A very special moment for Sheffield to have Little Amal visit on 29th October 2021. As the first City Of Sanctuary, thousands of people from Sheffield welcomed Amal with open arms. It was a pleasure to work with Sheffield Theatres to delivered dance workshops within the community (Ship Shape & The Furnival) and choreograph the welcome celebration dance for Amal with members of Sheffield People's Theatre and community dancers from Sheffield.
My Family Creates is a project to provide free online creative activities specially designed for SEND families with particular focus on those of families of colour. Many children and young adults with addditional needs have lost the opportunity to experience educational and creative activities during the Covid-19 pandemic. This project access to vital and life enhancing activities delivered by professional cultural and arts practitioners.
The pilot project included storytelling, poetry with actions and physical movement. The videos and downloadable activity pack were released on the Huddersfield Literature Festival website as well as being part of the online program for Sangam Festival (Huddersfield) in August 2021.
Commissioned by Huddersfield Literature Festival
In collaboration with Salma Zaman (Salma & Nisha Creations)
In February and March, Doncaster CEP with DARTS, CAST, Doncaster Stories, Doncaster Library Services, Heritage Doncaster, Adult, Family and Community Learning (AFCL), Hungry Little Minds and BME United Doncaster joined forces to deliver the first Doncaster Storytelling Festival. The event started as part of National Storytelling Week and ended with World Book Day on 4th March 2021. The event provide a range of creative activity linked to the theme of storytelling for children, young people and families to engage with in or out of school.
Indian Celebration poems with join in actions and Indian Dance videos created by Nisha Lall.
Commissioned by CAST in Doncaster
Listen to Nisha Lall's pod casts commissioned by CAST in Doncaster as part of Creative Careers Week. Learn Top 10 tips for becoming a freelance dance practitioner and learn more about Nisha Lall's 15 year career in community dance.