Grenfell Tower

A devastating fire at Grenfell Tower estate (one tube stop away from us near Latimer Road) started around midnight Tuesday June 13th. All 23 stories burned far faster than the fire brigade could predict - evacuation was impossible for many and the flames raged for 24 hours. The tragedy underlines the need to maintain ... More

All About Us – Far Far Away

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What’s it like to work for SPID Theatre?

I started working for SPID in January as a part time Arts Administrator for the Reimagining Goldfinger project. I’m passionate about theatre, contributing to the community, and spreadsheets, so I thought SPID would be perfect place to work. I found the vacancy on artsjobs, which is a great site to look for vacancies if ... More

Young People, Creativity, and the Arts

It was the late 90s, and Saturdays were my favourite day. I would wake up, watch Live and Kicking or SM TV Live, and look forward to my music class. It was a free workshop, run by Islington Music Centre, featuring singing in a choir, along with percussion or recorder sessions for those to who wanted to go to those too. ... More

Aged 13-25? Want to perform, design or produce a show? Sign up now!!!

It's been a truly fascinating and exciting journey on the Reimagining Goldfinger project so far and we are now in the middle of our final block of workshops which will see young participants create a tour performance of the Cheltenham estate. In doing so, participants will work alongside industry professionals and learn to ... More

Workshop: 21/02/17

written by workshop assistant: Bella Norman This week at SPID we continued filming properly for our documentary! We started off with a game of Chinese Whispers… Did you know that unicorns are real? Anyway, the children worked with light, sound and the camera while the others were being interviewed. Everyone was part of ... More

Sarah’s Jack Petchey trip: KidZania, 14th February 2017

  Our most recent Jack Petchey winner, Sarah chose to take the group to KidZania for an afternoon. This is the second time we’ve been to KidZania as a group, and the young people always enjoy their time their when we go. KidZania is an adventure park, where the young people can explore what it’s like to be a grown ... More

Workshop: 07/02/17

This week at Spid's Tuesday session, the children continued to develop their confidence in front of the camera. To start with, we played a one word story game! It involved the likes of a crocodile, flamingo and a unicorn, wow...! The children then split into three groups, two were working on developing their confidence in ... More

Ivy Review, Alba Writes

IVY REVIEW December 2016 Spid theatre/Southwark Playhouse Helena Thompson, the Artistic Director of SPID theatre has written a number of highly acclaimed plays, as well as short films. Namely; Sixteen, Childsplay and Arthur’s world. Her pieces consistently transport the audience to new and unexpected ... More

Far Far Away goes to The Little Angel Theatre!

  On 1st December, we had the opportunity to take 8 of our young participants on a theatre trip; something we try to do whenever we have the extra funding to do so. This time we visited The Little Angel Theatre in Islington to see A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings, a puppet show which told the story of an old man that ... More