Facing your fears… and doing it anyway

Niall Gibney, who’s working on our Merseyside Community Theatre project, has just returned from giving his first ever presentation (to the Deputy Chief Executive of Liverpool City Council, no less!) to show how, from his first-hand experience, it’s possible for young people to be inspired and become engaged with Shakespeare, even if they don’t think it’s for them. He did a brilliant job, and here, he tells us about why it’s so important to  face your fears…

Hello all, I got back from doing my first presentation about an hour ago. This was about getting youths involved in our Merseyside Community Theatre project. It was to Ben Dolan, Deputy Chief Executive of Liverpool City Council. It went really well… I was very nervous though. Still, now I can look back at it and say I am proud of myself, that I did it, and Jane and Niamh both said I did well too.

If I can do things like this believe me, anybody can. You’ve just got to prove it to yourself and face your fears head on!!  Get involved :-D

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Be a part of it yourself – visit the MCT website to find out how.

0 thoughts on “Facing your fears… and doing it anyway”

  1. well done!!People often think it is uncool to like Shakespeare just like it seems to be inbred for kids not to like cabbage or infact any kind of vegetable. The majority of what shakespeare talks about in his plays , such as jealosy rage love , can infact be found in any soap opera .If “Billy ” was alive today was alive today he would probably be a script writer on a soap. MY 7year old neice had a children’s version of 12th night in her school bag which i offered to read to her (big mistake) the questions were unbelievable but she was very interested , if you can grab them in primary school before peer pressure takes over who knows were it may lead. I was one of thosewho under no circumstances would touch shakespere and if it wasn’t for the reader probably never would have tasted it , one taste of BROCCOLI is all it takes “YUM quite nice this ENOUGH RAMBLING THE SOAPS ARE ON BYE

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