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Told by an Idiot’s popular Director’s workshop is back



**Special early bird rate of 302.40 inc VAT if you book before 3 January!**

Dates: 20 Feb, 2017 - 24 Feb, 2017

Venue: Graeae, 138 Kingsland Road, London E2 8DY

Told by an Idiots popular intensive Directors workshop is back for the seventh year running!

The role of the Director in the devising process isnt always straightforward but can be the most rewarding experience a Director can have. This fascinating and intensive workshop led by Told by an Idiot co-founder and Artistic Director Paul Hunter will examine in depth the role of the Director during a collaborative writing project.

By exploring some of the crucial aspects of devising, including establishing trust, creating a playful atmosphere, liberating the performer, generating materials (verbal and physical), editing and the relationship with the creative team, the participants will gain a unique insight into Told by an Idiots devising process from a Directors perspective.

This workshop always sells out in advance so be sure to book your place soon. For more information, please contact our Participation Manager Amanda Castro on

We are able to offer a two subsidised places on this workshop for Deaf and/or disabled directors please contact Amanda Castro for more information on this.

To book, please click

Birth Rites Collection Christmas Tour


The Birth Rites Collection is the only collection of contemporary artwork dedicated to the subject of childbirth with. Established by artist and curator Helen Knowles, the collection aims to encourage a wider debate about the politics and practice of childbirth through art, an issue which affects every individual. It currently comprises of 65 subjects of photography, sculpture, painting, wallpaper, drawing, new media, documentary and experimental film, including artworks from Judy Chicago.For this year we are excited to announce that there will be a Christmas tour on 15th December 2016, and Helen Knowleswill be there to take everyone around the works. There will be some artists, curators, and art-lovers, and we welcome everyone who is interested!


School of Nursing Midwifery and Social Care,

2nd Floor,

Mary Seacole Building,

University of Salford


6.00-7.30 pm

15th December 2016

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There will be some wines and snacks!

25% Discount- Child Protection & Safeguarding Training, Norwich



*25% Early Bird Discount - book before 31st December 2016*

Child Protection & Safeguarding: in the arts and cultural sectors

20th April 2017, 10 am- 4.15 pm,The Garage, Norwich

Of benefit to individuals and organisations looking to update their understanding of child protection legislation and best practice, this course provides a full update on current child protection legislation, including the Disclosure and Barring service, the Duty to Refer and Working Together.

The day will provide practical advice to help you develop sensible structures and build confidence around child protection issues, within the context of developing and delivering creative and cultural projects for children and young people. The course also includes a safe touch section, exploring how child protection guidelines can be maintained within more physical art forms.

You will gain:

  • An update on current child protection legislation and best practice
  • Information on the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), and how to handle disclosure
  • Ideas for developing child protection policies
  • Safe Touch information on how child protection guidelines can be maintained within more physical art forms

Course cost:

25% discount off the course fee of 130 if you book before the 31st December 2016. The day includes lunch, refreshments and a certificate of attendance for each delegate.

Book your place online at or contact / 02380 332491

Understanding FE - Subsidised Training in Kent


Understanding FE: A one-day workshop for the arts and cultural sector

22nd February 2017,10am- 4:15pm, East Kent College (Broadstairs Campus)

A practical guide to better connecting your arts and cultural learning programmes with Further Education settings. Explore ways to enable greater access to young people in further education, reach new education partners and open up potential funding opportunities in the process.

Ideal if:

You work for a creative or cultural organisation and want to increase your engagement with Further Education settings.

Course Highlights:

  • Demystifying the world of Further Education: an insight into ways of reaching new education partners and funding opportunities
  • Understanding the National Skills Academy and the role of Creative & Cultural Skills
  • An introduction to available programmes and funding levels
  • Case studies of traineeships, apprenticeships and study programmes
  • Myth and jargon busting: how to talk FE
  • Information about Arts Award and Artsmark in Further Education settings
  • A look at the future: new apprenticeship standards & funding

Special Features:

  • An inside look at East Kent Colleges facilities and the chance for you to talk directly with faculty staff
  • Downloadable support resources exclusive to you as a delegate

The Cost:

Places on this course are charged at the subsidised rate of 70 per person. This subsidy is available to individuals and organisations working in the south east region*, as part of.The usual cost of places on this course is 130 per person.

Book your place via If you work outside of the south east region and wish to attend this course, or would like further advice and information, please contact Rachel Hall via / 02380 332491

Grotowski Short Course



Six week Short Course running on Thursday evenings

12th January-16th February 2017


This intensive and highly physical short course inspired by the teachings of legendary theatre practitioner, Jerzy Grotowski aims to promote the relationship between actor, space and spectator.

Lead by Magda Stawman-Tuka, the 6 week short course will focus on spacial awareness and how the actor and the space work together. Via Negativa will dictate the approaches throughout the course to enable the actor to eradicate obstacles and lead to a state of impulse and essence.

The course aims to help the actor discover a deeper physical understanding of mind, body and space in performance contexts, stripping back to achieve a greater performance experience which they will be able to take directly into any performance setting.

The cost of the course is 84 and booking is through our website at

Suzuki Method Short Course



Six week Short Course running on Wednesday evenings

11th January-15th February 2017


Lead by Lukas Angelini, these training sessions explore Asian performance techniques especially the Suzuki Method. The training sessions seek to explore the participants emotional and physical power and commitment to each moment on stage. Movements are initiated from the centre of the body in which the performers increase their relationship with the ground as well as with the ensemble.

The sessions address and develop a variety of skills that are useful for actors of all performance genres, such as physical strength, control and co-ordination, concentration, energy, breathing, voice and spatial awareness.

The sessions are varied and physically demanding. The training sessions will give you insight into a practice that focuses on the process rather than on a fixed end-product. These sessions are suited for both beginners and experienced performers. It helps to come with a beginners mind as in such a mind are many possibilities.

The course of the course is 60 and booking is through our website at


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