Performing Arts Digital Showcase

We are all missing the live arts during this strange time. But we are delighted that local artists have not been put off making it! We can't take you to the theatre, but we can invite you to sit back in front of your device and stream work from a range of local groups and artists directly to your house. We hope you enjoy it, take some comfort and inspiration from it and discover something you didn't know about. We would love to hear your feedback.

#Silver Showbiz

Open Age and Step Change Studios

Silver Sunday is the national day for celebrating older people. While we were not able to have a big get-together in person in 2020, we still celebrated our older generations in fun, creative, personal ways... and we thought what better way to celebrate than through dance!
5-week programme of workshops on Zoom which was delivered by a member of staff of the Bush Theatre. The theme was ‘Creating Solo Performance’. Participants explored what a monologue is by viewing and discussing performances on video. They then wrote and developed an original short monologue.
In the film, Ella is Richard Melanin The Third discovering a clever way to keep 2 metres apart whilst out for a run in the park. The work is a playful response to the situation we find ourselves in, creating a spectacle from a familiar activity that plays with the obstacle. “I wanted to make a piece that didn’t concentrate on the problem and instead looked at new possibilities as the solution." - Ella The Great

White City Theatre Project

February 23, 2021
'Knockdown' was devised over Zoom during the first lockdown with young writer-director Stuart McKenzie and senior members of White City Youth Theatre. It was born out of the boredom and futility that members of the WCYT were feeling after two months of isolation.
Bad Lay-Dee's LGBTQ History Month Workshop

Bad Lay-Dee's Music Workshops

February 23, 2021
Bad Lay-Dee joins forces with Royal Museums Greenwich to deliver an interactive workshop for LGBTQ+ History Month. Make sre you grab a pen and note pad and be ready to get creative!
We Dance (Distanced) into the Forest

Young Amici

February 23, 2021
Young Amici filmed sections of their piece ‘We Dance into the Forest’ to bring together as a celebration of this year's achievements. It was inspired by shapes and landscapes of nature and commissioned to be shown in an art gallery setting.
Key Words Showcase Extract

Turtle Key Arts

February 23, 2021
In Autumn 2020, Turtle Key Arts worked with students from across three schools in West London. The participants worked with a professional playwright and director to expand their imaginations and write their own play.

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