We believe that everyone can get involved with Shakespeare. Thousands of people across the country have taken part in our participatory projects, which often take place in public to give people the chance to take part actively or watch and listen. Everyone gets to be involved in some way!
We're inviting you and your residents to explore the contents of a very special memory box in a unique two-hour workshop.
Together, we'll open up the box and use the sensory objects inside to tell the story of Lear and his daughters, before shaping new stories inspired by the objects.
We'll do this through music, song, movement and words in response to the objects. All activities will be interactive for those who wish to take part.
Lear Memory Box workshops are guided by a facilitator who has extensive experience of working with people who are living with dementia.
The workshops are designed to evoke memories and stimulate imagination in a fun and creative way for all participants in a safe and social environment.
They are inspired by 1623 theatre company's upcoming pilot production Lear/Cordelia, based on a recent project that researched the relationship between Shakespeare's King Lear and dementia.
Workshops are £95 (normally £160, part-funded by Arts Council England).
Part of 1623's pilot production, Lear/Cordelia
Take part in our monthly workshops based on Shakespeare's plays. Unconventional, unpredictable and fun, Shakespeare Night is open to everyone.
Find out how to get involved in an exciting 3-year photography project to mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death in 2016.
Explore the minds of Shakespeare's characters by reading and discussing their scenes while considering mental health issues in Shakespeare's time and ours.
Watch a trilogy of animated collages inspired by the creative responses to King Lear's phrase "Let me not be mad" that we received after a public callout.
Enter the spirit of autumn and winter by making a recording of Shakespeare's Sonnet 73 and sharing it with the digital world.
As part of our strong commitment to learning and outreach we visit inner-city community centres, rural village halls, non-professional theatre companies and other community-based venues to perform and workshop Shakespeare. Performances and workshops are tailored with accessibility and enjoyment in mind.
"I always learn so much from this brilliant theatre company"
Mrs Davis, Revive Healthy Living Centre, Chaddesden
* BSL-interpreted performance
** Dementia-friendly performance
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