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A Workshop for Creative Facilitators at Belfast Children’s Festival

Belfast Children’s Festival begins very shortly!

It’s a packed programme with a huge variety of fantastic events and experiences for our younger audiences. But did you know that there are some events just for grown-ups (who are involved, or interested in, creating performances for children)?

TheatreNI, in partnership with Young at Art, are excited to present a workshop with Eilidh MacAskill  which will bring drama practitioners, artists, and actors together to examine messages around gender and sexuality that we put across through the work we make for children.

Eilidh MacAskill is a Glasgow-based live artist creating solo performance work and collaborative projects as artistic director of Fish and Game. She is also a freelance performer, dramaturg, and facilitator.

The Belfast Children’s Festival workshop, taking place at the MAC on the 8 March, gives participants the chance to find out more about her practice and the discoveries she has been making in her role as research artist leading on Gendersaurus Rex, a major new project exploring gender, sexuality, queerness and difference in children’s performance supported by Imaginate.

The workshop will provide a space to open the discussion with artists/makers/practitioners involved in, or thinking about, making work for children on how all this connects with performance for children, past and future.

This workshop will benefit both those who have some experience exploring this within their work for children, and those who are beginning to ask the question ‘what are we saying about gender/sexuality within the work we are making’.

This is a practical workshop with an emphasis on sharing experience.  No need to worry if you are not a performer.

Book your place on Eilidh MacAskill’s Workshop, the MAC, 8 March 2016 (1.30am-4.30pm)

  • £15/£7 – please note that TheatreNI members and students are eligible for the cheaper rate. Proof of eligibility may be required.
  • For further information and to book, visit Young at Art’s website.

This is one of two events on at the Belfast Children’s Festival programme which is presented by TheatreNI in association with Young at Art.

“What is ‘Normal’ Childhood?” is a day-long event (incorporating live performances, exhibition tours and discussions) examining concepts of childhood taking place on the 9 March 2016. Read more

Read more about Eilidh MacAskill