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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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 …

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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 & …

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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, …

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Forensic Anthropology with King Edward VII Pupils

Over two days Destinations Arts helped students from King Edward VII School, Sheffield make short films. Working in small teams, participants explored a fictional crime scene and clues found in a and around the scene, they used this information to develop a hypothesis as to how the crime, a local murder, took place. Then with …

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A Question of Iago at Univeristy of Derby

Students from The University of Derby’s Theatre in the Community module of an English Literature course, worked with theatre director Ben Spiller to explore the character Lago in Shakespeare’s Othello. As part of our continued collaborations with 1623 Theatre, Destinations Arts documented the workshop and gave students the chance to film a short sequence and …

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