OUR LONDON PROJECT
Our Black Dog Theatre Creation has now teamed up with the West Euston Partnership and the Camden People's Theatre to offer a new project in Camden, London and we couldn't be anymore excited. Our group is open to adults suffering from poor confidence, self-esteem or isolation. We are now also welcoming family, friends or anyone who cares and supports those affected to join us to. We are a very friendly, supportive group who simply use performance skills to have fun and build our confidence.
The London Black Dog Theatre Creation
Where? HPOD, Community Resource Centre, Cumberland Market NW1
When? Every Tuesday
What time? 1.00-2.30pm
Is there parking? Yes
Our current project has now finished, but we are currently putting together a new project for the start of 2021.
In the meantime, watch out for our special workshop on Zoom at the beginning of December
BLACK DOG THEATRE CREATION LONDON NEWS
We did it! Despite Covid:19 and lockdown, we were determined to continue running the project. Not only did we carry on meeting via Zoom, but we recorded our first ever Audio play: “Alice, through the looking glass.” With the support of The Arts Council, we were also able to extend the project another three more months so that we could continue to offer our members support during these unsettling times. The project has been a HUGE success and we’ve had nothing but positive feedback from everyone. We already have several new members wanting to join us in our next project in 2021 where we hope to work with Artist Jacob Anderson and the Puppet Soup Theatre Company before creating a performance of Fantastic Mr Fox by Roald Dahl.
PUPPETRY FOR WELLBEING COURSE
We recently joined forces with The Puppet Soup Theatre Company and Artist Jacob Anderson to deliver a free 3-Week course online via Zoom. The course was designed to use the creative arts to support people stuck at home during the lockdown. Members from both Black Dog groups worked with members of our Story Box and Unscene Women’s group as well as members from The Puppet Soup projects. We even had someone joining us from the US. The project was a wonderful success, and we were taught how to make our own puppets using materials found at home and how to design and make our own pop up theatre model.
ZOOM WORKSHOPS WORKING A TREAT
Ok, so it’s taken a little bit of getting used to, but our workshops are now working a treat on Zoom. Apart from me appearing upside down of course! We’ve been working on creating our very own adaptation of Alice, Through the Looking Glass.
WINTER WORKSHOP ON ITS WAY...
Stay tuned as we are currently putting together a special winter workshop. Details are on there way!
In the meantime, you can listen to our “Alice, Through the Looking Glass” play here:
What do we do?
-Working with puppets
-Working with masks
-Developing a chorus
-Fun with Performance poetry
-Movement and voice activities
-Bringing children's stories to life
-Exploring historical stories and bringing them to life
-Making our own staging & props
-Fun with tongue twisters
-Stories from postcards and pictures
-Music and song workshops
-Trips to the theatre
-Creating our own short films
-Making costumes and sound effects
and lots lots more...
Since we began the Black Dog Theatre Creation we have been incredibly lucky to have been supported by the many organisations including: