Dear friends and fans of our work.

It’s extraordinary to us that with the help and support of you, our partners, audiences and supporters we’re celebrating our 40th Anniversary this year. Together we’ve weathered many storms, but our commitment to making the work – and yours in engaging with it over the years, remains steadfast.

As we look back on 4 decades of joy, frustration, humour and discovery, we’re also looking forwards – to new projects, new adventures,  and to supporting young people and other artists to build their confidence, creativity and sense of belonging in the world.

With funds increasingly stretched, we’re asking if you could make a donation to help us make Headlines,  a new video project,  co-created by Forced Entertainment and groups of young people across the city as part of our participation programme. The creative starting point is a text written by me comprising real and made up  headlines from local newspapers. Young people will write their own headlines and perform a combination of both to be filmed by a Sheffield filmmaker and set to an original soundtrack.

Working with the company and using our approach to performance, young people will learn how to collaborate with respect and openness, develop co-operative performance making skills and be encouraged to find their own artistic voice.

If you enjoy and value the work of Forced Entertainment, please consider making a donation to this project, launched to mark 40 years of tearing up the rule book.

Thank you, as ever, for your support and interest in what we do. It’s hugely appreciated.

Take care

Tim Etchells

For Forced Entertainment


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Thank you.


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