Autumn 2020 distanced Events

Gloucester presents: White City x Conrad Murray x Lucy Wilcox

🗓 August-November 2020

What happens when you team up a group of local residents with a pair of incredible artists (one from Gloucester, one touring)? That’s what ‘Gloucester presents…’ will find out!

We put a community producer and two brilliant artists in a room together, with some money and some time, and asked them to dream up some creative events or activities that local residents would love.

Who’s involved?

Dawn and Caroline from The Venture

Community producers: Dawn and Caroline

Dawn and Caroline have worked in their community for a combined total of 44 years. They co-manage The Venture: White City – a community-based adventure playground that supports local children and families. The Venture has a culture of community engagement and active participation from people of all ages.

Gloucester artist: Lucy Wilcox

Lucy is a fantastic choir leader based in Gloucester.

Conrad Murray leant against a wooden box wearing a red and white baseball jacket and red cap.

Touring artist: Conrad Murray

Conrad is an actor, writer, director, rapper, beatboxer, singer and theatre-maker, who has led the BAC Beatbox Academy since 2008 and made a host of five-star shows. Conrad has a long history with Gloucester: he was instrumental in setting up Beats in GL4; his shows Denmarked and High Rise eState of Mind have come to Matson, and Frankenstein raised the roof at the Rooftop Festival.

What’s happening?

Fresh from the BBC’s adaptation of his smash show ‘Frankenstein’, beatboxer and Conrad Murray has teamed up with local legends Dawn and Caroline from the Venture and choir leader Lucy Wilcox to run singing and songwriting workshops in White City.

To wrap up the process, they’re producing an original song – which they’ll perform, record and share online. Watch this space!!

Where’s it happening?

There are community meetings and recording sessions planned to take place at The Venture, White City.

Want to get involved?

If you’re a resident of White City, we’d love for you to be part of these conversations. Just drop us a line!

Autumn 2020 distanced Events Participation Youth Theatre

Gloucestershire Arts Award Discover at Home

Check out our first digital arts award challenge from Strike A Light youth theatre practitioner Tom who will lead you through a magical corridor of games and improvisation to ignite your imagination.

Discover at Home is a special on-line version of Arts Award Discover, the first level of Arts Award and is aimed at children aged 11 and under. Arts Award is a set of awards for children and young people that gets them involved in and excited about arts and culture and celebrates their creative achievements.

Usually children are supported to achieve Arts Award by a trained Arts Award adviser. However, during the coronavirus pandemic, Arts Award Discover at Home has been designed to keep children engaged in the arts and creative while they are at home.

This resource is open to parents and carers, as well as schools and groups and can be delivered as part of a home-school partnership – ideal for summer holiday or transition and recovery projects into the Autumn term.

Discover at Home encourages children to:

  • develop a basic understanding of the arts
  • take part in arts activities
  • develop a basic understanding of communication

The structure of Arts Award Discover at Home

Children do this by completing all three parts:

  • Part A: take part in creative or arts activities and discover different types of ‘art’
  • Part B: find out about at least one artist and their work
  • Part C: share with others what they enjoyed and learned through doing the award

Thank you so much for taking part! If you’ve enjoyed this why not join our Youth Theatre in September?

Autumn 2020 distanced Coming up Events

Jonny Fluffypunk’s ‘The End of the Pier Show’

🗓 Date and time TBC
📍 Gloucester Library, GL1 1HT


Sneak peeks

Is the library ready for Jonny’s unique storytelling style?!

What to expect

Renowned stand-up poet and lo-fi theatremaker Jonny Fluffypunk presents a brand spanking new little show for families, with story, song, poetry, puppetry, and a healthy dose of anarchy.

At the end of a soon-to-be-closed-down pier in a forgotten seaside town, Pierre the pier handyman spends the last weeks as he always does: catching fish for his old bedridden mother and making strange and wonderful things from the rubbish he finds on the beach.

Then who should wash into his life but a homeless mermaid with a spiky attitude and a story to tell! And things aren’t going to be the same again… Can kindness lead to great things? Can a bit less litter make a difference? Can the world’s first human/mermaid rock ‘n’ roll band make big waves?

Age Recommendation: 7+
Duration: 45 minutes

“Acute social observation, intricate humour, surreal fantasy, sharp irony and wit… and England’s most pretentious moustache”
The Independent on Jonny Fluffypunk

Awesome people who are making this event possible 🎉🙏