Current work

Tansey and Cathy

"What about an Eco Carnival?"

Risky Things is exploring ways to engage with the current climate emergency, where people, animals, plants, insects are all endangered in different ways by rising CO2 emissions, global- warming, plastic pollution.  How can the wider public be drawn into consideration of the issues?

Tansy-Schweppes is a large beetle, modelled on the rare York Tansy beetle, but made out of single-use plastic bottles and packaging by puppeteer John Barber with Cathy Denford.  It is a prototype for a parade model that could be part of a future Eco Carnival, celebrating endangered species with performance and debate in the open air, on the streets...

Risky Things is looking for partners to promote and stage such a carnival: anyone interested, contact us here.



'Blue Moment' - Refugee Film

Blue Moment is a 45 min film drama made with the Refugee Therapy Centre, London.  A story of resilience and solidarity, it uncovers the mystery of a young woman from Africa seeking asylum in Britain today. A therapist helps her overcome her torture-trauma and a local bus-driver supports her as she moves through the challenging asylum process, abused and accused of terrorism. 

Paid for by Big Lottery, donations and crowd-funding, it is a free, online training-resource on this site. View it on our refugee page or contact us here to order a DVD.


Misha Duncan-Barry in Blue Moment

The new CARE ACT

This promises major improvements in the ‘wellbeing’ and support for those who need care and their carers.

At a conference of the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) in Yorkshire and Humber we presented some perspectives of adults with a learning disability or difficulty, and their families, on what kind of care they want...                 

What do you think of the Care Act?  Have you been affected by it?  Tell us what you think or of your own experiences on our Facebook or Twitter page.


Risky Things' actors Belinda Lazenby and Alex Clark in rehearsal

Risky Things'actors Belinda Lazenby and Alex Clark

'On the Edge' - Film about Homelessness

Our film On the Edge - a 30min drama about living rough in England’s current climate of austerity, features actors Andrew Dunn and Andrina Carroll. 

As well as entering it for film festivals we have made it available to schools, colleges and interested organisations.  Watch the film on our ‘Homeless’ page and, if you would like to show it to your group, please contact us for details.

Invitation to join Safeguarding Partnership for adults

We invite local Safeguarding Boards and Authorities to join in commisioning an 'elder abuse' project from us.  This could be a short tour of live performances split between regions, sharing development and rehearsal costs.  An audio CD or film/DVD is another option.  Existing scripts for Playing Safe in Kirklees could be used (see Safeguarding work sector for details of the Playing Safe project models).

Please contact us now if you are interested in any of the above.

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