Work to see and work in progress from our #CreativityMatters programme.
9th and 10th May 2018, Kingston Academy, 7pm
"I’m trying to say I’m sorry. Tonight just went bad. It wasn’t meant to be like this..."
It's Prom Night. For three young people, life will never be the same again as masks fall and true feelings are revealed. Tackling themes around bullying, grief, domestic violence and teenage pregnancy the production is a co-creation between Bounce Theatre and Anstee Bridge.
Professionally performed with music performed by Aaron Norton.
Tickets to the production can be obtained by contacting Anstee Bridge or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The production has been made possible thanks to support from Achieving for Children.
16th-27th April 2018.
Education Space, Saatchi Gallery
"The city makes me feel overwhelmed...I can't breathe. So I pull the curtains to get my sanity back."
Loneliness in the City is a co-creation between Chessington Community College and Bounce Theatre.
An interdisciplinary installation fusing stories, visual art and photography to explore loneliness, as one of the growing concerns around the health of communities.
The work originated from a commission from Kingston Council, looking at young peoples views on urban living. Through the project 165 children and young people will achieve their Arts Award.
Kingston library will come alive in an immersive exhibition curated by Anstee Bridge Students.
Transforming the library into a space for art, music, performance and poetry the work will celebrate the stories of Hans Christian Anderson. As part of mental health week, students will highlight the power of stories and the ethos of Anstee Bridge to build confidence through creativity.
The project has been made possible thanks to a Grants for the Arts Award from the Arts Council.
Our drama clubs explore the process of making theatre. Members choose their own artistic direction and work with artists to develop their own sense of artistic responsibility, how to choose the stories we tell and why we tell them. Previously clubs have covered theatre sports, stage combat, devising, verbatim theatre and reinterpretations of classic dramas.
Drama Club @ Orleans Park
Our Creative Clubs celebrate the transformative power of creativity. Children are given a space to engage in principals of mindfulness, play, meditation and creation. The clubs allow them to practically realise their own ideas to innovate the world around them. Previous projects have included making an intergenerational story blanket, a pop up cafe to serve tea and compliments, making Christmas cards for refugees and celebrating winter festivals as one, diverse community.
Tuesdays from 3.30-5.00
Berkley Primary School
Join us for a term of creative action to highlight the power of kindness. Club members are looking a being kind to themselves, to others and to their community. They are participating in a range of activities from meditation to building their own utopia.
The project is free to participate in thanks to funding from Heston West Big Local.
Our projects are the hub of Bounce's activity. Often they become works in progress, before we showcase new work. At times they are also process driven and lead instead to community celebrations, showcases and sharings on a small scale setting. The projects celebrate the process of co creation, finding ways to share stories. By their nature they are bespoke in design and personal to the groups making them. Our current work includes
Working with 24 young people at risk of becoming NEET, we are making work exploring emojis as a metaphor for mental health. This will lead to a performance and exhibition produced by the young people.
Bounce is collaborating with Cranford Community College on an innovative arts project. Forming part of an arts team working across disciplines to create a new creative arts department for Year 7-9 to keep creative education on their curriculum.
"A space for coffee and a space for play."
Creative Spaces is a celebration of family creativity. Local women in Hounslow are working with Bounce to up-cycle an underused community centre to create a creative space for the community. They will run a pop up cafe in the space offering a range of arts activities for parents and children to enjoy together.
How to get involved
If you are in the TW4 area of Hounslow and would like to participate in workshops to renovate the community space, please email email@example.com for more details.
Made possible thanks to The Military Covenant fund.
Arts Award is an accredited qualification that acknowledges participants artistic development and leadership talents. Arts Award can be achieved at five levels, four qualifications and an introductory award.
Bounce offers the award at all levels. We can provide advise and support to implement it into your provision. Alternatively, we can offer bespoke projects to help achieve the award in your setting.
Artsmark is the creative quality standard for schools and education settings, awarded by Arts Council England, recognising their commitment to high quality arts and cultural education.
Bounce is proud to be supporting schools and education settings on their Artsmark journey, inspiring children and young people to create, experience, and participate in great arts and culture.
We offer education settings who are working towards, or currently hold an Artsmark Award, with the following opportunities:
Find out more about Artsmark at www.artsmark.org.uk
To find out how Bounce can support your Artsmark journey, contact firstname.lastname@example.org