Workshops


Join us at Kosar Contemporary on 21st Oct for our next DIY Arts network open meeting. Open to anyone working in Bristol’s arts & cultural sector.

Learn the most important improv format in the world. The Harold is an improv format created by Del Close and Charna Halpern in Chicago. It is one of the first and most important longform formats in the world, and it is being performed even to this day by improvisers all over the world. The format is an amalgamation of everything longform stands for; Game, Truthful scenes, Characters, Support, and Teamwork. We learn how to make an improv scene look like a written sketch show. There is a class show at the end of the course. If you are a comedian looking to improve you craft, a writer looking for inspiration, or someone who just wants to try something new, this course is for you!

Explore the comedy of the scene. Game is the shiniest moment in an improv scene. By playing Game we are exploring the scene’s comedic possibilities. We will create engaging characters, find patterns, and explore how to heighten towards a comedic finale. We learn how to make an improv scene look like a written sketch. The final class will be dedicated to the Armando format. If you are a comedian looking to improve you craft, a writer looking for inspiration, or someone who just wants to try something new, this course is for you!

Be prepared to say hello to your breath, stretch your imagination and dare to fail. Trash-Hack is a beginners’ workshop in re-purposing industrial and domestic junk to create and animate instant puppet creations. Once we have brought something to life, we will pull it apart and build another.

This workshop is for theatre makers, actors and directors who would like to explore the relationship between the body, movement, emotion and text whilst working with Chekhov’s The Seagull.

Improvisation, play and deep nature connection – think of a beautiful combo of outdoor fooling, forest school-style play for adults, forest bathing and inner rewilding. Woodland site with campfire.

This unique, interactive workshop will explore how we can use the breath via vocal improvisation. Led by Mandeep Singh (@mandeepthemc), rapper and psychiatrist-in-training, the workshop will use freestyle rapping to explore the breath free-form.

The workshop aims to expand and diversify professional vocabulary of instructors who work with actors, dancers and performance practitioners, interested to improve the understanding of practical and theoretical aspects of movement directing, teaching, ensemble building and performance making.

A two day immersion in the fundamentals of Lecoq based Physical Theatre. This is especially for those new to the practice.

Explore what it feels like to put judgement to one side and develop the confidence to follow your impulses, turn up your curiosity, play more and connect deeply and authentically with yourself and others.

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