As part of Urban Stories, we hand over to one of our emerging artists from Chessington Community College to share his thoughts on making the project.
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.
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.
In the last week of 2017, we’ve eaten noodles, too much chocolate and toasted our participants before shutting shop for the year.
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 ...
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.
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 (belated) birthday Bounce! A small reflection on 11 years of bouncing and what it means to us.
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
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.