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Creating with the Cart - Professional Training Opportunity

3 January 2017

Oily Cart is one of the foremost companies in the UK creating theatre specifically for young people with Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities or an Autistic Spectrum Condition. 

In 2017, we will mount a week-long training course in collaboration with Rose Bruford College to introduce the theory and the practice of the company. 

We have organised three highly successful week-long training courses in 2013, 2014 & 2015 to much acclaim from the participants, to get a flavour of what you can expect from the week please click here to view a video from our 2015 summer school.

Not only will you gain a broad understanding of the Oily Cart approach from the founding members of the company, but you will put theory into practice by working hands-on with a group of young people with complex learning disabilities or who are on the autism spectrum. Previously successful applicants for the training have come from Europe and North America as well as the UK, and have included educators, artists and drama and music therapists. All have praised this thorough introduction to the internationally acclaimed Oily Cart multi-sensory and highly interactive method.

This will be a very hands-on course with the participants working with young people from the Linden Lodge Summer Scheme, to create 4 pieces of theatre that will be performed to those young people on the Friday afternoon - although parts will be shown as works in progress as the week goes on.

We shall be resident in Linden Lodge School, a magnificently equipped Special School set in beautiful grounds. This six day training programme, supported by Rose Bruford College, offers participants a unique opportunity to explore Oily Cart's groundbreaking approach to theatre making for people with complex disabilities

To apply please send your CV and covering letter to Tim Webb at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) by 28th April 2017. 

Cost: £550

Place: Linden Lodge, Wimbledon Park, London SW19 6JB

Dates: Monday 24th July - Saturday 29th July 2017

Please note that participants must organise and pay for their own accommodation/travel since this is not included in the costs above.