Report on the first UCAN Showcase Thursday 26th March 2015

This was the first showcase to be performed at the Halliwell UCAN Centre, just down the road from ACIS, a nice venue and a perfect size for the seventy-one people present. There were three main age groups: Keystone 1 and 2, Keystage 3 and 4 and Adults.

The readings covered seventeen languages and a very wide range of topics and English levels ranged from absolute beginners through to competent. Photos and videos can be seen elsewhere on this website. Art Officers from Bolton at Home attended.

Besides hearing the readings and translations, the audience was treated to two specially written songs by guest singer Ruby-Ann Patterson and to a demonstration of modern Indian dancing by the Bollywood Divas who got everyone to join in.

Feedback was excellent and centrer staff comments included a massive confidence boost for everyoner; a unique experience - a celebration of diversityand wonderful performance showcasing diversity and promoting confidence-building, the value of communication and a celebration of languages.