New for IYAF this year – a whole week of workshops and participatory projects to launch the festival. Workshops are taking place in schools and venues around the town.
To request a booking form or for more information on workshops:
or call 0208 547 54
Workshops that require booking
INTRODUCTION TO TOTAL THEATRE byMoonlight Theatre Company, Rose
Theatre, Studio. Sunday 1st July, 10.00am – 4.00pm. £5 – booking required. For Ages 14+
byMoonlight’s aim is to create exciting, innovative and fearless theatre to encourage audiences to re-visit classic texts with them in fresh settings. Their engaging and open ensemble style is full of energy and movement which is quickly becoming its trademark. Presenting a workshop in Total theatre, which includes mime, movement, experimenting with language, improvisation, writing and composing music. It will be a fun day and the workshop will be based on themes from The Taming of the Shrew which byMoonlight will be performing at the Rose Theatre during IYAF. There will be the opportunity for friends and family to come at 3.30pm for little show of the work produ
ced during the day.
DANCE CONSEQUENCES by Creative Youth, ACT, Main House Friday 29th June – Tuesday 3rd July, 10.00am – 5.00pm £60 for all 5 days – booking required. For Ages 16+
A fantastic op
portunity for keen dancers to work with choreographers from some of the best dance companies in the UK. Five different choreographers work with the same group of people for five days, each creating two minutes of choreography in their own distinct style. Each day will begin with the new choreographer being allowed to see the last 15 seconds of the previous day’s work and having to take over the piece from there(think a dance version of the writing game, Consequences!) The final 10 minute piece will be performed as the finale of Kinetic Visions, our major dance night at the Rose Theatre on the 14th July. Choreographers are from Rambert Dance Company, Sakoba Dance, Motionhouse and BalletBoyz.
All participants must attend every session. To book onto this project you will need to send a covering letter detailing your experience, as places are limited and anticipated to be in high demand. The workshop is suitable for competent and keen dancers only. Full details available when requesting booking form.
CREATE AN ALBUM IN A WEEK Creative Youth, Glitch Music and Our Friends Records, Hook Studio. Saturday 30th June, 6.00pm – 9.00pm then 2nd, 3rd ,4th & 5th July, 12.00 noon – 6.00pm £35 – Booki
ng required. Spaces very limited, early booking recommended. For ages 12+
An opportunity for young people to come together over a week and learn all the components involved in creating an album. Learn the skills behind progra
mming, sound engineering, artist liaison, designing album covers and marketing. The album will feature our favourite bands from IYAF from the last three years, and once the recording is complete the young people from this project will work on a launch event for the album to take place during IYAF!
David has been an actor for over 25 years and has appeared in Film, Theatre and Television, Voiceovers and Presenting. He is best known for his role as Keith Miller in EastEnders.
A two-hour acting masterclass in two parts for those serious about making this their profession. What is the next step? How to move forward? Participants will also explore the endless possibilities of “How to deliver that line.”
DEAR DIARY, Devising Theatre with Jennifer Monk, Rose Theatre, Studio. Friday 29th June, 4.30pm – 7.00pm, Saturday 30th June, 1.00pm – 5.00pm, Sunday 1st July, 4.30pm – 8.00pm, Monday 2nd July, 4.30pm – 7.00pm, Tuesday 3rd July, 4.30pm – 7.00pm, Wednesday 4th July, 4.30pm – 6.30pm. Performance on Wednesday 4th July @ 7.00pm. £95 per participant – booking required. For Ages 11-16.
Jennifer Monk trained at the London School of Dramatic Arts and has credits in London and Australia. Jennifer runs successful workshops for youth at the Australian Theatre for Young People (Sydney), Stage Left, Kids Up Front, Dramawerkz (Melbourne), and Acting Workshops with Jennifer Monk (Victoria), Australia. Learn the secrets of devised theatre in this one-week intensive workshop series with Jennifer Monk finishing with a professional performance. Jennifer will facilitate the workshop and encourage performers to push their boundaries and support their acting craft in a fun and safe environment producing an entertaining, exciting and enlightening piece of theatre called “Dear Diary”. The young actors will learn acting techniques in script writing, improvisation, characterisation, stagecraft, scene work, monologue work, voice and movement.
All participants must attend every session
COMMEDIA DELL’ARTE FOR BEGINNERS, General Silliness Productions, Studio 101 Wednesday 4th July, 5.00pm – 8.00pm. Free – booking required. For Ages 11-16
General Silliness Productions is an independent youth theatre company with a passion for entertaining. They specialise in physical theatre comedy and are trained in the traditional Commedia Dell’Arte style. They have had two successful years at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Transport yourselves back to the olde streets of Venice where you’ll find scheming old men, opportune servants and rich young lovers with more vanity than sense. This workshop will guide you through the basics of Commedia Dell’Arte using physical theatre exercises, fun games and improvisation. Learn to lazzi with the innamorati and the zanni, creating your own short Commedia Dell’Arte performance at the end of the session. Please bring your own bad Italian accent! Some drama experience required- and a good sense of humour.
NEW STORIES: DEVISING TECHNIQUES Isoproductions / Wimbledon Civic Theatre Trust, Studio 101, Sunday 1st July, 2.00pm – 5.00pm Free – booking required. For Ages 12+
WCTT, a London based charity, runs a range of theatre projects for young people, including those who otherwise would struggle to take part. Our Youth Theatre, run by IsoProductions, develop inclusive and exciting new productions with professional production values. Senior students from IsoYouth Company draw on the techniques used in creating their new piece, Absolute Power, to present this workshop, centred on devising techniques. Discover how to bring stories to life and create theatre from a variety of stimuli, including pictures, music and your own experiences. The workshop will end with the participants presenting for each other a brief, informal sharing of the new material created.
Participants should be comfortable working in a group and performing in front of their peers.
THE PUPPET ENSEMBLE and THE PUPPET-PERFORMER BALANCE, Smoking Apples Rose Theatre, Studio Saturday 30th June, 5.30pm – 7.30pm & Thursday 5th July, 5.30pm – 7.30pm
£5 per workshop – Booking required. For Ages 12+
Through the use of puppetry, physical theatre and live music, Smoking Apples aim to ignite an adult imagination, confronting the most human situations and allowing the minds of their audiences to run free.
Workshop 1 – The Puppet Ensemble Smoking Apples Theatre Company present a dynamic workshop which will share our approach to working with puppets and allow participants to try it for themselves. This will include an introduction to working as an ensemble in the theatre and how to use this complicité in order to create a basis for using puppetry.
Workshop 2 – The Puppet/Performer Balance Smoking Apples’ work focuses on having performers and puppeteers sharing the stage equally. The second of our workshops will therefore draw on a variety of theatre disciplines and will look specifically at the above technique in terms of performance practice. Miscommunication is one of the central themes in The Wordcatcher (performed at the Rose Studio during IYAF) and Smoking Apples will work towards creating short scenes surrounding this idea.
STORY TELLING WORKSHOPS FOR PRE-SCHOOL CHILDREN Story Storks Workshop Tent. All Saints’ Church Gardens: Wednesday 3rd July, 11.00am – 11.30am Thursday 4th July, 2.30pm – 3.10pm
Rose Theatre Culture Cafe: Tuesday 10th July, 10.30am – 11.10am Wednesday 18th July, 2.30pm – 3.10pm £5 (siblings come for half price!) – Booking required. For Pre-School children
Each week of the festival, a different traditional fairy tale will be told with singing, dancing, acting and music. The story teller helps the children act out parts of the story and become the characters within it. Come fight dragons, rescue princesses, find buried treasure and live happily ever after! During the workshops children will get to dance, sing, use percussion instruments and make believe they are characters in the story.
3rd July – George and the Dragon (crawlers & toddlers approx. 9 – 20 months). 4th July – George and the Dragon (21 months to 5 years – mastered copying and good on their feet!), 10th July – The Sleeping Beauty (crawlers – 5 years), 18th July – Treasure Island (crawlers – 5 years). Parents are required to stay for the entire session with their children. No more than three children per adult.
CARNIVAL CAMP, Creative Youth Market House, Main Hall and Workshop Tent, All Saints’ Church, Monday 2nd July – Friday 6th July, 4.00pm – 8.00pm (Market House) Saturday 7th July 11.00am – 6.00pm (Workshop Tent). Free – No booking required
Inspirational artists from three different leading carnival companies come together to lead workshops to make costumes, headdresses, flags and giant puppets which will all be used for the carnival procession on Sunday 8th July at 3pm. Come along for an hour or for the whole week for a flamboyant, creative and colourful experience!
CIRCUS SKILLS WORKSHOPS Circus Suburbia Workshop Tent, All Saints’ Church Gardens Saturday 30th June, 11.00am – 1.00pm, Sunday 1st July, 2.00pm – 5.00pm, Tuesday 3rd July, 12.30pm – 3.00pm, Thursday 5th July, 5.30pm – 7.30pm. Free – No booking required- For ages 8+
A social enterprise based in Surbiton, Circus Suburbia are freelance performers and teachers who perform internationally and teach locally. We strive to deliver exciting contemporary circus entertainment, whilst sharing our skills and enthusiasm with the next generation of potential circus artists, and to use circus workshops to help young people develop skills they can use in their everyday
lives. Join Circus Suburbia during the workshop week to learn ground based circus skills such as juggling, unicycle, stilt and globe walking, acrobatics and hula hoop. Circus Suburbia will also be running further circus workshops, including aerial work such as rope and trapeze, at the circus and dance stage in Eagle Brewery Wharf on the 14th, 15th and 21st July. No previous experience necessary.
Yoga and Singing Workshops Hannah Rose Tristram, Rose Theatre Culture Cafe and Gallery,
Singing Workshops (Culture Cafe), Wednesday 11th July @ 3.00pm – 4.00pmFriday 13th July @ 4.00pm – 5.00pm, Monday 16th July @ 4.00pm – 5.00pm, Wednesday 18th July @ 3.30pm – 4.30pm, Saturday 21st July @ 4.00pm – 5.00pm
Yoga Workshops (Gallery) Thursday 12th July @ 12.30pm – 1.30pm, Saturday 14th July @ 10.30am – 11.30am, Thursday 19th July @ 1.00pm – 2.00pm, Sunday 22nd July @ 10.30am – 11.30am
Free – no booking required
Hanna is yoga and singing workshop leader who has training in: Natural Voice Leadership, Kripalu Yoga Teaching, Actor-Musicianship, Grade 8 Flute, 15 years touring with ‘Village Harmony’, BA Dance and Music. Come and join in with her beautiful singing and yoga sessions throughout IYAF – apart from listed sessions Hannah will be running guerrilla workshops throughout Kingston!
MUSEUM OF SMALL REMAINS, The Orpheus Centre Workshop Tent, All Saints’ Church Gardens Thursday 5th July, 11.30am – 3.30pm. Free – No booking required. For Ages 11+
Orpheus provides unique opportunities for young disabled adults (18-25) with a passion for the arts. We promote transition and personal development through the arts so students gain the skills to live independently in the community and to make informed choices about their futures. Engage and contribute to the Museum of Small Remains – an interactive workshop, enabling you to explore what stopped them…and what stops.
GRAFFITI WORKSHOP, OnTheLevel Productions, Workshop Tent, All Saints’ Church Gardens, Monday 2nd July, 4.00pm – 8.00pm, Tuesday 3rd July, 4.00 pm – 8.00pm, Wednesday 4th July, 4.00pm – 8.00pm. Free – No booking required. For ages 8+
OnTheLevel Productions provides graffiti and urban fashion workshops for young people, as well as commissioned art work. They will provide a large canvas where young people can join the creation of a graffiti mural live, so people can see the process of creating such an artwork. Different techniques such as fadings, stencils, etc will be used.
MOSAIC WORKSHOPS, Save The World Club, Kingston Environment Centre, Thursday 5th July, 7.30pm – 10.00pm, Friday 6th July, 11.00am – 2.00pm. Free – No booking required. For ages 7+
Save the World Club’s mission is to promote environmental action and self-empowerment through humour, art, education and entertainment. SWC aims to promote the protection and improvement of the natural environment by increasing public knowledge and understanding of human behaviour which is not harmful to the Earth. They will be running two mosaic workshops in central Kingston at the Kingston Environment Centre for Save the World Club on Thursday evening and Friday morning for the first week of the IYAF. All materials will be free, although we will take donations.
NO COMPETITION! PARTICIPATION PROGRAMME Stanley Picker Gallery Various Town Centre Locations Free – No booking required
The Stanley Picker Gallery at Kingston University is a public venue dedicated to interdisciplinary contemporary arts practice. Supported by the Stanley Picker Trust and the Arts Council England, the Gallery presents a challenging programme of research fellowships, contemporary commissions, exhibitions, participatory activities and public events. Throughout IYAF the Stanley Picker Gallery is running a series of participatory activities for children, young people and members of the local community. These will complement No Competition! – the off-site programme of artists’ projects that explore the relationship between art and non-competitive sport. This programme of free events is taking place across Kingston Town Centre, London and online whilst the gallery is closed for
refurbishments. For details and to register for updates visit www.stanleypickergallery.org.
LET ME INTRODUCE MYSELF – MAKE A POSTCARD Zoe Thomas and School Swaps Workshop Tent, All Saints’ Church Gardens, Saturday 30th June, 2.00pm – 4.00pm Sunday 1st July, 11.00am – 1.00pm Free – no booking required
Zoe Thomas is a freelance textile designer who loves to play with colour and creative techniques. She enjoys inspiring and encouraging children and young people to discover and develop their creativity and has led many workshops for schools and groups in batik, printing, mosaics and craft making. Come and create a handmade postcard and be part of the biggest international postcard swap and exhibition of the year! This year’s exhibition theme is “Let me introduce myself…” and we want you to introduce yourself the world on a handmade postcard, which will go on display in Kingston’s Market House Gallery during IYAF. After this, we will take your postcard and send it to someone else who has sent a postcard in. Everyone therefore receives something for taking part. Zoe will also be visiting schools throughout the week to get their postcard contributions! No experience required- just a will to creatively introduce yourself to the world!