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.
After the success of last year’s performance of Kensington’s Game Changer, come and join us for Estate Endz based on Silchester Estate, as we take a look at local housing estates and community spaces, devising an interactive performance asking residents, “How would you change the fate of the borough?”
From now until 20 July 2019 you’ll have the opportunity to work with industry professionals to develop your performance skills, learn about production and sound design and work together to create a professional immersive theatre performance. We are inviting all 13-25 year olds interested in getting their voice heard to come join us. On 20th July, we’ll premiere our participatory performance on Silchester Estate.
The free sessions take place 12-5pm on Saturdays. Budding Actors, Writers, Designers and Performers who wish to sign up should contact email@example.com 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.’
Reece 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
Join S.P.I.D. Theatre for MENTORING
We are now accepting applications for our exciting mentorship programme!
In addition to our Estate Endz workshops, on 15th June, 22nd June and 29th June there is an ADDED opportunity for you to be mentored in:
- Sound Design– creating and editing sounds for the performance using music software.
- Design– dressing space, making props, sketching.
- Producing– organising the performance, WHO is doing WHAT and WHEN.
This means you’ll be given a close insight into the specific workings of what each of these specialisms includes, lead by an industry professional currently working in their field. We will be having an open workshop on 30th May at 3:30 pm, where you can learn more about the programme.
If you are interested in any of these programmes, please click the preferable link below and complete an application form to reserve a place.
For any further information regarding the workshops, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, with the subject title ‘Mentoring for Block Three’.
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…