Far Far Away Summer Workshops 2016

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Listen to our Radio Play, The Brocalypse, and read about how we created it below:

The Brocalypse



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Producing a Radio Play: 19th August 2016


After 3 days of really hard work and creativity, we finally had a full scale version of our radio play, Kensal House 2099 – The Brocalypse. We spent these days working with our radio facilitator, Max, on making the sound effects, how to record and use the microphones and equipment. We spent these days developing characters on focusing on how to convey our story through sounds and words, rather than physically and visually, whilst also learning about the world of radio and how it works. On our final day, we had a live recording session for friends and family. Please enjoy our radio play which you can watch here on our Far Far Away blog. We’ll be back with our workshops on the 13th September 2016, and will be continuing in creating another radio play. We’ll be working with a scriptwriter, a voice coach and a radio technician. If you’d like to learn more about radio or just have some fun, get in touch with us!



Brainstorming for Radio  16th August 2016

An exciting day for Far Far Away as we launch our summer series of taster workshops. As part of Summer in the City, a programme organised by boroughs of Kensington & Chelsea, Westminster and Hammersmith & Fulham to promote summer activities for young people across the city, SPID’s Far Far Away programme is offering 4 drama workshops this week. The workshops focus on the creation, recording and performances of a radio play about what we think Kensal House will be like in the year 2099.

Today was our first day and we had a lot of new, as well as some of our regular participants attend. We first took a walk around Kensal House to get a look at the building, landscape and learn a little bit about the surrounding area. Then our writing facilitator Karim, talked us through what goes into writing a play or film script, a bit about the sci-fi genre and some other history and examples to include, as well as some games to get our thinking caps warmed up.

We then broke off into groups to share ideas with each other about what we thought the story should be about. After some time to pull ideas together, we shared them back and meshed them together with others. Karim had also explained how there are three parts to a story and we then broke back into our groups and each took a part to brainstorm ideas for.

After sharing them with the group and Karim, he now has the task of going home, taking all of our ideas, and somehow combining it all into a 3 minute radio play that we will perform at the end of the week.

Tomorrow, we get to read what Karim has created with our ideas and begin to work on the sounds, effects and voices that go along with it with our radio tech facilitator, Max. Stay tuned for exciting updates tomorrow!

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