This October the REP brought 12 performances into 12 homes of Erdington residents with their new initiative, Home Theatre Birmingham. Performers, theatre makers and playwrights created unique shows for Erdington residents that were performed in their own homes to an audience of their choosing.
Writers and Teachers Skills Sharing Symposium ; A Skills Sharing Day for writers who work in primary and secondary schools and teachers with an interest in creative writing or who teach the subject presented by National Association for Writers in Education, First Story, The Poetry Society and the University of Bolton.
Looking at a diverse range of artists making a career from using literature in performance, Hayley put together an hour long talk showcasing some of the most influential and ground breaking artists of our time.
REP Foundry is an annual programme for emerging directors, writers, theatre makers and companies from across the West Midlands. This year-long development programme supports artists through workshops, making and sharing work and professional mentoring.
As Youth Project Fieldworker, Hayley furthered young peoples engagement and participation with creative writing through the production of Page Talk Young Writers’ Festival, workshop facilitation, the curation of immersive performance and well-being analysis.
Page Talk is a series of creative writing workshops and festivals for young writers aged 12-16. Page Talk Young Writers’ Week explores the world of creative writing through inspiring workshops with professional writers and culminates in a one day festival of events.
Digital media provides us with an eternal eye on the physical world that surrounds us, so why should we leave our rooms if we can live the experience inside the comfort of our own walls? This immersive Exhibition was curated as part of What’s the Agenda festival at the mac Birmingham.
An interactive adventure game written by Hayley Frances for the Wood of Words; an online platform harnessing the power of digital technology to engage people more fully with the written and spoken word.
A dynamic and thought provoking evening of Spoken Word and Performance Poetry hitchhiking through the themes of The Hikikomori (loneliness), Archival Activism (heritage and identity) and Sexual Objectification.
A digital dance lab hosted by mac Birmingham. Working with writers, dancers, performance artists and digital media, a group of artists collaborated to create a scratch performance night that explored the use of text and digital technology in performance.
Shake the Dust was an ambitious national participation and performance project ran by Apples and Snakes – the leading organisation for performance poetry in England – that united Spoken Word artists with young people aged 13-16.