|We are looking for volunteer MIDAS drivers to help us transport young people out of the City of Southampton to the New Forest to support their involvement in this project and their health and wellbeing.|
We would also particularly be keen to enage with volunteers with a strong interest in climate change and environmental sustainability.
NEW CLIMATE CHANGE THEATRE & SCIENCE PROJECT
A unique & exciting opportunity to work with scientists and teachers at LifeLab (University of Southampton) and local theatre company Theatre for Life to explore the impact of climate change in our communities.
Open to 14-21 year olds, we are particularly keen to engage with young people with long term health and mental health conditions and young carers.
Equipped with the science behind climate change, you will then have the opportunity to apply your knowledge and understanding in three outdoor locations:
New Forest National Park
Working with Theatre for Life and environmentalists in each location, you will work as a theatre company to devise, write and perform impactful theatre around the imminent climate crisis.
During the May Half term you will rehearse your devised plays through site specific theatre in the forest, beach and the City of Southampton to demonstrate how communities can work together to take action and protect our planet. You will be performing the outdoor theatre pieces on the 4th and 5th June as part of World Environment Day.
WHAT DOES THE PROJECT INVOLVE?
Working with other young people you will collaboratively create site specific and immersive theatre experiences for audiences in the New Forest, Beach and the City of Southampton.
This means we will be changing locations throughout the project delivery, working onsite in different environments to capture the impact of the climate crisis within our communities. All our locations will have an indoor space to keep us warm as we enter into the Winter months with toilet and access facilities.
Please see attached a provisional timetable.
Please note we are still communicating with our partners to arrange locations, we will email you all location updates accordingly.
Details for our first session –
Date: 27th November
We will book indoor spaces to support the outdoor exploratory and creative work as a weather contingency and for toilet facilities / access needs.
*We can provide travel bursaries upon request, for further information please
About this service
Theatre for Life CIC
- Locations available: Citywide