Scene & Heard
Scene & Heard is a unique mentoring programme that partners the inner city children of Somers Town, London, with volunteer theatre professionals, to give them an experience of quality one-on-one adult attention and to enable them to write and sometimes perform their own plays.
The fundamental purpose of the project is to boost the self-esteem of the children involved by giving them a public platform for their voice and by providing a personal experience of success.
By introducing the children to a new way of working with language Scene & Heard also strives to improve attitudes towards learning and literacy skills.
Hugh has been a patron since 2008.
Please see the Scene & Heard website for further details of this inspiring project.
All Scene & Heard photos taken by Roger Lawrence. Click on a photo to enlarge.View Charity Related News
Hugh also supports the following charities
Working with children in primary schools, raising achievement and attainment by engaging with Shakespeare.
National Youth Arts Trust provides access to the performing arts for young people between the ages of 7 and 25 from non-privileged backgrounds.
National Youth Theatre inspires, trains, and showcases exceptional performers and theatre technicians aged 14-25 from Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
Mousetrap Theatre Projects is a theatre education charity dedicated to bringing the magic of theatre into the lives of young people.
Working to enhance and protect the South Downs National Park for future generations.
WaterAid is an international charity that transforms lives by improving access to safe water, hygiene and sanitation.