Project #1

Project #1 (by artist Connor Elliman) has been a creative initiative for young LGBTQ+ people aged 13-19, living in and around the City of Chester. Running over 8 consecutive weeks in early 2022, Project #1 has invited young people with/without prior experience to come together and explore new ways of moving in a safe and friendly space.

While the sessions have been led by Cheshire Dance artists and have therefore held a strong dance focus, the project has been about finding your ones own way to express themselves – and to feel FREE. With this in mind,  for Project #1 some participants have participated in drawing, writing, photography… and other creative arts as well as dance. The project has encouraged them to simply come along and find what feels right for them.

The 8 week inclusive workshops for PROJECT #1 culminated in a film that has documented the journey, ideas and experiences of the participants in the group.

Please note: Some participants have remained anonymous in both the project and film.


Venue: Saint Mary Without the Walls, Chester

Dates: From 12.01.22 to 02.03.22


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Artists working with Project #1

Partners involved with Project #1