Acting on Impulse Blog



Our recent film ‘Penalty’ is making its way round film festivals, and doing rather well, if you’ve read the previous blog. So until the film fest season is over, we can’t put it on our YouTube channel for all to enjoy. The good news is…..if you come to our biennial fundraiser on 9th March, you’ll […Read more]

PENALTY – the premiere


PENALTY Intrusive thoughts can be a nightmare but imagine if the thoughts weren’t your own… When Danny and Jada arrive at a hotel, it soon becomes clear that they are surrounded by people who want something from them. With dated décor and staff performing bizarre routines, checking out may seem like the best option. But […Read more]

Grant Funding from Peter Kershaw Trust


We are so grateful to The Peter Kershaw Trust who have given us funding for our main workshop and performance project for 2016/17. The late Peter Kershaw was the former chairman of the Joseph HOLT brewery. The trust established in 1974 gives grants for the benefit of the disadvantaged people of Manchester and North Cheshire.

The new season of workshops begin


  The actors arrived eagerly looking forward to a new season of workshops. There were a good number back from the last project and a number of newcomers – most of these had arrived after being involved in one of our series of mini-workshops that we have held at various agencies around Manchester. The plan […Read more]

Summer 2016 Barbecue and Award Presentation


A sunny Sunday in August saw the actors coming together for a barbecue. It was time to reminisce over the past year and all that was achieved through the 10 films making up ‘Life’s a Lottery’. Each actor received their certificate plus some individualised photo’s of their performances and of cause that very precious copy […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]

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]

Post Show Party 2014


After the amazing success of the ‘Life After Street Life’ launch at the Z-Arts theatre together with the showing of the ‘Behind the scenes of Life After Street Life’, the fabulous cast met on a sunny September day for a Bar-B-Que. Time to relax and recall all that had been achieved in the 2013/2014 season […Read more]