We’re hiring enthusiastic individuals to help us with our workshops including: x2 for our Craft and Textile Workshopx1 for our Drama Workshopx1 for our Newsletter and IT Workshop If you have passion and experience in a range of handcraft, pottery, art and textile making activities; or teaching drama, IT and literacy skills and want to help adults with learning disabilities, get in touch! Full details can be found here!
Our Winter Artisan Food & Craft Fair will be hosted inside our brilliant The Chrysalis Theatre MK on Saturday 10th November! In support of a vibrant community providing a meaningful working life for adults with learning disabilities, we will be joined by 30+ local crafters, makers & artisans. Alongside our very own artisan baked goods, preserves, honey, cordials and vinegars, traditional textiles, ceramics & unique one-off art & craft items, expect original photography, soaps, craft gin, upcycled wood, jewellery, curry pastes, chutneys, plus local art demos by MKSA, Christmas gifts and home and fashion accessories. Please join us at this truly local (and free) indoor event! Find our more about the stallholders on our Event Page on Facebook.
[masterslider id=”12″] Last month we were involved in the brilliant IF:Milton Keynes International Festival! We collaborated with people of various abilities on an improvisation around the theme of ‘Home’ entitled Back-to-Back. Our performers were given ‘stage’ directions and a camera ran across a track to record the various movements. It was great to be a part of a festival that celebrates Milton Keynes’ creativity.
Last month we took part in a wonderful partnership with the GIV project joining our theatre groups with local schools. GIV help local young people to build confidence, self-esteem and skills through supported volunteering so we got together to put on a show called ‘A Balloon For Granddad’ which was held in our Chrysalis Theatre. Everyone enjoyed our collaboration with inspiring young people and overall it was a great success! Thanks to Julia and everyone involved in the planning and preparation of the activity.
This week, it was the turn of The Drama Workshop & Thorny Croft to host this month’s Community Assembly. A fun yet classical version of Midsummer’s Night Dream with a twist exploring Shakespearean language. The piece was written in verse to help with learning lines, improving memory, using gestures to represent words, exploring accents, movement and body memory which allowed speaking whole sentences in gestures.