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Another amazing performance from Team Geese!

Keshena Bowie

Our amazing team of speedy fundraisers, Team Geese, hit the streets of Birmingham once again in October. This was the third year we have entered the Great Birmingham Run to raise funds for our local community work and it was the first for our Artistic Director, Andy!

Not only did a number of people achieve their personal best but the team smashed their fundraising target for the third year in a row, raising an incredible £3941.

A massive thank you to all who took part and the people who sponsored them - every penny goes toward our Birmingham projects. There is a rumour that the team will be attempting the Wolf Run for 2016. If you would like to join the pack, please contact ros@geese.co.uk

Look Beyond at Chapter, Cardiff

Keshena Bowie

Our one-day training course, Look Beyond:  An introduction to the work of Geese Theatre Company, will be running at Chapter in Cardiff on Thursday 15 October 2015.

Look Beyond is a unique opportunity to train with Geese's Artistic Director and gain an insight in to our work, focusing particularly on the use of theatre and drama in Criminal Justice settings.  Participants will have an opportunity to experience Geese's methodology and explore some of the theories which underpin the company's practice. In more detail the course will explore:

  • the history and context of Geese's work
  • the theories which support the methodology
  • exercises and theatre structures to explore particular themes / issues
  • the use of character and small-scale performance in groupwork settings
  • Geese's trademark use of mask

In addition there will be plenty of opportunities for individuals to ask specific questions about their particular area of interest.

“An inspiring, invigorating course that has refreshed my practice, given me a chance to explore a range of work in a creative, exciting and insightful way. This course is a must for practitioners working Criminal Justice settings and with hard to reach groups.”

“An outstanding learning experience with real practical application. Excellent delivery and facilitation.”  Recent training course participants

For further information and to book a place, click here

Team Geese in Training

Keshena Bowie

There is still time to join Team Geese and enter the Morrisons Great Birmingham Run to raise funds for our life-changing projects. This year's event takes place on Sunday 18 October and we are hoping that even more fund-raisers will join us on the streets of Birmingham for another great day!

The only obligation we ask of our runners is that they raise as much as they can and have fun! You do not need to attend training sessions, complete complicated joining forms or even run. You can walk, hop or even dress up as a goose and fly the course! In return you will receive a one-of-a-kind Team Geese vest, fun training, nutrition and play-list tips and an opportunity to meet the rest of the team for a post-race get-together.

If you are thinking of running a half marathon - or indeed any other personal challenge - and would like to support life-changing work with some of the UK's most vulnerable people, please contact ros@geese.co.uk

Look Beyond - a new one day training course

Keshena Bowie

In June we are hosting a one day training course in Salford and London giving participants an opportunity to train with Geese's Artistic Director and gain an insight in to our work, focusing particularly on the use of theatre and drama in Criminal Justice settings.

Participants of Look Beyond will have an opportunity to experience Geese's methodology and explore some of the theories which underpin the company's practice. In more detail the course will explore:

• the history and context of Geese's work

• the theories which support the methodology

• exercises and theatre structures to explore particular themes / issues

• the use of character and small-scale performance in groupwork settings

• Geese's trademark use of mask

In addition there will be plenty of opportunities for individuals to ask specific questions about their particular area of interest.

“An inspiring, invigorating course that has refreshed my practice, given me a chance to explore a range of work in a creative, exciting and insightful way. This course is a must for practitioners working Criminal Justice settings and with hard to reach groups.”

“An outstanding learning experience with real practical application. Excellent delivery and facilitation.”

Recent training course participants

Dates and venues:

The Lowry, Salford - Thursday 04 June 2015. To book click here

Shoreditch Town Hall, London - Tuesday 09 June 2015. To book click here

Three Day Training Course in Edinburgh

Keshena Bowie

The Other Side of the Wall: Theatre and Drama in Criminal Justice Settings

18th-20th March 2015, St Columba’s-by-the-Castle, Edinburgh

Geese Theatre Company has been at the forefront of arts based practice with people in the criminal justice system for the past twenty eight years. Following great success with training courses at its headquarters in Birmingham, we are now bringing a three-day training course to Scotland. The course is open to anyone who is interested in, or has experience of working with offenders and young people at risk of offending. The course is also recommended for students of Applied Theatre, Prison Theatre and associated studies.

Participants will be invited to experience and practice first-hand, a range of drama-based techniques for use in group work, with a focus on exploring some of the key principles behind Geese’s work with offenders. The sessions will be led by Geese’s Deputy Artistic Director, a leading practitioner in the field with over 21 years’ experience. For more information and to book at place, please email info@geese.co.uk