PEACEFUL NOT PASSIVE Reading Meeting House, 5th to 7th July 2013. For 16-25 year olds.
Forum theatre is an entertaining, interactive and challenging form of theatre. By giving an audience the opportunity to alter the course of a play, Forum can act as a powerful non-violent force for social change. Peaceful Not Passive offers the opportunity to develop performance skills and learn about Forum Theatre by putting it into practice. Over a residential weekend of workshops we will develop our own short piece together, exploring the challenge of living peacefully in modern British society. The piece will be performed and Forumed on Sunday afternoon at the Meeting House. No previous experience of Forum, performing or peacework is necessary just energy, enthusiasm and interest! For more information and a booking form go to http://leaveners.org/assets/PeacefulNotPassiveForm.PDF
DRAMAQUEST Airton, Skipton, North Yorkshire 31st July to 3rd August 2013 For 7-11 year olds
Friday 5th - Sunday 7th April 2013.
The Hayes Conference Centre, Derbyshire.
Are you aged 7-11, want to tell stories and make new friends? Then join The Leaveners this summer for an exciting four days full of drama, music, art, history and fun! Discover the history of one of the oldest Meeting Houses still in use and bring it to life by creating a show from scratch in just 4 days! No previous experience of performing, The Leaveners or of Quakers is necessary. Whether you want to act, sing, write, make props and costumes or simply want to make new friends and have fun then all you need is enthusiasm and imagination! For more information and a booking form go to http://leaveners.org/assets/DramaQuest.PDF
The Nayler Passion A residential Quaker Music Making project.
For experienced singers aged 14+ 28th October - 3rd November 2013. Bilberry Hill Centre, Birmingham.
The Nayler Passion explores the spiritual and political turmoil in the life of James Nayler, the Quaker who provoked a religious scandal and political crisis by re-enacting Christs entry into Jerusalem. Written for choir and piano, this emotive and inspiring cantata charts the grief, joy, agony and hope of Naylers experience. This seven day project will focus on rehearsing The Nayler Passion, creating a community of singers who will share meals, worship and social time alongside developing as musicians. The music has been written to be accessible whilst still providing a challenge, and rehearsals will be lead by composer Mark Russ. No previous experience of The Leaveners is necessary! DOWNLOAD a booking form at http://leaveners.org/assets/NaylerPassionForm.pdf
We also regularly run workshops for Meetings. For more information about any of the projects, email firstname.lastname@example.org.