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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


Othello Performance Workshop

Othello Workshop Our second development session working with Actor Oliver Wilson took place in December. Luckily we caught him during a break from a nationwide tour of Antigone. Working alongside Ben Spiller from 1623 Theatre Company based in Derby, we managed to rehearse and shoot some scenes featuring the character of Othello.  Ben is known …


Othello Unbound 2014 – Its been a fantastic year!

Its been a fantastic year, so many workshops so little time! As the new year unfolds, we will continue our work with Cambian Oaks in Barnsley, Sheffield Hallam University, 1623 Theatre Company and Artist Jennifer Booth. In 2015 we look forward to creative collaborations  with Sheffield Foyer youth housing project, CAST in Doncaster, Grimm & …


Paper Instruments with Makey Makey

Our fun with technology never stops! Reader Project students have just finished creating unique musical instruments using the creative controller interface – MakeyMakey. Each instrument had both software and hardware elements. Students used MIT’s SCRATCH programming environment to create a program script that allowed their physical instruments to trigger sounds in the computers. Using paper, …