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

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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

Ivy Review

No, not a review of the high end restaurant in the West End, but of a theatre at the low end of 84 Long Lane SE1, near the Southwark Playhouse. I have just been there to see a SPID Theatre production of Helena Thompson’s short but spooky play IVY. It is in the basement of a former warehouse and can be reached by descen... More

Workshop 6/12

Posts from our workshop assistants, Ben & Andrea Andrea: The Far Far Away group were in a state of high energy and excitement on Tuesday, as they began their warm-up before "The Down Below" radio play performance in front of family and friends.   Max and Nnenna set up all of the sound recording and P.A. ... More

Workshop 22/11

The young people at SPID achieved a lot in the workshop last Tuesday. We kicked off with a vocal warm up to prepare for recording the radio script and then split into two groups : the Foley sounds group and the actors group. Max led the Foley sounds group in the kitchen where they created very good quality sound effects ... More