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3 – 4 October 2020
Tooting Market

Join us for a Fun Palace in collaboration with Meet & Make Spaces, Tooting. We are celebrating the power of stories to connect people.

At the Market

Pop into the market and write a poem. Find us on the bench outside Love Art. Our writers will be on hand to help you put your words down on paper.

Take your poem home or put it on a postcard to be sent to someone who is isolating, alone, or shielding.

We’ll be there between 3-5pm Saturday and Sunday.

Online

Send us a 10 word story about Tooting. Your memories, great loves, favourite places, or biggest adventures. Post them on social media and add the hashtag #funpalacestooting. Or, email them to us and we’ll add them to our gallery.

Find out more about Fun Palaces here (https://funpalaces.co.uk)

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24/09/2020|

CARE

Lauren Purser

Winter 2020

As we move into our new normal, we are launching a new programme of work around the concept of Care.

CARE is a reflection on our company and the things we value as we move into our 14th year. CARE is a call for compassion, action, resilience, and empathy. All necessary qualities for us individually and collectively as we move into our new normal. CARE is a hybrid programme of in-person, paper, and online work. Highlights include:

Be Kind

A physically distant but socially friendly urban art exhibit made by young people in Earlsfield, Wandsworth. Delivered in collaboration with Collagism.

International Day of the Girl

A digital exhibition of work championing better representation of girls.

Things to do in a Blackout

A digital art project looking at the rise in crime during WW2 and the contemporary parallels.

Christmas Carol

A zoom youth theatre experiment. Animating a classic story with a 2020 twist.

Imagine…

A digital art resource for young people to use creativity as a tool for well-being. Made with the Grace Dear Trust, a mental health charity in Surrey.

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10/09/2020|

International Day of the Girl

10th October
Times vary
A digital celebration of work

During lockdown, a group of girls came together and made The Female Voice, a podcast series about gender equality, female leadership, representation, and much more.

These conversations are inspiration for a digital celebration of work to mark International Day of the Girl. Come back soon for:

  • The launch of The Female Voice – a magazine that reimagines girls magazines designed by girls
  • A postcard series of highlights from the Podcasts
  • Tiny Tales of alternative heroines

Want to get involved? Email: louise@bouncetheatre.com

Funded by:

10/09/2020|

Things to do in a Blackout

During WW2 crime rose by a reported 57%. Fraud, gang culture, looting, and robbery impacted on people’s everyday life. Along with poverty, hunger, illness, and exceptional pressure – what was home really like?

Our pre-lockdown project has been reworked as a digital art piece depicting a street during the Blitz. Every house has a story, every house contains an episode.

Launches November 2020

To find out more email louise@bouncetheatre.com

Project Partners National Archives and the Imperial War Museum

Funded by The Heritage Fund

07/09/2020|

Fun Palaces

3 – 4 October 2020
Tooting Market

Join us for a Fun Palace in collaboration with Meet & Make Spaces, Tooting. We are celebrating the power of stories to connect people.

At the Market

Pop into the market and write a poem. Find us on the bench outside Love Art. Our writers will be on hand to help you put your words down on paper.

Take your poem home or put it on a postcard to be sent to someone who is isolating, alone, or shielding.

We’ll be there between 3-5pm Saturday and Sunday.

Online

Send us a 10 word story about Tooting. Your memories, great loves, favourite places, or biggest adventures. Post them on social media and add the hashtag #funpalacestooting. Or, email them to us and we’ll add them to our gallery.

Find out more about Fun Palaces here (https://funpalaces.co.uk)

06/09/2020|

Young Writers’ Project

Starts 15th September 2020
Tuesdays 6-7pm
Zoom workshops

Interested in writing?

Bounce has established a six month project for six young people to be mentored by professional writers. You can join weekly sessions to develop your craft, receive feedback and development ideas from industry professionals. Your work will be featured in Things to do in a Blackout and the project will be culminate in a showcase of your work, performed by professional actors.

To find out more email louise@bouncetheatre.com

06/09/2020|

Tooting Young Company

Launches October 2020
Tooting

Age 11-14 and want to make creative work?

We are establishing a company of young creatives in Tooting. Company members will work alongside artists to co-create their own work and tell the stories for our times. Delivered in collaboration with Make Spaces Tooting, we are looking for young people interested in art and drama to join us.

To find out more email louise@bouncetheatre.com

06/09/2020|

Winter Stories

This winter, light up the dark and share your stories. We are inviting residents across Kingston to join us and find new ways to tell our stories in our new normal.

Full details to follow.

06/09/2020|

A Christmas Carol

Starts 14th September 2020
5-6pm
Rehearsed and performed via Zoom

“Mankind was my business.”

Join us this winter and bring to life a retelling of A Christmas Carol fit for 2020.

Young people across London will come together to retell a story that reminds us about the importance of caring for each other. There will be a live stream and/or recorded performance of the work for Christmas 2020.

Sign up to be part of The Christmas Carol by completing our Registration Form.

Funded by The Grace Dear Trust.

06/09/2020|

Be Kind

Starts 8th October 2020
Thursdays 4-6pm
Home Cafe, St Andrew’s Earlsfield, Garratt Lane, SW18 4SR

In a world where you can be anything, be kind.

Young people across Earlsfield are joining together to make Be Kind, a socially-distanced exhibition on kindness. Through collage art and storytelling, they will highlight how we care for ourselves, each other, our community, and our environment. Pieces of Be Kind will be displayed in shops in the local area from November-December 2020. The full exhibit will be on display at the Home Cafe during December 2020.

To refer a young person between 11-13 years old please email louise@bouncetheatre.com

Want to make something at home, are you shielding or quarantining? Get involved and download our Be Kind Collage pack. Make art for your home or send it to us to be included in the exhibition. (Available from October 2020)

Funded by Wandsworth Council.

06/09/2020|