IROKO Theatre Company use the arts and in particular but not exclusively African arts to advance the education, health and wellbeing of people from all backgrounds and nationalities (including the disadvantaged), so that they can achieve their full potential, play an active role in their community and have an improved quality of life. To achieve this, we provide resources and hold training, exhibitions, workshops and performances in African theatre, arts & crafts.
Health & Wellbeing
From our years of working in the community we have come to realise just how effective music and the arts can be in increasing people’s sense of well-being.
IROKO has developed workshops aimed at helping those who might feel a degree of social isolation. We work with a range of people including the elderly, people suffering from mental health problems and those wishing to reintegrate into mainstream society.
Numerous researches have shown that art is beneficial to people recovering from mental heath illnesses. Our integration and rehabilitation programme uses any or a combination of the activities below to enhance the re-integration into mainstream society of people recovering from mental health illnesses.
- Clay Modelling workshop
- Combined Music & Movement workshop
- Tie & Dye and or Batik Making workshop
- IROKO Cultural Jamboree performance