‘What distinguishes one from someone else must be something valuable’ This sense of ‘something valuable’ can be gained through participation in the arts, as can the recognition that enables people to form stronger self-confidence, self-respect and self-esteem.
Our workshops are designed to read the spaces between people, to hear what isn’t said. Their aim is to engage, to work with and ultimately for participants to take control of their own learning. Our inclusive, non-judgemental approach can develop resilience, confidence, respect, empathy and aspiration.
Spectacle Theatre Ltd was instrumental in the development of Forum Theatre practice in Wales, going on to develop its own techniques for working with young people and communities. This work developed in partnership with Leeds TIE Company has become known as ACTIVE THEATRE.
Active theatre is particularly useful when working with vulnerable young people and those seeking employment, education and training (SEET).It gives the participants freedom to express and develop a viewpoint in the knowledge they are protected inside of the drama.
Using Active Theatre we create and deliver bespoke workshops for all ages
We use these techniques to create participatory projects that improve Social cohesion, and carry out Consultation with Communities and Young people.
Workshop structureEach workshop will last for a designated time (from fifty minutes to two hours) and comprise of the following;
The central area we will explore is dependent on the theme (e.g. healthy relationships, bullying, risky behaviour, or substance misuse). The following example is for a healthy relationship active theatre workshop
We expect the participants in the workshop to raise issues regarding ‘sexual relationships’,’ Alcohol and substance misuse’, ‘internet bullying’, dealing with parents, carers and guardians’, ‘Peer pressure’ The specific nature of the workshop will ultimately depend on the group and its interest.
Each workshop will be different in its general content but will cover the above themes.
Staff hold current enhanced CRB certificates and are trained in child protection and working with vulnerable adults.
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