In addition to our performance work in Manchester, London, the company is always attempting to fulfil our original brief, to present work to rural areas and communities, which are disenfranchised from theatre either by isolation or deprivation, or sometimes both
As a result we were delighted to be presenting a range of workshops on epic poetry for schools, colleges and centres in Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Leicestershire
funded by the excellent Ernest Cook Trust
who have supported the company since its inception
These workshops will both prepare the children for a theatre visit, and/or act as a complete programme in themselves
Watch here for further details!
NEW 2014 PROJECTS !
Esmee Fairbairn Workshops 2012
Alongside developing Tangere’s new production of
A THOUSAND SLIMY THINGS -the Rime of the Ancient Mariner,
we created new workshops for schools , youth groups , and students
the company worked with the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation to develop a series of participatory workshops, working with children in schools, Youth groups , and students in colleges of Further and Higher Education, to explore the value and potential of epic poetry, current and ancient, an area in which we specialise, and which we feel has much to contribute to the literary and literacy education of both young people and adults
In July ( 6th-13th) 2012
Masterclass with Gary Lagden
we worked to develop workshops with young people across the East Midlands, using epic and performance poetry as a starting point to develop the young people’s own writing and performing, presented by our own Gary Lagden.
Gary used text,humour and a range of techniques, both performance and participation-based,to demonstrate the potential of the work, to inspire young people, and especially to research their own ideas and suggestions.
This project will inform our performance and our susequent touring.
and will then feed further workshops in our East Midlands communities
As a result we aim for our performance work to stimulate workshop activities, and our workshop activities to stimulate further performances.This “virtuous circle” can only lead to quality development, both in our performance and workshop activity, and added value for the communities we serve.