Green Bags

Green Bags

Day two of summer school concludes with another brilliant blog by our Big Local assistants! We're super excited to have five young women from the local community working with children during the project. They are supporting and nurturing positive relationships with the children, ensuring their ideas are realised to culminate in a unique performance of Hansel and Gretel for the community. This is their take on day two.

Summer School Day One

Summer School Day One

Our Big Holiday project involves 100 children from Heston West. We're delighted to have employed five young people from the local area who have been passionately volunteering for Big Local over the past year.

Part of their role is to blog their observations about the project. Day one starts here! 

 

Worry Tree.

Worry Tree.

It's Mental Health Awareness week. This is a guest blog written by some of the participants at our Creative Club @ Heatham. Their ideas in their own words are much better than in ours. They are the inspiration for encouraging us to sign up to Heads Together and our hats off to them for the brilliant and beautiful piece of work they are making.

Keep Sakes

Keep Sakes

We are busy working on our project Keep Sakes.  We're currently looking for local people in Kingston to contribute to our research!

Bounce to Microsoft

Bounce to Microsoft

We were thrilled to have an opportunity to take members from Heatham to Microsoft recently. 

Bouncing back to Heatham

Bouncing back to Heatham

We have a brilliant group of young creatives working away at The Venue in Heatham House. They came together in October from all over the local area to form our fantastic Creative Club @ Heatham.

Making Fried Chicken

Making Fried Chicken

Fried Chicken has been a two year collaboration between Bounce Theatre and Anstee Bridge. It resulted in a short drama last year which has been developed into a full one act performance. 

Bounce and Anstee Bridge

Bounce and Anstee Bridge

Bounce has the opportunity to be awarded a grant at the moment. This is to work with Anstee Bridge in Kingston upon Thames. It is very hard to put into words the passion one feels for this sort of work to continue. In the current climate, the arts needs more diversity and education needs to be more creative. In this case, the later is perhaps more pertinent. The young people that attend Anstee have often experienced more hardship in 15 years than many of us will as adults. In the hope that you will forgive us if we've clogged up your social media feeds, we're reposting something from a couple of years ago. 

Fried Chicken is currently in development with Anstee Bridge

Fried Chicken is currently in development with Anstee Bridge

Students have been working with a writer and director to develop the script. Their next task involved been put into production teams to produce the show. This will see them produce the show, taking responsibility for casting, marketing, finances and production design. The groups will use the show to promote their evolving relationship with the arts and also as an opportunity to raise money for CRY...

This month, we've bid a farewell to one of young freelancers...

This month, we've bid a farewell to one of young freelancers...

Way back when in 2009, Bounce was running a project on the Meadows Estate. We started a youth theatre group out of the Ermine Centre. I have a vague memory of one session where the door flung open & Rachel came in. She might have come to collect her younger brother, all I remember was that she was loud and made me laugh.

Ali in Wonderland Success

Ali in Wonderland Success

Despite the rain, we were thrilled to share the creativity and passion of our youth group in Heston as they performed Ali in Wonderland outdoors.