Guildhall presents free online workshops for creative practitioners

Harriet Clifford
Thursday, October 15, 2020

Starting tonight, Guildhall School of Music & Drama is hosting 'Change Makers', a twelve-week series of free online participatory workshops for creative practitioners. Led by artists and leaders and hosted on Zoom, the series aims to respond to the live challenges and changes facing everyone working in the creative sector today.

Guildhall is hosting 12 free online workshops for creative practitioners
Guildhall is hosting 12 free online workshops for creative practitioners


Each hosted by a different facilitator, all of whom were recruited via an open call within the sector, the first five are available to book now for free, with the remaining 2021 workshops to be announced at a later date. 

Adaptability and creativity with Emma Baim
15 Oct, 6-8pm
Participants will look at the skills they have and will be supported to realise the potential adaptability of those skills. Through hands-on and practical interactive exercises, participants will explore the present and the future reality of the creative industry.
Book a free place here

Devising and democracy with Julia Locascio 
29 Oct, 6-8pm
Drawing on the artistic tools of Brecht, Pina Bausch, Kneehigh, Anne Bogart, and others, this workshop will explore and excavate assumptions around the creation of new work, the creation of rehearsal room cultures, and how we communicate with an audience.
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Using digital technology to make new performance platforms with Marcus Romer
12 Nov, 6-8pm
This workshop will help participants to create and learn new skills ranging from working with cameras, Zoom and other conferencing platforms for live-streaming, as well as explore new techniques for developing performances in new spaces, including mixed reality platforms and purpose-built online theatre and performance spaces in game environments. 
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Decolonising the canon with Global Origins
25 Nov, 6-8pm
The workshop will introduce and define key terminology: canon, imperialism, cultural hegemony and orientalism, and create a basic framework to understand how some stories and writers become canonical and what that means. Participants will read ‘canonical’ texts in conversation with adaptations and reclamations of the text by Black, Indigenous and People of Colour, queer, and immigrant writers to discuss how a single authorship can be diversified. For this session, participants will use a monologue from Shakespeare’s King Lear in conversation with monologues from Wole Soyinka’s Death and the King’s Horseman, Young Jean Lee’s Lear and Sarah Kane’s Blasted
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Digital socially engaged practice - facilitation and collaboration at a distance with Varjack-Lowry 
10 Dec, 6-8pm 
This workshop will explore shifting and adapting collaborative and social practice in the wake of social distancing. Varjack-Lowry have adapted their collaborative practice since Covid-19 and have successfully completed two projects during the last six months, combining different methodologies to engage with participants, organisations and each other from afar. This session will offer ideas, activities and tools to develop participants’ own creative practice to enable them to collaborate effectively, remotely. 
Book a free place here