It is no small thing to be asked to create and perform in your own show in only 5 days.
Moreover, you do not have a script or a story but just a simple question: what does happiness mean to you?
One of our activities was called ‘Feeling Sounds’. It explored playful ways of making sounds and music that aimed to be inclusive of everyone, hearing or deaf. Working in pairs the young people created a ‘score’ by translating what their partner was writing on their back onto a piece of paper.
From these scores we explored what people could see; these things then inspired a musical performance. This included a broken heart and a fly. Looking at the pictures below can you see those things?
Throughout the week we offered different types of workshops allowing each young person to find something they enjoyed, opening up new and different ways for people to express themselves. This included art, drama, photography, film as well as music.
One such activity was called ’10 Great Moments of Happy in History’. An opportunity to celebrate important moments from history, alongside moments of happiness from your own life. See what the young people at Greenwood chose to highlight in the video below.
On Friday 11th of October in front of their peers and 2 local primary schools the young people performed their own, unique version of ‘Happiness’.