Far Far Away


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

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

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

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

Workshop 18/10

Voice actor and radio producer Jack led this week’s workshop. Jack and Abi devised a word game, which involved saying a sentence with various emotions.  The exercise involved every one sitting round the table and being split into two groups.  One group was A and the other group was B. Each person from each group had to ... More