COURSES

CREATING COMEDY FOR PERFORMANCE - 8 SESSION ONLINE COURSE

This course provides a guide to creating and developing material for stand-up comedy and offers an exploration of several key comedic performance techniques. It is designed to help each comic to develop an awareness of the performance styles that works for them and to build crucial confidence.

Crafting gags and laughter lines, creating narrative journeys, and producing material that is sharp, funny, and reflective of the comic’s individual persona is central to this highly interactive online course.

Novice to stage-ready in 8 weeks, brilliant! Thanks to Chris. – SAM PHILLIPS, Comedy Course Participant.

I found the course to be quite life-changing. I now think in a different way, life is funny, comedy is everywhere that I look – it just jumps out of no-where. – PAULA WHITFIELD, Comedy Course Participant.

Starts: Monday 6th July to Monday 24th August

Timing: 7pm – 9pm each week

Course fee £50.

 

 

THE ART OF PERFORMING POETRY - 8 SESSION ONLINE COURSE

Whether you are new to writing poetry or have been creating poetry for some time this interactive online course explores the techniques and skills that will enable you to craft and perform your own poetry for live audiences. Starting with an examination of the subtle differences between page and performance poetry the course assists poets to evolve poems that will thrive in live situations and to construct narratives and journeys that will provide a sense of wholeness and completion to sets of poetry.

This course runs Thursday 16th July until Thursday 3rd September

The course sessions are between 2pm and 4pm.

Course fee £50.

8 session ABC of COMEDY COURSE commencing on October 14th.

This 8 part comedy course, ‘An introduction to stand-up comedy’ will guide you through your first steps in the stand-up comedy world.

The course will help to develop and blend together the unique material, style and persona of each participant as they produce a short and tight set of stand-up comedy. Over the eight sessions you will explore a range of essential comedic performance skills and techniques and build confidence and self-awareness within the performance space.

This eight part workshop runs 2 hours each week on Tuesday evenings between 7.00pm to 9.00pm; commencing on October 14th.

All those who complete the workshop will be invited to take part in Creative Culture South West’s open mic comedy evening, Stand Up & Shout.

COURSE FEE £180

 To book your place on this course visit   https://creativeculturesw.com/events/abcs-of-comedy-an-introduction-to-stand-up-comedy/?occurrence=2020-04-28

6 session STORYTELLING COURSE

The European folklore and fairytale traditions are rooted in the dark witch infested forests of the Grimms, influenced by the chaotically bawdy worlds of the Italians Basille and Straparola and coalesced in the paradoxicall subversive and subservient environment of the seventeenth century French salons. It is nothing less than a labyrinth of the magical, profoundly frightening and surreal. A slightly parallel world abounding with timeless tales that are perpetually prepared to be reawakened, reshaped and retold by each new generation of storytellers.

 
The six sessions of this course teaches the rudiments of the oral folk and fairytale tradition as it prepares participants to find their individual voices as storytellers and put their own spin on tales from the classic European storytelling tradition.
 
The culmination of the course is an evening of storytelling, to a live audience, at which all participants share their voices and their unique and emerging talents as storytellers.
 
This 6 week course runs once weekly from 7pm to 9pm on Tuesdays.

 

COURSE FEE £100

 

OTHER NEW COURSES FOR 2020 INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING. 

 

THE WISDOM OF FAIRYTALES

Although few of us have regular cause to kiss a frog, fend off a ravenous wolf or rescue our offspring from the ovens of cannibalistic witches, life can often seem frustrating, difficult and laden with dangers. This course is designed to journey through a landscape shaped by fairy tales and folk lore whilst exploring how the timeless wisdom of these stories can enhance the art of being, living and flourishing in the modern world. 

Themes explored through the many messages and motifs contained within fairy tales include handling change and transitions, connecting with the magical, family dynamics and conquering fears.

Chris Brooks is a storyteller, poet and comedic performer who has a passion for both the oral and literary fairy tale traditions. He has devised this course with the intention of sharing his love of these timeless narratives in ways which are still relevant and useful.

NEW COURSE DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON.

 

EXPLORING THE TAO TE CHING

It should be no mystery as to why the Tao Te Ching, authored by the enigmatic Lao Tzu in the 6th century BC, has stood the test of time. It is uniquely timeless. And as we reap the consequences of our self-imposed separation from nature and struggle with unprecedented rates of change and transition, its wisdom as a text seems more relevant than ever. The Tao Te Ching offers a possible means of personally transcending the shared delusions and follies of these times whilst helping us to live in tune with ourselves, each other and the planet in ways that can contribute to a more wholesome future.

NEW COURSE DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON. 

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