OLC Productions secures Elevate Funding from Arts Council England

OLC Productions are happy to announce that we have successfully secured Arts Council England ‘Elevate’ Funding for the next 3 years.

Arts Council England are investing £5.3 million in 40 organisations who are making a significant contribution to the Creative Case for Diversity, but who are not currently receiving National Portfolio funding.

The Elevate grant will enable us to build the capacity of the organisation strengthen our governance, secure two part-time posts, develop the company’s resilience, consolidate existing partnerships and help us to develop new ones. This funding will allow OLC to develop a company that has the ability and resources to help support the Latin American and diversity, arts & culture offer in the North, and throughout England.

OLC would like to take this opportunity to give a big thanks to all those who have supported us in both good and challenging times, including the Latin American and local communities, partners, artists, volunteers, participants and friends. We will be updating everyone in the coming months about the organisation’s plans.

World Café Open Day

Footprints 2 Open Day SmallAs part of our Liverpool CCG project, FOOTPRINTS 2 we are delivering the World Café Open Day on Sunday 10th July at John Archer Hall, L8 1YR in association with Festival 31 and Toxteth TV.
There will be some workshops, sharing, conversation and lots of wonderful home made food from across the world. Entrance is Free and everyone is welcome.

OLC Productions as LUMA Creations

OLC Productions will soon be known as LUMA Creations – We have decided to change the name as LUMA has a special meaning for the organisation and represents ur vision and aims. LUMA is a special tree i South America and one of the things it’s been known to represent is the Tree of Life and the LUMA tree in the land of the Mapuche (South of South America) bears a special fruit all year round and we believe in creating new ideas and work and collaborations throughout the year.


Recycling Workshops

Recycling work at St Matthews Primary School, Clubmoor

Recycling work at St Matthews Primary School, Clubmoor

We have been delivering as series of recycling workshops in Clubmoor schools in partnership with the Localities team and the ward councillors delivering workshops to five primary schools. Looking at innovative ways of using recycled materials and creativity. Te children have been amazing.

The sessions include a school assembly about waste and workshops with a number of classes in each school.

“The children really enjoyed their activities with the artists. They found them, entertaining and really thought provoking in how everyday objects can become ‘something else’.” Mr K Baillie Year 4 Teacher Florence Melly

Footprints 2

OLC Productions has been developing the Footprints 2 project (Funded by Liverpool CCG through NHS Liverpool) and is delivering a series of workshops in Assisted Housing venues in Toxteth, Wavertree, Anfield and Clubmoor and open days in John Archer Hall, Anfield and Steve Biko.

Thursday 19th OLC is delivering a presentation for Biko House residents.

The Final event in Central Library to celebrate the work done by participants is in July – Check here for updates.

Mental Health Awareness Week Launch Halton

RuncornMentalHealthLaunch 16May16 04OLC Productions were invited to take part at the Halton Mental Health Awareness Week Launch in Runcorn Shopping Centre on Monday 16th May 10am – 12 noon with a drum performance followed by a drum circle. We had a wonderful time.


Runcorn MentalHealthLaunch 16May16 03Met some really interesting people and opened the event with the Madam Mayor of Halton, did a procession through Runcorn Shopping Centre and delivered drum workshops to participants and attendees.

OLC Performs


LIGHT NIGHT 2016 – 8.00pm, Friday 13th May outside the Open Eye Gallery – In collaboration with Up For Arts Choir.

PENTECOST PAGEANT – Sunday 15th May – 11.30am outside Anglican cathedral and 1.45pm Costa Stage, Hope Street.


Matria Motherland

Matria Motherland

PENTECOST PAGEANT – 12.45pm, Sunday 15th May on Main stage, corner of Hope St and Falkner St.

Lots of other activities and performances throughout the day.