Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch launches Summer Unlocked, a programme of Summer holiday activities for young people

Queen's Theatre Hornchurch is launching a programme of digital and in-person holiday activity for young people of all ages, Summer Unlocked. The programme sits alongside the Summer Inside-Out project, for which the Theatre received funding from the London Community Response Fund, administered by City Bridge Trust, the City of London Corporation’s charitable funder. These summer activities are designed to help offer safe and inclusive spaces for young people to develop friendships, grow confidence and most of all have fun learning and developing their skills as theatre makers with support from professional tutors. It is also an opportunity for the theatre to support local professional artists and put them in a position to inspire young people, create exciting new work and share some top industry tips. James Watson, Head of Learning and Participation, says ‘Now more than ever it is so important we help young people re-engage with each other, continue to build social skills, and re-gain confidence as they prepare to return to school in September after nearly five months at home. We are working hard to respond quickly to new ways of working safely and are excited to be welcoming young people back into the building for our biggest ever summer holiday programme.’ All workshops are limited to 15 young people and have been designed to adhere to the latest government guidelines for COVID-19 Secure working and social distancing. LISTINGS Digital Summer School - Song Writing with Andrew Linham Please note, these sessions will be hosted on Zoom. Mon 3 - Fri 7 Aug | Ages 7-11 | 1pm-3:30pm | £45 per child Mon 10 - Fri 14 Aug | Ages 12-18 | 1pm-4pm | £45 per child Join local musician Andrew Linham to learn about the art of song writing! Group based and individual exercises will explore styles of music and lyrics, with additional tasks set to complete outside of the sessions, guiding you through the process of writing your own song by the end of the week. No singing ability required! Summer School Week 1 - Creative Connections with Tom Mangan On the Main Stage at Queen's Theatre Hornchurch. Mon 10 - Fri 14 Aug | Ages 10-13 | 10am-4:00pm | £85 per child Join local Theatre Maker and QYouth Tutor Tom Mangan to devise a play every day for 5 days and discover more about yourself and how you connect with the changing world around you. Explore devising and storytelling techniques while building on your performance skills. Summer School Week 2 - Acting Boot Camp with Danielle Kassaraté On the Main Stage at Queen's Theatre Hornchurch. Mon 17 - Fri 21 Aug | Ages 13-18 | 10am-4:00pm | £85 per student Work alongside professional actor Danielle Kassaraté for a week's work-out of your acting muscles. Explore professional acting exercises, develop your performance skills and learn some top industry tips along the way. Summer School Week 3 - Silent Movies with Francesca Bailey On the Main Stage at Queen's Theatre Hornchurch. Mon 24 - Fri 28 Aug | Ages 6-10 | 10am-3:30pm | £85 per child Join professional actor and QYouth Tutor Francesca Bailey to explore the art of silent movies. Devise and film your own silent move to show to friends and family at the end of the week. For further information please email the Learning and Participation Team: or call the Box Office on 01708 443333.

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