A Festival Workshops

workshops

 

 TUESDAY 20 MARCH

balletLORENT Dance Workshop

Syngenta Cellar, 2.00pm - 4.30pm

Join balletLORENT dancers for a workshop aimed at anyone over the age of 65. Explore movement and performance as a way of leading a healthier and happier life! There’s also a chance to be part of balletLORENT’s Rumpelstiltskin performances at the LBT in April. Please see the website for information, rehearsal and performance dates.

Tickets Free - booking required

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 WEDNESDAY 21 MARCH

Playwrights: Before You Click Send

Attic Theatre, 6.30pm - 8.30pm

This workshop is designed for playwrights who are ready to start sending their work out to theatres or submitting their scripts to competitions. Naomi Sumner, playwright, dramaturg and Reader’s Panel member for the National Theatre, will offer writers an insight into selection processes and what happens once their script arrives on a reader’s desk.

Tickets £3

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Sound Events

Syngenta Cellar, 8.00pm - 9.30pm

A co-operatively run free improvisation and jam session for musicians experimenting with acoustic and digital sounds. Bring your instrument and collaborate with other musicians. All abilities welcome or just sit and listen.

Tickets Free - drop in

 

 THURSDAY 22 MARCH  

An Introduction to Biomechanics

Syngenta Cellar, 6.00pm - 9.00pm

An introduction to some of the fundamental principles of the actor training technique Biomechanics. The workshop is led by Chloe Whitehead, director of Proper Job Theatre Company, the only theatre company in the UK dedicated to using this approach in theatre making. Please come in clothes appropriate for physical work and suitable training shoes.

Tickets £3

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Artist Toolkit

Queenie's Coffee Shop, 6.30pm - 8.00pm

Start-up skills for artists including an introduction to budgeting, accounts and cashflow with Lynda Hornsby of Dark Horse Theatre; how to create a technical rider and other common queries with producer Porl Cooper and creating a marketing pack with Laura Rodwell, Communications and Marketing Manager at The Piece Hall.

Tickets Free – booking required

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IMONDAY 26 MARCH  

Performance Skills for Poets

Syngenta Cellar, 7.00pm - 9.00pm

Poet, writer and performer Rose Condo has won spoken word slams including Manchester’s Word War One, Newcastle’s SLAMalgamate, and the Axis Slam in Crewe. Here she shares skills for reading your work aloud and confidently delivering poetry on stage. Bring your own work or that of others to try out in this friendly workshop suitable for all abilities.

Tickets £3

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TUESDAY 27 MARCH

Voice for Stage

Attic Theatre, 6.30pm - 8.30pm

Learn warm up exercises, how to use your voice freely and vocal care and projection skills with coach Jenny Goodman. This workshop is ideal for performers and those taking to the stage professionally or for fun. Jenny has used voice work to build individual confidence and selfesteem and has been running voice and singing workshops for over 20 years.

Tickets £3

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IWEDNESDAY 28 MARCH 

Devising for Comedy

Attic Theatre, 6.00pm - 9.00pm

Join Natalie Bellingham from Uncanny Theatre for a playful workshop that will explore a variety of devising techniques and starting points for creating visual and comedic work. This practical session will combine elements of improvisation, storytelling and clowning exercises.

Tickets £3

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ITHURSDAY 29 MARCH

Practitioner Training Session

Attic Theatre, 4.00pm - 6.00pm

Join Chol Theatre for this practical session inspired by their flagship immersive theatre experience Imaginary Communities. The workshop will be run by Vicky Storey, one the UK’s leading practitioners in theatre education and is suitable for artists, educators and teachers interested in developing new models of drama education.

Tickets £3

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