With thanks to support from Action Hampshire, MAST Mayflower Studios are pleased to be running our Communities Against Cancer project this Spring. This project focuses on opening up safe and comfortable conversations with our communities around cancer, and giving them the power to understand the signs and symptoms of cancer, as well as learning about steps we can all take to reduce our cancer risk.

As part of this project, we have worked with local photographer, filmmaker and Production Manager for City Eye, Aaron West, to create our "Communities Against Cancer" exhibition. This exhibition centres on the 7 ways you can reduce your risk of getting cancer in your lifetime, as outlined by Cancer Research UK. The exhibition can be seen in our cafe and bar area from 22nd April and is free to view anytime during our building's opening hours.

In addition to our exhibition, our Mayflower Young Company have also created a series of original monologues, inspired by the wider work of the Communities Against Cancer project. Our Mayflower Young Company, who span from ages 19 – 25, worked with our Writer in Residence, Dom Green, to write and workshop their monologues during their weekly sessions. This culminated in working with Graded Films to turn their monologues into a series of short films, which you can view via the links below:

 

 

 

We are also running free workshops for local community groups, which involve a dance for health session accompanied by a short talk and workshop centred on understanding the signs and symptoms of cancer. If you are part of a community group who would be interested in getting involved with our workshops, then please contact us on engage@mayflower.org.uk

If you would like to know more about Action Hampshire’s Communities Against Cancer programme, or for further information and support around cancer, please visit the following websites:

Action Hampshire     Wessex Cancer Alliance     Macmillan Cancer Support     Cancer Research UK

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We will be undertaking a refurbishment of our Grade II listed auditorium in summer 2018. Please consider a donation to our auditorium appeal. Your help is essential in securing our future.

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