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Past Projects

Chronological list of projects

2009
Bill in Somalia to set up Geediga Nabada, the Somali Peace Caravane, with Kow Media Group.

Hosted the Summer Residency at Nanpantan Hall, by kind invitation of the School of Economic Science. Activities included a talk and discussion on war; a discussion about community safety in Somalia; arts activities including ceramics, circle dance, and music; and a talk on homoeopathy.

Public talk by Bill about his work in Uganda and Nepal for the ILO with ex child soldiers, with performances by 101 Performing Arts Group.  Donations were collected and shared between the Foundation and the parish church where the event was held.

Bill in Nepal to field test his new module of SCREAM on worst forms of child labour and children affected by armed conflict.

2008
Katherine Darton gave a presentation at the Child Slavery Now conference in Hull, on Bill's work for the ILO and his experiences in Uganda.

Bill in Uganda to field test his new module of SCREAM on worst forms of child labour and children affected by armed conflict.

Wizzy visited London from Sierra Leone to set up a new UK-registered charity in support of the Single Leg Amputee Sports Club, gaining a visa with the invaluable assistance of Sue Macmillan who was one of the Foundation's Sierra Leone group.

Bill spoke as part of a panel at a World Peace Day film event in Stroud, Gloucestershire.

Hosted the Summer Residency at Nanpantan Hall, by kind invitation of the School of Economic Science. Activities included somatic dance, circle dance, music, meditation, and a talk on reflexology, as well as a public performance with Bill Brookman Productions.

Public talk by Bill about his work in Haiti with Caravane de la Paix, with performances by 101 Performing Arts Group.  Donations were collected and shared between the Foundation and the parish church where the event was held.

Hosted the Bill Brookman Foundation Symposium which included presentations and discussion of projects by local arts students, and by a psychodrama specialist about his work in prisons.

2007
Public talk by Bill about his work in Sierra Leone and Haïti, with performances by Charnwood Juggling Club. Donations were collected for Foundation funds.

Hosted the Bill Brookman Foundation Symposium and AGM, which included a discussion of possible future projects in Haiti.

Bill Brookman in Haïti January to July as Director of Caravane de la Paix, and then until October, seeking support for further projects.

2006
Donated money to Wizzy (Albert Mustafa), our friend and the co-ordinator of the Single Leg Amputee Sports Club in Sierra Leone, for the purchase of a new bike.

Bill Brookman in Haïti for the year as Director of Caravane de la Paix.

Mounted De War Don Don festival in Rokel, Sierra Leone, involving local people including amputees and local dance groups in a spectacular African version of United!

Hosted the Bill Brookman Foundation Symposium and AGM, which included an outline of plans for Haiti.

2005
Visit to Haïti by Bill Brookman to plan Caravane de la Paix, a five year long theatre project initiated by the United Nations to promote the surrender of illegal arms

Visit to Sierra Leone by Bill Brookman to finalise arrangements for the 2006 Foundation trip to mount festivals in Rokel and Bombali District

Hosted the 5th International Summer Residency where participants rehearsed for the 2006 Sierra Leone festival

Bill Brookman worked for one month as a public awareness consultant for the United Nations Development Programme in Sierra Leone

Research visit to Sierra Leone by Bill Brookman to plan for festival in 2006

Hosted the Bill Brookman Foundation Symposium which included an outline of plans for Sierra Leone.

2004
Hosted the 4th International Summer Residency. Activities included a workshop on fire spinners by Israeli street artist Dror Tamir

Hosted the Bill Brookman Foundation Symposium which included the screening of Kosovo United! film of the festival in Skenderaj, Kosovo.

2003
Hosted the 3rd Bill Brookman Foundation International Summer Residency where participants included members of the Kusun Ensemble from Ghana

Mounted the United! festival in Kosovo with the United Nations and the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe.

  Hosted the Bill Brookman Foundation Symposium.

Attended screening of "Dharatikump" on 2nd anniversary of the earthquake, Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff.

Research visits to Skenderaj, Kosovo to plan for festival.

2002
Hosted the 2nd Bill Brookman Foundation International Summer Residency.

Participants took part in the Charnwood Arts Youth Arts Network activities

Hosted Gala Screening of "Dharatikump", the film documentary of the 2001/2002

Gujarat Earthquake Rehabilitation Expedition to Gujarat, India.

Hosted the Bill Brookman Foundation Symposium, including visitors from Japan.

2001
Mounted rehabilitation expedition to Gujarat, involving street festivals in two villages and house building in one, one year after the earthquake.

Research visit to Gujarat, India to set up rehabilitation expedition.

Hosted the 1st Bill Brookman Foundation International Summer Residency, where participants put on performances for the elderly in hospitals and old peoples' homes.

Hosted the Bill Brookman Foundation Symposium with visitors from Italy, Germany and the USA.

2000
Hosted the Patch Adams Art, Health and Healing Symposium, UK.

Donation of £1,000 to Clown One UK.

Dance equipment donated to local dancers.

1999
Dance equipment donated to local dancers.

Provided entertainment at Gala Screening of "Patch Adams" to raise money for the Gesundheit! Institute run by Patch Adams in Arlington, Virginia, USA.

1998
Donation of £1,500 to The International Football World Cup.

1997
Arts workshops with railway and slum children Ahmedabad, India.

Extensive research for proposed land-mine project, Cambodia.

The intent of the Foundation since 1997 has been to continue to mount humanitarian projects in the same style as those listed below already mounted by Bill Brookman in a private capacity prior to September 1996.

1995
Initiated artwork projects in India and Cambodia.

Circus project with children from Chinatown, New York City.

1994 
Collection of 24 boxes of children's clothes donated to Salvation Army.

Donation of $3,000 to Centre for Curative Pedagogics, Moscow.

1993
Six-week residency with the National Circus Project, touring schools in New York State.

One week residency with "Medecins du Rire", clowning in hospitals in Paris.

1992
Staged an impromptu theatrical event outside Kazanski Cathedral, Nevsky Prospect, St Petersburg.

Worked at Pushkin English Speaking School, Russia, Boarding School No 7, Orphanage No 2 and the Juvenile Reform Centre St Petersburg.

Worked with the National Circus Project at the Bi-Cultural Day School, Stamford, Connecticut, USA.

1991
Took music and dance workshops at the Ecole Public, Najac, SW France.

1990
Took music workshops at the Satang Saebang Foundation for Handicapped Children, Bangkok, Thailand.

1989
Took music workshops at the Delhi School for the Blind, India.

1986
Managed "Youth Crime" workshops at particular identified special needs youth clubs in Leicestershire, funded by the Adult Education Movement.

1984
Workshops in the Polanen area of high urban deprivation, Amsterdam.