Chickenshed and The Rights Practice, both European alumni of the Stiftung Aisenhaus twinning projects found a way of spreading the networks created through this process. Late in October 2014, Chickenshed were delighted to host a visit of Chinese activists brought to the UK by The Rights Practice.   They came from a number of anti-discrimination and public participation NGOS to look at how NGOs and ordinary citizens in Britain engage with government and participate in policy making, with a particular focus on the interests and rights of persons with disabilities.

At Chickenshed’s purpose built London theatre both the Chinese visitors and member of the Rights Practice staff enjoyed a performance of “Alice on the Underground”.

Chickenshed’s Dave Carey said “It’s really good to create this type of cross fertilisation relationships. In our normal activities there would be no reason for Chickenshed and The Rights Practice to meet but through the twinning process we are able to see how we can support each others activities in ways we wouldn’t have thought of.”