Can You Hear Me Now? Call-Out

FREE WORKSHOPS FOR SANCTUARY SEEKERS IN CV POSTCODES

Are you a Refugee or Asylum Seeker in Coventry and Warwickshire? Join us to learn new skills, share ideas and have your say.

Stand and Be Counted, the UK’s first Theatre Company of Sanctuary, are delivering free weekly workshops focused on Performance Making and Creative Leadership and Activism.

We’re proud to commission this project with support from Spirit of 2012 and Coventry Refugee and Migrant Centre.

HOW TO APPLY

Read about the two workshops below to decide which one is for you. To apply, email [email protected] saying which one you want to join. There is no formal application process. Alternatively, you can get in touch on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

Workshops begin on Monday 1 March 2021. People who sign up after are still welcome to join us.

Image: A group of people standing in a circle as part of a performance workshop.

Image: A group of people standing in a circle as part of a performance workshop.

Image: Performers sitting on a stage during a post-show talk.

Image: Performers sitting on a stage during a post-show talk.

THE WORKSHOPS

1. PERFORMANCE MAKING

Ever wanted to sing in the street or shout from the rooftops? Want to explore performance, practise English, build confidence and meet new people? Join these exciting, creative workshops designed for you to have your say. Come and help us co-create an adventurous performance, Can You Hear Me Now? for Coventry UK City of Culture 2021 and Refugee Week. No previous performance experience required.

2. CREATIVE LEADERSHIP & ACTIVISM

Join us for weekly workshops focused on public speaking and campaigning skills. Together we will explore strategies to build confidence, organise, network and prepare presentations for events and conferences. We want to work with you to ensure you are best placed to lead on conversations in which you have lived experience.

ACCESS INFORMATION

To begin with, workshops will take place on Zoom, in line with government restrictions. There will be translators at every session. As restrictions ease, workshops may also take place in person.

If you have any physical or financial barriers that could prevent you from accessing weekly Zoom workshops, let us know and we’ll see how we can help.

For workshops that take place in person, we can support you with travel expenses, food and childcare.