Introducing LEAP Remote: Creative Workshops at Home

Being stuck at home doesn’t mean you can’t be actively creative! Our Learning, Education and Participation (LEAP) team are running a series of remote 30-minute sessions on subjects ranging from creative writing to puppetry, and crafts to dancing. All sessions will be via Zoom, the free-to-use video conferencing solution (and if you’ve never used it before, an introductory session will show you how).

LEAP Remote sessions are free and open to everyone, of any age; participant numbers are limited so book your place today.

Practice Zoom - Monday 27 April, 4pm
If you are new to using Zoom and want an opportunity to practise joining a meeting, join Louise Rigglesford, CFT’s Senior Community and Outreach Manager in this 30-minute session where she will explain the basic functions of the platform and answer questions.

Creative Writing: Poetry - Tuesday 28 April, 4pm
During this 30-minute session participants will be led through simple writing exercises and will end up with their own original piece of poetry. No prior writing experience is necessary.

Dance: Jitterbug - Thursday 30 April, 4pm
Last Christmas, Chichester Festival Youth Theatre’s The Wizard of Oz company brought the house down with their roaring 1920s inspired musical number The Jitterbug. Join the show’s movement director Lauren Grant to learn a section of the choreography and swivel your troubles away!

Craft Activity: Bug Hotel  - Monday 4 May, 4pm
Learn how to make a wildlife-friendly bug hotel for your garden.

Puppetry at Home: Object Manipulation - Wednesday 6 May, 4pm
Anything can be a puppet: a shoe, a cushion, even a tea towel! Join professional Puppeteer Romina Hytten as she shows you the simple techniques used to breathe life into everyday objects.

Dance: Musical Theatre Dance - Tuesday 12 May, 4pm
Dance away the lockdown blues with a boogie around your own home! Join members of the LEAP team as they teach a short musical theatre dance routine. No experience necessary.

Craft Activity: Marble Maze - Thursday 14 May, 4pm
In this session, members of the LEAP Team will help you to stretch your puzzle muscles and make a Marble Maze.

Puppetry at Home: Paper Puppets - Monday 18 May, 4pm
Professional puppeteer Darcy Collins shows you how to make and operate your own simple paper puppet at home.

Creative Writing: Duologues - Wednesday 20 May, 4pm
Ever wanted to write a play, but not sure where to start? Simple writing exercises will help you to write a short piece of dialogue between two characters.

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