Othello Unbound – Summer Challenge 2015

Participants brainstorm Othello during this timelapse video.  Part of the Othello Unbound workshops that took place during the The Summer Challenge summer school at Sheffield Hallam University.

Engaging Young People in Shakespeare.

This activity was part of the Othello Unbound project, which creatively explores Shakespeare’s Othello.  The Othello Unbound project is supported by Sheffield Hallam University and funded by Arts Council England using public money and is delivered by Destinations Arts, a creative initiative that uses digital arts to engage communities in creative activities.

Sheffield Foyer Residents Celebrate!

  Young people and guests attended a night of screenings and celebrations hosted by Sheffield Foyer at The VOID Film Theatre, Sheffield Hallam University.  The night started with a reception, followed by screenings of the young peoples work. The screening featured a specially commissioned spoof documentary, and colourful dynamic presentations created by residents about their …

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Othello Unboud Delivers at SDCS Deaf Childrens Club

Destinations Arts delivers a fun packed session at Sheffield Deaf Children’s Society Youth Club! As part of the Othello unbound project we worked with children and young people from the Sheffield Deaf Children’s Society Youth Club. during our first session we had fun exploring characters and emotions. The young people dressed up and engaged in …

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Singing Fruit – Makeymakey at The Foyer

Makeymakey board at the Sheffield Foyer As an introduction to the Othello Unbound project, young people got a chance to play with fruit and a makeymakey device. Destinations Arts set up a digital tech workshop for residents at the Sheffield Foyer a housing initiative for homeless young people. Word soon went around the building that …

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KES Dark Lady Sonnet 127 Rap

Dark Lady Sonnet 127 Rap

Dark Lady Sonnet 127 Rap reintrepreted and performed by students from King Edwards VII School with help from JKAS

Engaging Young People in Shakespeare.

This activity was part of the Othello Unbound project, which creatively explores Shakespeare’s Othello.  The Othello Unbound project is supported by Sheffield Hallam University and funded by Arts Council England using public money and is delivered by Destinations Arts, a creative initiative that uses digital arts to engage and hard to reach communities in creative activities.

Foyer Photo Bombs!

After the brilliantly successful makeymakey session at Sheffield Foyer, came the photo session. This was another fun session designed to introduce residents to some of the role play aspects of the Othello Unbound project. We set up a green screen studio with lightboxes for residents to pose in front of. However, things got a little …

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Othello Unbound: Digital Shakespeare with Destinations Arts

During our session with students from King Edwards VII School in Sheffield, they  created an impromptu performance inspired by one of Shakespeare’s’ sonnets! The workshop was based at the Owen building at Sheffield Hallam University’s City Campus at Sheffield. The students initially explored the differences between school and University life. The session then focussed on …

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Othello Performance Workshop: Day 2

The Performance Nottingham based actor Christopher Macauley joined us to play the role of Iago. Chris, a graduate of 1623 theatre’s Trainee Actors Course, was able to bring a new energy to our explorations of Othello. During the Othello workshop we discussed Iago’s motivations, and the fact that racism drives much of his diabolical machinations! We …

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