Creating Loneliness in the City

Creating Loneliness in the City

A guest blog from members of Urban Stories at Chessington. They are marketing the project as part of their Arts Award. 

Co Creating Emoji

Co Creating Emoji

I am three weeks in to working on Emoji, a brand new piece of theatre cocreated with Anstee Bridge. Anstee is an alternative education programme working with vulnerable young people. 

DIY Kindness

DIY Kindness

Our Creative Club in Heston is made up of junior school children, aged 7-11. They meet once a week and have investigated everything from mental health to utopia. Ahead of Children's Mental Health Day we're delighted to share their ideas about kindness, to feel happy.

Bounce in pictures

Bounce in pictures

I recently heard someone say “We are not changing the world, but we are changing something” and with this mind, I would like to thank everyone who has run with our pack this year. 

These are but a few of my highlights ... 

Nice things people say

Nice things people say

11 years of Bounce have wizzed by. As part of our birthday celebrations we collected memories of peoples experiences of the company. We're posting them here for posterity but also because it makes us proud. 

Essential skills and messages of hope

Essential skills and messages of hope

A reflective blog about grit, intelligence and creativity from our Creative Learning Manager Amber. Considering the parallels between classroom teaching experiences and Bounce's new programme here.

Happy Birthday Bounce

Happy Birthday Bounce

Happy (belated) birthday Bounce! A small reflection on 11 years of bouncing and what it means to us. 

Hidden Heroes and acts of kindness ...

Hidden Heroes and acts of kindness ...

This Autumn a group of young people in Chessington are working with Bounce to cocreate a city. We're building it on the principals of rock and roll - how does culture light up a city?  The work will incorporate drama, animation and visual art leading to a two week exhibit at the Saatchi Gallery.

However, they are going one step further...

Contribute to their story and feature in the exhibtion

Kindness

Kindness

Urban Stories is one of Bounce Theatre's current projects. Students from Chessington Community Colleges are cocreating with artists to create a blueprint for a new city. Fundamental to their design is the concept of kindness - how we'd slowly change the streets we lived in if we practiced kindness. Amber, our Creative Learning Manager has developed their ideas to create a resource for schools to explore the ideas of cities and kindness in the classroom. 

Creativity and International Peace Day

Creativity and International Peace Day

Urban stories is one of Bounce's 'Creativity Matters' projects. Here, we reflect on the early learning emerging from it and the value of creativity in tandem with International Peace Day

Bouncing forward

Bouncing forward

Grit, Compassion and Mistakes. 

Following on from addressing the components of learning, our Creative Learning Manager explores the concept of 'grit' in learning.