Refugees, asylum seekers and locals - join us for a wonderful afternoon of playful games, connection and community. Free event. PLEASE REGISTER. We are delighted to be hosting this event with the innovative theatre company, PSYCHEdelight.
We are very excited to be partnering with innovative theatre company PSYCHEdelight for one of their ‘Together Workshops’ bringing refugee and non-refugees together for an afternoon of friendship, fun and playfulness.
Fresh from an incredible run at the Bunker Theatre of two plays, Borderline and Welcome to the UK, join some of the crew and cast members for an afternoon of drama games, sharing and fun. This month’s Workshop will be led by Mattia Mariotti and PSYCHEdelight’s Director Sophie NL Besse. There’ll be careful clowning involved, so don’t forget to bring your silly you with you!
The workshop is facilitated and open to people of all ages, from London and beyond, to those who were born here and to those making the UK their home. No previous drama/theatre experience necessary – just bring an openness to show up and play.
Free – or £5 if you wish to make a donation towards travel for refugees (non-refugees)
“A beautiful experience getting to know people from around the world through fun and creative games and exercises – a great way to disconnect from stresses and reconnect with people! Highly recommend”.
“It’s great opportunity to meet new people, play games, learn and having fun”.
PSYCHEdelight was founded in 2011 by Sophie NL Besse, a French playwright and theatre director both trained in drama and therapy. PSYCHEdelight is a theatre company that creates new shows that are socially engaged, giving an opportunity for people on difficult paths to have their voices heard. Alongside their performing activity, they also run various workshops to help expression and integration. The Company is a Theatre of Sanctuary and was been shortlisted for the community integration award.
Throughout 2015-16 PSYCHEdelight facilitated art-based workshops in Calais Jungle where Sophie witnessed among the refugees an eagerness for comedy as a way to contrast and express their tragedy. This experience gave her the impulse to create the first production, “Borderline” in collaboration with Frank Wurzinger, a professional clown practitioner. The show was the result of 6 weeks devising period with an ensemble of European and refugee performers altogether from 9 different nationalities : Uk, France, Syria, Afghanistan, Iran, Italy, Palestine, Chile and Sudan. PSYCHEdelight’s second production, “Welcome to the UK”, has recently been premiered at London’s Bunker Theatre and satirises the asylum process and the experience of the hostile environment for asylum seekers and migrants.
Photo by Jose Farinho.
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