Get Happy – Workshops


Get Happy workshops for young people with SEND

A series of free workshops for young people with SEND and their families to explore the themes and performance skills used in Told By An Idiot’s new, free outdoor show Get Happy.

From arts and crafts, to song writing, hip hop dance and slapstick comedy – there’s something for everyone to get stuck into.

  • All workshops will be delivered with covid-safe practice in mind and we will keep some covid safety measures in place after the restrictions have lifted, such as hand sanitisation, ventilated spaces, ability to socially distance from others if you choose, and use of face coverings being encouraged, at certain moments for those without an exemption. Staff will also be taking lateral flow tests.
  • Workshops will be run by arts professionals with experience of working with young people with SEND.
  • These workshops are for young people with SEND and their family members can come along and join in too. Young people who require one-to-one support must attend with a carer or family member.
  • Please note that our staff are not trained to deliver medication or assist with toileting (venue has an accessible toilet, our next door venue NW2 (2 min walk) has a changing places facility).
  • We aim to be as inclusive as possible, so if you think your young person would like to attend one of these workshops but you want to check it’s the right fit for them please contact us for a chat.
  • No previous experience necessary.
  • Young people should bring a packed lunch for the day.
  • All workshops will be delivered at the New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

Book online here.

Want to contact us? You can get in touch or request a phone call by emailing Andra & Rachel at: creativecommunities@wolseytheatre.co.uk

 

 

Wish You Were Here – SEND Art Workshop
Monday 26th July, 10am – 3pm
Suitable for ages 8-13yrs with mild- severe level of need and their family.
Join us for this free fun, creative and inclusive workshop to explore and share the things that make you happy. You’ll work with a professional visual artist to transform your happy thoughts, stories and ideas into brilliant pieces of art!

 

 

Every Song has a Story – SEND Music Workshop
Tuesday 27th July, 10am – 3pm
Suitable for ages 9 -14 yrs with mild-moderate level of need and their family.
Join us for this free fun, creative and inclusive workshop to explore the art of song writing and storytelling. You’ll work with a professional musician to learn how to turn your thoughts, stories and ideas into brilliant lyrics, music and songs!

 

 

Dancing for Joy – SEND Hip Hop Dance workshop
Wednesday 28th July, 10am – 3pm
Suitable for ages 11 -16 yrs with mild-moderate level of need and their family.
Join us for this FREE fun, creative and inclusive workshop to explore the world of Hip Hop dance. You’ll work with a professional dancer to learn some moves and get creative with Hip Hop beats!

 

 

The Way of the Idiot – SEND Slapstick Comedy workshop
Thursday 29th July, 10am – 2pm
Suitable for ages 13 -25 yrs with mild-moderate level of need and their family.
When they’re making theatre, Told by an Idiot try everyone’s ideas, take creative risks and actually really enjoy getting things wrong. The Way of the Idiot workshop, led by Told by an Idiot performer and director of Get Happy, Stephen Harper, will take you on a whistlestop tour of physical comedy, where there will be a lot of laughter, chaos and fun!

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