Top Place For Us!

Published: 19 March 2023
Reporter: David Upton

Kate & Chris with award Credit: Wesley Storey

Performing arts company A Place for Us CIC has been recognised for its work with aspiring young talent.

Artistic directors Kate Allerston and Chris Bastock were presented with the Preparing for Work accolade at a Liverpool City Region Culture and Creativity Awards ceremony hosted by actress Sunetra Sarkar and held in Shakespeare North Playhouse.

The Preparing for Work category highlights the impact culture and creativity has on developing technical, transferable and life skills in preparing young people for the world of work. A Place for Us CIC beat fellow finalists Agent Academy and the University of Liverpool, Future Yard, and Writing on the Wall’s Write to Work programme to take the trophy.

A Place for Us CIC uses theatre, music, dance and other creative arts to engage, inspire and create cultural experiences on the community of Halton and beyond.