Brave New World - In Our Community

Our Brave New World programme is dedicated to working with all sections of society, as we believe that everyone should have the opportunity to benefit from the arts.


WITH MY EYES

With My Eyes is a unique course of free dramatherapy workshops for young people aged 12-18 and their parents, run by Guildford Shakespeare Company and registered dramatherapists.

The purpose of With My Eyes is to allow a family to break the cycle of mental health issues in a safe environment. Both generations are given the chance to work together, creating a sense of mutual understanding. They then move into separate rooms, so each group is provided with tailored sessions, while building a new support network.

The course is completely free to attend and includes group trips to GSC’s professional theatre shows, which are a great bonding experience for the groups and generates further topics of conversation.

Upcoming Course (Summer Term 2021)

Dates: 26 April - 19 July (HT: 31 May)
Time: Monday evenings, 7.00-8.30pm
Location: GSC HQ in Stoke Park, Guildford

For more information, please see our With My Eyes Information Sheet

WANT TO TAKE PART?

Please complete our Referral Form and email it to us.

With My Eyes is supported by The Community Foundation for Surrey.


SPIRIT OF YOUTH

Spirit of Youth tackles social isolation in the elderly, by taking primary school children into a local residential care home.

Over the course of ten weeks, the children and adults work together to create a 15-20 minute version of a Shakespeare play which isthen be performed to family, friends and the wider community.

Spirit of Youth provides a unique opportunity for the young and old to form new bonds and relationships, as they work towards a common-goal. Our participants share their own experiences and stories, as they convert Shakespeare’s words into their own. The elderly and the children alike are able to challenge and enjoy themselves in a risk-free environment.

“It was so good to see the young children working alongside the residents. Although my mother has difficulty in remembering sometimes, she found it good to have something to work towards.” Resident's daughter.

Spirit of Youth 2021 is supported by The Community Foundation for Surrey.


Contact

If you would like more information, or are interested in helping fund the future of these projects, please contact us or call 07956 000759.

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