Free Workshops on Saturdays 12pm – 5pm at Harrow Club, 187 Freston Road, W10 6TH – you can still join!
S.P.I.D. Theatre specialises in high quality community art for council estates and has been making groundbreaking Living Heritage projects for the past seven years, featured by the BBC, ITV, and in National press. We dramatise the history of estates throughout London by creating participatory performances, radio shows, films, oral histories and exhibitions.
For our sixth project (Estate Endz) we are looking at Silchester Estate to explore what makes a home? Participants will be working together to create a Radio Play and Radio Show, delving into the history of the Estate and it’s residents. We are inviting all 13-25 year olds interested in getting their voice heard to come join us.
From 12 January – 6 April 2019 you’ll have the opportunity to work with industry professionals to learn skills in Radio, Sound Design, Scriptwriting, Acting, Oral History & Architecture. Together we’ll explore the meaning of home and why a home is important, as well as raising awareness of Silchester’s community spaces. On 6th April we’ll record our completed Radio Play and Show. Last year, our participants’ show was broadcast live on K2K Radio and Portobello Radio!
The free sessions take place 12-5pm on Saturdays. Budding Actors, Presenters, Writers, Architects, Sound Designers and Performers who wish to sign up should contact firstname.lastname@example.org or sign up here .
And here’s what our participants say:
‘I really like coming to SPID, because it isn’t like some kind of posh thing. It’s like a really basic place. It’s like a community.’
Alabama Nutt, Kensal House
‘I’m Angie, Alabama’s mum. I think she’s got more confident. To be honest I couldn’t afford to put her in anything other than this, I don’t think any of the parents of the kid’s that come here could be paying for them. The work they’ve done has been so adventurous’
Angela Nutt – parent
‘SPID really just bring council estates to life.’
Rece Lewis, Dalgarno estate
“The way SPID works is so original. The company really believes in the imagination of young people.”
Susan Lant, St Charles Estate
“I’m so pleased that SPID has started working on my estate. Young people around here are desperate for something to do.”
Siglinde Buhl, Peabody Estate
During Each block of workshops, our participants nominate two members of their group to act as youth ambassadors. These two young people represent their peers, help promote the project and get involved in some social media takeovers!
Look out for the announcement of their names soon…