Exploring new possibilities, ideas and genres is a great way to open your mind! And you just might find something you really love that leads you – well – wherever you want to take it. So Get work-shopping!
This autumn, there are a range of creative workshops running under the ‘Generation Z’ banner as part of the Rochdale Literature & Ideas Festival. For 14 to 25 year olds, it’s a chance to try something you might not have done before, or that opportunity to speak to people already working in the genre you’re passionate about; and have a great time while you are doing it. Here’s what you can have a go at.
Motion videography: Mahboobeh Rajabi is a digital artist, who’ll be working with you to explore film techniques for mobiles. You’ll be filming and using free editing software all on your mobile phone, and even creating your own soundtrack!
CREATIVE WORD: Artists and performers from The Contact Theatre will work with you to express your thoughts and opinions via exciting activities in creative writing, poetry and spoken word.
ACT ON IT: Get your imagination flowing with M6 Theatre’s directors & writers, Caroline Kennedy and Parvez Qadir in this challenging, high energy drama workshop. You’ll be taking part in improvisations, creative writing and making instant theatre.
MOVED: Artist and creative producer, Amy Lawrence, will work with movement, choreography and visuals to explore how we interact emotionally and the concept of being ‘moved’ by something, someone or some-place. You will discuss experiences in an open, safe space to share and create.
Find out about Generation Z workshops at www.rochdaleliteraturefestival.co.uk.