Young Company Interviews

Month: February 2018

Young Company Interviews

Book your slot for an interview. You will be interviewed on a one-to-one basis but in a shared space with other applicants. The panel will consist of members of Playhouse staff and freelance artists with particular specialisms. No preparation is required as such but you may want to bring examples of your work or be […]

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The Purple List

By Ian Baxter and Libby Pearson This short one-man play, is a touching, poignant, yet often funny, insight into the lives of two gay men as they navigate their way through the dementia care system and the changes in their personal relationship.

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Ideas & Innovations: Theatre & Dementia Symposium

Following on from the performance of Three, this symposium brings together artists and practitioners to reflect on what it means to work in the arts with people living with dementia. How can artists explore creativity with people living with dementia? What are our opportunities and responsibilities? With a broader understanding of the potential of arts […]

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Learn to Create Digital Life Stories

Training session for supporters of people living with dementia Learn to use sound, text, photographs, drawings, music and colour to collate those important poignant moments in life to form a digital book. Artist Claire Ford teaches new digital skills to use to engage with a person living with dementia at home. Please bring along a […]

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Sebastian Crutch Q&A on Different Dementias

Neuropsychologist Sebastian Crutch will talk about different forms of dementia and host a Q&A with people living with or caring for someone with a dementia. Seb will present videos featuring people describing the impact of dementias which primarily affect not just memory, but vision, language, social behaviour and other skills. This event is free but […]

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Music For Life

If I can’t remember who I am, will I still be me? Music and improvisation can help us to experience the present, express ourselves and communicate with others without relying on memory or words. Participatory improvised music sessions. Led by Julian West. This event is free but you will need to book. Tickets can be […]

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Memory Moves – Older Dancers Workshop with Namron

Dance legend Namron leads a dance and movement workshop for older people, followed by a short  performance of his solo dance piece and a discussion about his decades of dance experience. Open to over 55s.

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Our Time Taster Session

Our Time is the Playhouse’s regular programme for people living with dementia and their supporters. Through poetry, song, movement, visual arts, music and plenty of imagination, people with dementia come together to explore their creativity in a supportive, encouraging session. Newcomers are welcome to join this taster session. This event is free but you will […]

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TimeSlips Training & Certification Programme 2-Day Course

TimeSlips (timeslips.org) is a world renowned, evidence-based creative engagement and community-building method that invites older people to imagine and create new stories together. Developed by theatre practitioner and academic, Anne Basting in Milwaukee, USA, TimeSlips brings meaning and joy to older people wherever they live – and whatever their abilities. TimeSlips is particularly enriching for […]

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Every Voice Heard

Have you written about your own or a loved ones experience of dementia? Would you like to share some of those words in a supportive environment? During the session, Susanna Howard will read the words of people living with a dementia in care homes, who are unable to attend the festival but want their voices […]

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Autumn 18 / Spring 19
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Autumn 18 / Spring 19
Major funders
Arts Council England Leeds City Council The Liz and Terry Bramall Foundation
Principal Capital Partners
SOYO Moda
Principal Capital and Access Partner
Irwin Mitchell Solicitors