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Drama, Creative Arts & Media - Location, locality, locale

This workshop looks at the ideas and perceptions young people have regarding the area in which they live. This workshop involves several different activities for young people, using performance, visual art and multimedia techniques to create an installation performance reflecting the group's ideas.

This hands-on drama workshop begins with a creative discussion exercise, in a sensory way, thinking about the sights, sounds and smells of their locality.

They will be encouraged to think more about the atmosphere of the place, whether they feel safe and areas that they like and don't like and stories they may have heard about their area. All of this will be both verbally discussed and visually recorded using writing, pictures, scribble, colour etc. on a large piece of paper.

The first performance exercise will involve solo movement work. The group will be spread across the room and put into a relaxed state, before being asked to picture their area in their minds eye and create a vivid picture of it and the routes that they may travel around that area. When they ‘awaken' they will be asked to travel those routes around the room and explore the places and things that they ‘see'.

Maps: On a large piece of paper attached to a wall, the group will be encouraged to draw their routes in a variety of different colours, adding important landmarks to their route, thereby creating a giant shared map of the locality of the whole group.

Performance: The young people will then work in groups to choose important buildings from their locality, in order to represent architecture through physical performance.

VJ-ing: The group will be made aware that elements of the workshop will be filmed and uploaded onto a computer, to be manipulated using software called Arkaos. The participants will be invited to try their hand at using the software for themselves.

All these elements will then be combined, in a way that suits the group and highlights the issues that the group feel are most important, to create a piece of installation performance.

What will young people get from this workshop?

  • The opportunity to think about the area in which they live and be honest about their feelings towards it.
  • Connect young people with their local areas and encourage them to feel ownership and responsibility for where they live.
  • Learn new skills in performance and get the opportunity to experiment and learn about technology in performance.


How many people can attend the workshop, and when?

  • Maximum of 30 people being involved in activities for young people.
  • Half day or full day.
  • Can be run as two separate half day workshops with smaller numbers.
  • Can be run as an after school project.

Like the sound of this workshop?

 Then you might also like to check out our other creative arts workshops:

Designing the things we live with- A Design Workshop

 Or try our other fun and musical workshops:

Lyrically Literature Music Workshop- Fun Workshops

Contact us about the workshop

 Our workshops can vary in cost, so please provide us with some more information eg, numbers, location and the workshop you are interested in and we will provide you with a personal quote.



We are very proud to say that we always aim to beat our competitor's costs whilst providing first class practitioners who will inspire and engage the young people they are delivering too! (Just take a look at our testimonials

Workshops & activities suitable for:
Young People , Brownies & Girl Guides, Community Groups, Curriculum Enrichment workshop, Further Education, Housing Associations, Key Stage 2 - Workshops for Primary Schools, Key Stage 3 - Workshops for Secondary Schools, Key Stage 4 - Workshops for Secondary Schools, Libraries & Museums, NEETS, PRUs, SEN, Teacher Training, YOTS, Youth Organisations

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Contact us about this workshop

This workshop is available across the north of England and much of the rest of the country. We can also create a workshop especially for you – taking your budget, timeframes and location into consideration.

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