We are very excited to announce that Peterborough’s Jumped Up Theatre is one of five partners on Battersea Arts Centre’s Moving Roots Touring Network.

We have had the privilege of being a partner with Battersea Art Centre’s Collaborative Touring Network for the past three years, creating the As part of that project, funded by Arts Council England, the Esmée Fairbairn and Garfield Weston Foundations, we created and hosted six festivals of touring and homegrown projects, reaching over 6000 local people, many of whom were new to the arts.

And now, over the next three years, we will be working again with Battersea Arts Centre, and partners in Wigan, Blackburn, Medway and East Cardiff, to commission and tour three collaborative projects. These projects will involve local communities in the creation and presentation of three events, and we will be seeking funding to continue the participation that the projects kickstart.

“It’s great to bring to Peterborough the benefits that a partnership with Battersea Arts Centre brings'; investment in exceptional theatre projects for the city, participation opportunities for local people which they can shape for the future, and employment for local artists.” explains Jumped Up’s Creative Producer, Kate Hall.

Jumped Up will be hosting Coffee & Cake conversations in November, asking people Peterborough about what this project could mean to them - if you would like to take part, or are a community organisation who would host one of these events, please get in touch via our contact page on our website HERE.

The Moving Roots Touring Network is funded by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and the Garfield Weston Foundation