give 3 or 4 hours a week to sell our education work packs and workshops to schools in the North West. We target the schools PHSE, Citizenship, RS and media studies curricular to change perceptions about homelessness and the marginalised. This will […Read more]

THE BOX is now online


Our new feature film THE BOX was premiered on August 1st 2015 at HOME, Manchester’s newest arts venue. 200 people watched a satirical take on a reality TV show called THE BOX, where contestants compete to stay in a house where someone behind the scenes is pulling the strings. Our 25 actors, who have nearly […Read more]

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Film Premiere of THE BOX


We premiere our latest film THE BOX at HOME, tomorrow, August 1st. Our 25 actors with guest artist Kavana will see themselves up on a state of the art screen at Manchester’s newest Arts Venue, in front of a capacity audience. They’ll see the story they created themselves, along with co-writers Ed Lilly (screenplay), Joe […Read more]

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Kavana makes a surprise appearance in The Box


The actors had a big surprise on the fourth day of filming when they were joined on set by, actor and singer, Kavana. He was fresh from his recent appearances in The Big Reunion and Celebrity Big Brother. His cameo role brought a moment of excitement to the characters of The Box and his appearance was […Read more]

Our latest film Project – The Box


Instead of spending our days rushing from location to location, this year has found us with our company of actors spending 4 days closeted in a warehouse in Salford. This large empty space had been transformed into a film set inspired by our amazing production designer and art director, Tony Boffey. The actors became a […Read more]

Funding from the Pret Foundation Trust


We are very grateful to the Pret Foundation Trust who have given us 12 months support for our acting workshops. It is so encouraging to receive this recognition of the effectiveness of our projects with people who for all sorts of reasons are trying to re-establish their lives. This funding will help us maintain an […Read more]



A very happy new year to you all! This blog is about our latest event, FilmFest15. But first, a catch up. Numbers are growing and we’re getting about 24 people along to our regular fortnightly Sunday afternoon acting workshops at Mustard Tree. Even all the new folk have been incredibly focussed, and the sense of […Read more]

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