55+

Summer Term

Wednesday 26 April - Friday 7 July 2017

Courses £60 for 10 sessions (unless indicated otherwise)

Details

Nottingham Playhouse and Theatre Royal & Royal Concert Hall have joined forces to expand our offer for the over 55s. During the Summer Term we have courses in Creative Writing, Dance, Drama, Song Writing and more, all in a relaxed and social setting.

All courses run during term time and there are no sessions at either venue on week commencing 29 May.

Courses at Nottingham Playhouse

All Nottingham Playhouse courses are entry level, no experience necessary – all are welcome.

Readers’ Group

Wednesdays from 11am – 12:30pm
26 April – 5 July
£60

A chance to explore some of the greatest plays ever written, in a friendly and sociable group. We’ll be looking at key scenes, delving into the lives of the characters and how the writer creates the setting and the plot.
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Dance

Wednesdays from 11am – 12:30pm
26 April – 5 July
£60

A fun, lively and friendly contemporary dance session for those aged over 55 who want to learn new skills, keep active and make new friends. Run by Local Dance Artist and Practitioner Karla Henry back by popular demand!
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Creative Writing

Wednesdays from 1.30pm – 3pm
26 April – 5 July
£60

Course Facilitator: Cathy Grindrod, an award-winning Derbyshire writer of poetry, plays and memoir, and an experienced facilitator, specialising in writing for well being.

We will write together, share our writing, talk about the writing process, read other writers, and generally have fun. No previous experience of writing is necessary so come along and have a go!
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Mixed Media Art

Wednesdays from 1.30pm – 3pm
26 April – 5 July
£60

Mixed Media Art is all about freedom, creative expression and experimentation. Developing your knowledge of a variety of inking, stamping, stencilling, collaging and doodling techniques, artist, Sarah Manton will help you to create a truly unique handmade art journal, filled with texture and images, connecting your inner soul with the outer world.
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Courses at the Royal Concert Hall

*Starred courses take place in the Len Maynard Suite in the Royal Concert Hall please be aware that access involves some stairs.

Creative Writing*

Thursdays from 10.30am – 12.45pm
27 April – 7 July
10 sessions includes Live at Lunch performance
£60
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Creative Writing

Fridays 10.30am – 12.45pm
28 April – 7 July
10 sessions includes Live at Lunch performance
£60

In these sessions you will be participating in inspiring writing exercises, discussion of writing by established authors and will have an opportunity to share work in a supportive group environment. Writers of all genres and levels of experience are welcome to come along and develop new material. For the last half of the term, the group will be working towards a public sharing of their writing at a Live at Lunch event on 7 July in the Theatre Royal Foyer.
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Dance

Fridays 28 April – 23 June (8 sessions)
10.30am – 12pm OR 12.30pm – 2pm
£48

Our movement class combines gentle ballet and contemporary technique and will improve your strength, balance and fitness in a social and friendly environment. Sessions are led by professional dance artiste Caroline Burn.

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Drama*

Fridays 28 April – 30 June (9 sessions)
1.30pm – 3.30pm
£54

Enjoy working with others to develop confidence and build skills in a fun and supportive theatrical environment. Learn acting and directing techniques through exploring classic and contemporary texts and create original pieces of theatre through a variety of devising processes and styles. As a part of the course, we will be focusing on the contemporary approach to staging the upcoming production of Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time.
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Song Writing & Performance*

Fridays: 28 April, 12 & 26 May, 9 & 23 June (5 sessions)
10am -12.30pm
£34

The course will explore lyric writing, how to create melodies and harmony, how to put it all together and walk away with finished and recorded songs. This will all happen within a supportive creative environment. No prior musical training is necessary but if you play an instrument (at any level) then why not bring it along!
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If you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch with Laura Rutty at Nottingham Playhouse or Caroline Pope at TRCH.

Dates & Times

55+ - Wed 26 Apr 11:00am Wed 26 Apr 11:00am Dance or Readers' Group (NP)
55+ - Wed 26 Apr 1:30pm Wed 26 Apr 1:30pm Creative Writing or Mixed Media Art (NP)
55+ - Thu 27 Apr 10:30am Thu 27 Apr 10:30am Creative Writing (TRCH)
55+ - Fri 28 Apr 10:30am Fri 28 Apr 10:30am Creative Writing (TRCH)
55+ - Fri 28 Apr 10:30am Fri 28 Apr 10:30am Dance (TRCH)
55+ - Fri 28 Apr 10:30am Fri 28 Apr 10:30am Song Writing & Performance (TRCH)
55+ - Fri 28 Apr 1:30pm Fri 28 Apr 1:30pm Drama (TRCH)
55+ - Wed 3 May 11:00am Wed 3 May 11:00am Dance or Readers' Group (NP)
55+ - Wed 3 May 1:30pm Wed 3 May 1:30pm Creative Writing or Mixed Media Art (NP)
55+ - Thu 4 May 10:30am Thu 4 May 10:30am Creative Writing (TRCH)
55+ - Fri 5 May 10:30am Fri 5 May 10:30am Creative Writing (TRCH)
55+ - Fri 5 May 10:30am Fri 5 May 10:30am Dance (TRCH)
55+ - Fri 5 May 1:30pm Fri 5 May 1:30pm Drama (TRCH)
55+ - Wed 10 May 11:00am Wed 10 May 11:00am Dance or Readers' Group (NP)
55+ - Wed 10 May 1:30pm Wed 10 May 1:30pm Creative Writing or Mixed Media Art (NP)
55+ - Thu 11 May 10:30am Thu 11 May 10:30am Creative Writing (TRCH)
55+ - Fri 12 May 10:30am Fri 12 May 10:30am Creative Writing (TRCH)
55+ - Fri 12 May 10:30am Fri 12 May 10:30am Dance (TRCH)
55+ - Fri 12 May 10:30am Fri 12 May 10:30am Song Writing & Performance (TRCH)
55+ - Fri 12 May 1:30pm Fri 12 May 1:30pm Drama (TRCH)
55+ - Wed 17 May 11:00am Wed 17 May 11:00am Dance or Readers' Group (NP)
55+ - Wed 17 May 1:30pm Wed 17 May 1:30pm Creative Writing or Mixed Media Art (NP)
55+ - Thu 18 May 10:30am Thu 18 May 10:30am Creative Writing (TRCH)
55+ - Fri 19 May 10:30am Fri 19 May 10:30am Creative Writing (TRCH)
55+ - Fri 19 May 10:30am Fri 19 May 10:30am Dance (TRCH)
55+ - Fri 19 May 1:30pm Fri 19 May 1:30pm Drama (TRCH)
55+ - Wed 24 May 11:00am Wed 24 May 11:00am Dance or Readers' Group (NP)
55+ - Wed 24 May 1:30pm Wed 24 May 1:30pm Creative Writing or Mixed Media Art (NP)
55+ - Thu 25 May 10:30am Thu 25 May 10:30am Creative Writing (TRCH)
55+ - Fri 26 May 10:30am Fri 26 May 10:30am Creative Writing (TRCH)
55+ - Fri 26 May 10:30am Fri 26 May 10:30am Dance (TRCH)
55+ - Fri 26 May 10:30am Fri 26 May 10:30am Song Writing & Performance (TRCH)
55+ - Fri 26 May 1:30pm Fri 26 May 1:30pm Drama (TRCH)
55+ - Wed 31 May 11:00am Wed 31 May 11:00am Dance or Readers' Group (NP)
55+ - Wed 31 May 1:30pm Wed 31 May 1:30pm Creative Writing or Mixed Media Art (NP)
55+ - Thu 1 Jun 10:30am Thu 1 Jun 10:30am Creative Writing (TRCH)
55+ - Fri 2 Jun 10:30am Fri 2 Jun 10:30am Creative Writing (TRCH)
55+ - Fri 2 Jun 10:30am Fri 2 Jun 10:30am Dance (TRCH)
55+ - Fri 2 Jun 1:30pm Fri 2 Jun 1:30pm Drama (TRCH)
55+ - Wed 7 Jun 11:00am Wed 7 Jun 11:00am Dance or Readers' Group (NP)
55+ - Wed 7 Jun 1:30pm Wed 7 Jun 1:30pm Creative Writing or Mixed Media Art (NP)
55+ - Thu 8 Jun 10:30am Thu 8 Jun 10:30am Creative Writing (TRCH)
55+ - Fri 9 Jun 10:30am Fri 9 Jun 10:30am Creative Writing (TRCH)
55+ - Fri 9 Jun 10:30am Fri 9 Jun 10:30am Dance (TRCH)
55+ - Fri 9 Jun 10:30am Fri 9 Jun 10:30am Song Writing & Performance (TRCH)
55+ - Fri 9 Jun 1:30pm Fri 9 Jun 1:30pm Drama (TRCH)
55+ - Wed 14 Jun 11:00am Wed 14 Jun 11:00am Dance or Readers' Group (NP)
55+ - Wed 14 Jun 1:30pm Wed 14 Jun 1:30pm Creative Writing or Mixed Media Art (NP)
55+ - Thu 15 Jun 10:30am Thu 15 Jun 10:30am Creative Writing (TRCH)
55+ - Fri 16 Jun 10:30am Fri 16 Jun 10:30am Creative Writing (TRCH)
55+ - Fri 16 Jun 10:30am Fri 16 Jun 10:30am Dance (TRCH)
55+ - Fri 16 Jun 1:30pm Fri 16 Jun 1:30pm Drama (TRCH)
55+ - Wed 21 Jun 11:00am Wed 21 Jun 11:00am Dance or Readers' Group (NP)
55+ - Wed 21 Jun 1:30pm Wed 21 Jun 1:30pm Creative Writing or Mixed Media Art (NP)
55+ - Thu 22 Jun 10:30am Thu 22 Jun 10:30am Creative Writing (TRCH)
55+ - Fri 23 Jun 10:30am Fri 23 Jun 10:30am Creative Writing (TRCH)
55+ - Fri 23 Jun 10:30am Fri 23 Jun 10:30am Dance (TRCH)
55+ - Fri 23 Jun 10:30am Fri 23 Jun 10:30am Song Writing & Performance (TRCH)
55+ - Fri 23 Jun 1:30pm Fri 23 Jun 1:30pm Drama (TRCH)
55+ - Tue 27 Jun 10:30am Tue 27 Jun 10:30am Creative Writing (TRCH)
55+ - Wed 28 Jun 11:00am Wed 28 Jun 11:00am Dance or Readers' Group (NP)
55+ - Wed 28 Jun 1:30pm Wed 28 Jun 1:30pm Creative Writing or Mixed Media Art (NP)
55+ - Thu 29 Jun 10:30am Thu 29 Jun 10:30am Creative Writing (TRCH)
55+ - Fri 30 Jun 10:30am Fri 30 Jun 10:30am Creative Writing (TRCH)
55+ - Fri 30 Jun 1:30pm Fri 30 Jun 1:30pm Drama (TRCH)
55+ - Wed 5 Jul 11:00am Wed 5 Jul 11:00am Dance or Readers' Group (NP)
55+ - Wed 5 Jul 1:30pm Wed 5 Jul 1:30pm Creative Writing or Mixed Media Art (NP)
55+ - Fri 7 Jul 10:30am Fri 7 Jul 10:30am Creative Writing (TRCH)

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