Workshops

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Regular Workshops

At the moment, we don’t run any regular sessions- but fear not! Plans are afoot to do just this.

We are currently collaborating with The National Deaf Children’s Society in South Wales to start up a youth theatre group for D/deaf and Hard of Hearing young people.

There are also plans in the offing for an inclusive accessible youth theatre which we hope will begin in Spring 2017.

If you would be interested in either of the above- or know someone who would be- it is really important that you get in touch so that we can prove to potential funders that there is need for these groups.  Email beth@takingflighttheatre.co.uk  or  call/ text 07785 947823

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Bespoke Workshops

Over the years, Taking Flight have run a myriad of different workshops in response to a variety of briefs. Examples of this work include:

  • An audition technique residential weekend for adults through Amputees in Action
  • Confidence building residential week long courses with spinally injured adults through The BackUp Trust
  • Creating immersive, site responsive theatre with D/deaf and Hard of Hearing teenagers through The National Deaf Children’s Society
  • A Puppetry day and a Silent Comedy day with deafblind young people through Sense Cymru
  • A series of Commedia Dell’Arte workshops with Mess up the Mess youth theatre

We’ve also provided inclusive teams of characters and entertainers for events such as the NPower halloween funday in West Wales.

We are currently developing practical disability equality training workshops for the corporate environment. We can also  adapt our schools  project tackling Disability Hate Crime for a variety of settings. Please get in touch with your idea or requirements on beth@takingflighttheatre.co.uk  or  02920 230020

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Other Training

At Taking Flight, one of our core aims is to prepare the next generation of theatre makers to think about working in an inclusive way.

To this end, we often run our own training courses and these are publicised through our Facebook and Twitter pages as well as on the website.

We aim to continue to run an inclusive facilitator training week every 2 years. The last one was in January 2015 and was funded by The Arts Council of Wales- so watch this space for news of the next one!

In November 2016, we brought the esteemed teacher of clowning, John Wright (link to john’s website www.thewrightschool.co.uk by clicking on his name in text) to Cardiff to lead a week of fun and frolics with an inclusive group of professionals, interested in the serious business of developing their own Clown.

Taking Flight can provide training, advice or consultation on themes and issues such as

  • Diverse audience development and engagement
  • Accessible marketing materials and foyer activities
  • Deaf Awareness

And can provide Access Consultancy in a wide range of settings from arts venues and organisations to the corporate and public sectors and educational institutions. Contact us to discuss your needs and ideas.