Gary Oldman and Olivia Colman are set to be part of a virtual gala showcasing young stars of the future from Yorkshire.
The Oscar-winning actors are among a host of stars taking part in Here Not There, a digital showcase of children’s writing that will premiere online at 2pm on Saturday 2 May 2020.
Here Not There has been created by acclaimed children’s literacy charity Grimm & Co to celebrate the incredible work produced by young people who have taken part in the charity’s free writing workshops. Led by one of Grimm & Co’s patrons, actor and writer Paul Clayton, Here Not There will offer an hour-long extravaganza of extraordinary writing brought to life by leading lights from across the arts.
Alongside Academy Award winning actors Gary Oldman and Olivia Colman, the digital gala will feature performances of children’s work by such luminaries as Grimm & Co patrons Mark Gatiss (Sherlock, Dracula) and Joanne Harris (Chocolat), Grimm & Co trustee Jeremy Dyson (The League of Gentleman, Ghost Stories), and household names such as David Mitchell (Peep Show), Ricky Champ (Eastenders), Lucy Benjamin (Eastenders), David Ames (Holby City), Robert Bathurst (Cold Feet), Indira Varma (Game of Thrones), and Connor Calland (Hollyoaks), alongside many others.
As well as showcasing stories, poems and songs created by children and young people from across Yorkshire, Here Not Therewill also give an insight into Grimm & Co’s future plans for their expansion into a magical new centre in the heart of Rotherham.
Here Not There will premiere online at 2pm on Saturday 2 May 2020, and can be viewed by the world on Grimm & Co’s YouTube channel and at www.grimmandco.co.uk/watch.