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We aim to make a positive difference in the lives of children and young people and to empower, raise confidence and give a voice to them primarily through the creative and performing arts. To support, nurture and raise their aspirations as individuals in order to help them be, not only rounded, contributing adults, but also successful ones.

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Freedom Road Creative Arts (FRCA) was launched in July 2008 to offer young people in the Hull area workshops in Drama, Dance, Song-writing and Singing.


In 2002 the Rights and Rights and Participation Project, (RAPP), established with the support of Hull City Council and Arts in Health a drama group called the Platform Project. This ran until 2005 and proved to be a creative way of engaging with young people in care and it provided a positive outlet for them to express themselves.

Following work with the KANDU Project from Wiltshire in October 2004, RAPP decided to extend the remit of the drama group to include not only young people in care but young people in need or at risk and by using more art forms.

In late 2005 and in line with the Every Child Matters agenda, Iain Thompson took over as the Creative Coordinator and the Project was renamed Freedom Road Creative Arts and now incorporated workshops in drama, dance and song writing.

By 2007 several performances were performed such as Grease the Musical at NAPA's Studio 2 Theatre and singing group Freedom Road performed at the House of Commons as part of the Wilberforce 2007 Celebrations.

In 2008 FRCA was granted charitable status and now operates as an independent service.

Check the News section of the website to follow in chronological order the history of Freedom Road Creative Arts, including the many performances, trips and events that have taken place from 2008 to the present day.

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