Thursday, 28 July 2016

Soap Box - Access All Areas

Soap Box (the soap trailer)

I was asked back again this year to take part in the Access All Areas (celebration for people with learning disabilities), project at Cornerstone Arts Centre, Didcot on the 15th July. 

The previous year I had run a radio drama course over a number of weeks leading to the event.
This year I ran a video drama taster session, where we made our own Soap Opera trailer. Taking the idea from such soaps such as Coronation Street, EastEnders, Emmerdale and Hollyoaks, we also thought about other drama series such as Casualty. 

The days events are dedicated to people with learning disabilities, currently a wonderful Art Exhibition on by The Shadowlight Arts, who I often support through promoting their work via social media. I was also assisted by a member of the group.

Soap Box is planned as a future 10 week video drama course run by me (Thursday mornings) for people with learning disabilities starting in September 2016 at Cornerstone Arts Centre, Didcot.

Thanks to Style Acre and Cornerstone Arts Centre
For more information please see links below: 

Sharon Woodward is WoodwardMedia, believing in the power of film-making. To make a difference with individuals, charities, educational establishments and the local communities. Sharon works as a documentary film-maker and a media tutor. She runs community workshops and currently  teaches on the Adult Education, Alternative Film School course at Film Oxford

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Saturday, 4 July 2015

Memory cafe workshop

I ran a workshop in Newbury as part of the monthly Memory Caf├ęs for people living with dementia and their carers.
A friendly, drop in session which is designed to provide support for people living in Newbury and West Berkshire. 
It has involved a number of artists visiting the Cafe and working with those who drop in.The activity programmed has support of the Alzheimer's Society and will help stimulate the brain and enrich the lives of people living with dementia.

 To see the full video of these session they did with me 
click below:

Stuck Outside Iceland - Community Radio Drama

Working recently with Style Acre I delivered a 4 week radio drama project . Final drama to be aired on the 24th July at Cornerstone, Didcot at the Access all Areas open day. 

To hear full radio drama clip below:

Taster workshop click below:

The Year is 1985 and HMS Didcot leaves port in the UK. The passengers look forward to visiting Memphis and New Orleans. However, things do not go to plan and the holidaymakers find themselves at the mercy of a broken ships engine.
Radio workshop, part of Access all Areas. This project was delivered by Style Acre with support from Cornerstone, South Oxfordshire District Council and funding from Oxfordshire Skills and Learning Service.

For Dominic & Amanda's radio interview click below:
Mark Watkins Radio Show - Radio Blast 1386
For radio interview with Sharon Woodward click below:
Mark Watkins Radio Show - Radio Blast 1386

Style Acre