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

Reimagining Goldfinger Ambassadors

My name is Moniqué Louise Morgan and I was chosen to be a project ambassador. I was extremely shocked but honoured to be chosen because I sometimes get quite nervous in some situations and I am hoping upon taking my new role, I gain confidence. I would like to make it big one day as an actress and during this project ... More

Workshop 15/11

At Tuesday night’s session at Spid Theatre the workshop was led by Jack, assisted by Andrea and Ben. The budding actors were divided into two groups. One group were the actors and the other group was  foley team (sound effects to you and me). With Jack leading the foley group, an array of brilliant sound effects ... More

Workshop 8/11

On Tuesday afternoon, Max got the Far Far Away workshop off to a fun start with the ball and name game :  you throw a ball to someone in the group, but you have to say their name first - it's a good way for people to get to know each other.  Then Max explained to us all how, when we make a radio play, we create the sound ... More

Workshop 2/11

The young actors this Tuesday were introduced to how to record a radio play. The start of the session involved a couple of ice -breakers and warm ups that involved “The sun shines on me”. Which gave our young actors inspiration and energy for the rest of the workshop. Beforehand, Max, our facilitator who led the ... More