Thursday, 30. January 2020, Merseyside Play Action Council, Participatory Theatre with Looked After Children and Young people

from 30. January 2020 - 10:30 till 16:30

Merseyside Play Action Council

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Event description
This full day workshop combines presentations from tutors, peer-action-learning and practical exercises, which will introduce participants to:

a broad range of practice illustrated through national and international case studies
the policy/strategic context to the work and the social impact and benefits
aspects of good practice in working with Looked After Children and Young People
practical approaches and creative ideas for the work.

The workshop will explore:

practical and ethical challenges of working in this context
the creative potential of the work.

Who is it aimed at?
This workshop is particularly aimed at artists working in community contexts who are interested to work with looked after young people; artists with some experience of working in these settings looking to hone and extend their practice, people currently working with looked after young people who are interested in introducing the arts into their practice.

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10:30 – 4:30pm
Course Leader
Ben Mellor is Collective Encounters’ Youth Theatre and has been delivering the company’s work with Looked After Children and Young People for the last three years. Prior to joining Collective Encounters Ben worked for over ten years as a freelance writer, performer and educator. As a facilitator and director he has worked with a wide range of young people and adults from a variety of backgrounds in schools, colleges, universities, theatres, youth centres and prisons. He has delivered workshops and projects for venues and organisations such as Apples & Snakes, Contact, The Lowry, The Royal Exchange, Manchester Literature Festival and Shakespeare Schools Festival.
Previous participants on this training course have said:
“Really enjoyed it! Feel very inspired and motivated.” Workshop Participant
“Really beneficial, informative day.” Workshop Participant

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