Calling all creative young people in Sheffield: get involved in Future Makers '20!
Running on Saturdays in February and March 2020, Future Makers in a series of fun, free workshops for 14-to-19-year-olds, giving you chance to learn theatre and filmmaking tips from professionals. Set up four years ago in response to the lack of free film and theatre classes for young people in the city, Future Makers is all about investing in the next generation of theatre and film makers. It's presented by the forward-thinking Sheffield-based theatre company Third Angel and the ever exciting Theatre Deli, alongside Sheffield Hallam Uni.
There's no previous experience required – just an enthusiasm for film, theatre or just getting creative and trying something new. As well as getting hands-on and learning lots of practical tips – from writing to special effects to stage combat – you'll also gain an insight into how the film and theatre industries work, directly from people who have years of experience working in them.
Places are limited but you can apply for as many workshops as you like. Third Angel especially encourages applications from people who live in areas where household incomes are generally low, or who haven't been involved in drama or film activities outside of school before. They're also offering the chance for 10 young people to complete their Bronze Arts Award alongside Future Makers ’20 (it's like Duke of Edinburgh but for the arts).
Applications are now open – the closing date is Friday 17th January at 5pm.
If you need a little more convincing, here's some feedback from a previous Future Makers participant: “I loved every part of the workshop, it provided a space for me to ask questions about the industry I thought were silly and had never asked. It made what I often think of a very closed industry seem open and accessible.”
Saturday 8th February – Acting for Stage & Screen (Theatre Deli)
Saturday 15th February – Lighting Design for Stage (Theatre Deli)
Saturday 22nd February – Make a Movie: Cinematography (Theatre Deli)
Saturday 29th February – Make a Movie: Editing (Sheffield Hallam University)
Saturday 7th March – Stage Combat (Theatre Deli)
Saturday 14th March – Theatre & Film Design (Theatre Deli)
Saturday 21st March – Special Effects Makeup (Theatre Deli)
Saturday 28th March – Writing for Stage (Theatre Deli)
Get to know Third Angel better with this interview from our Meet the Locals archives.