"I think the most important thing about the Creative Case is not to get too hung up on it being policy or something we ought to be doing as that’s the way the world is going... just relax about it... find the enjoyment of engaging with different sorts of people. Diversity is what makes the world go round."
When Sarah Holmes restarted the New Wolsey Theatre in Ipswich with her partner Peter Rowe, she did so knowing that she wanted to create a place that everyone could access without permission or concession and that the key to this was creative collaboration with a diversity of partners including Graeae Theatre Company.
Appointing Ali Briggs as an Agent of Change, putting a deaf practitioner central to the organisation, has allowed it to develop its thinking and practice and community engagement
‘Ali will have a huge part in helping us reach out to people out there with disability who’ve thought I could never work with theatre. Yeah you can. Not only that but we want you to come and work in our theatre.’