Production Related Workshops

We have a strong track record of working inclusively across a range of learning environments for children, young people and community groups.

Our bespoke programmes explore the themes of our productions and aim to inspire new perspectives, understanding and access to the world around us. We work across key stages, complimenting curriculum objectives as relevant to each production. Delivery can range in duration from half-day to 3-days and are designed for the bespoke needs within each group. Workshops are led by D/deaf and disabled artists, both from within Graeae’s core team and from our experienced pool of practitioners.

Write and record your own protest song! 

How can we make sure our voices are not shut away? How do we make ourselves seen and heard?

In 1981 Britain was changing – we were on the edge of massive political change, music was continuing to present the changing landscape, and D/deaf and disabled people were rising up. In the same year, singer-songwriter Ian Dury (of Ian Dury and The Blockheads) penned Spasticus Autisticus, an anti-charity protest song against International Year of Disabled Persons, a concept he found patronising.

36 years later, the UK is again undergoing massive change, and globally the world is a different place, with new shifts in power and a new generation rising up to be seen and heard. Song continues to be a way we channel anger, maintain solidarity and demand change.

Join the Reasons to be Cheerful Tour 2017 and make a protest song for your generation.

Three Steps to a Revolution:

  1.    The Reasons

Book an optional Introductory Reasons to be Cheerful workshop to set you on your way. You can also request our exclusive Songwriting guide, full of professional song writing tips and ideas of how to make songs accessible.

  1.    The Rhyme

Make an original protest song*. Send it to us. We’ll be choosing songs to take on tour; firing up audiences around the country!

  1. The Revolution 

Come see the show on tour and join the revolution.

* We will welcome songs in any format accessible for you, including signed song, lyric videos and audio recordings.

To get involved contact Jodi-Alissa Bickerton, Creative Learning Director / 020 7613 6900

* We will welcome songs in any format accessible for you, including signed song, lyric videos and audio recordings.


Past workshops

An outreach programme for The House Of Bernarda Alba recently took place in Manchester alongside the production.  Graeae artists delivered workshops with a range of groups including young people, elders, school groups, refugees and asylum seekers, teachers and theatre practitioners. The education pack that was created for The House of Bernarda Alba can be downloaded here in pdf or plain text format.