Report on Workshop at The Octagon Theatre 5.12.15 10am - 12pm

This workshop was led by Elizabeth Newman, the Artistic Director of The Octagon, who worked with twenty BIWP participants whose languages included Russian, Albanian, Polish, Arabic and Urdu. They looked at what makes a story, at the ideas involved in plot and the nature of protagonists and heroes amongst other things. The children of the participants were involved in activities led by James and Gaye.

After a break we were all given a tour of the theatre and saw many of the props from The BFG production. We also met some of the actors and the backstage crew. This was a very different activity from our usual ones and further cemented the relationship between The Octagon and BIWP.