Enfield Thinks Festival: 7th April to 27th June 2015.

Enfield Thinks was London’s first pop-up learning shop, offering the public over 250 free workshops provided by Birkbeck, University of London, The College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London, Barnet & Southgate College and Capel Manor College.

With a wide range of workshops for students and adults in careers, vocational opportunities, local concerns and hobby interests. I was invited to present a workshop entitled…

4 Plays and an Education Pack:

A playwrights journey into the community.

This included a brief resume of the plays I have written and my approaches to writing, We explored characters, situations and narratives, with activities on play structures, vocabulary and tips of getting started. There was a chance to share ideas, experiences and passion for theatre with others.  Playwright David Hare says…

“Theatre is a young persons game and is at its most

vibrant when there is a new generation  

and sweeps away what has gone before”

Comments on the session included…

“I liked the robust but friendly exchange of views.”

 “I enjoyed the exercises, the open exchange, the challenge of being required to respond.

“So stimulating.”

“I enjoyed the five act structure, it was fun, useful and playful”

“I liked the play read-through, the discussion about the characters and their actions”

“Would make a good short course, so people could discuss their drafts”

“I enjoyed the discussion, the exercises and the anecdotes

“I enjoyed the lively discussion and writing exercises. It was fun”

“I liked the size of the class, the simple approach to the 5 – act structure and getting the chance to write. Thank you for an enjoyable two hours”