Time London Identity is a series of free workshops that connect LGBTQIA+ young people with innovative LGBTQIA+ professional artists and the performance perspectives that fuel them.
What can I expect?
This year Time London Identity will focus on Reimagining and Reinventing as a queer practice. How do we change the stories and narratives around us?
Guided by the interests of the group, we might look at news stories, fairy tales, tarot cards or something else entirely. How can we break different texts and other sources down and rebuild them to create performance?
During each workshop group members will be invited to play, create, connect and dive into an exciting new practice or technique. There’s no final performance, outcome or expectation, the workshops are just about the magic in the process of creating and discovering a spark or connection, potentially for the first time, in a relaxed and friendly space.
Across the five weeks you will find your creative voice, learn about performance as well as writing for performance. The sessions will also incorporate spoken word techniques including building metaphors, building figurative language and learning how to create found poetry.
Who will lead the workshop?
The sessions will be lead by Linden McMahon, a writer, performer, teaching artist, and nature connection facilitator. Linden will be joined by a dedicated pastoral support worker who will ensure the wellbeing of the group and will be available for 1-2-1s throughout the programme.
Who can take part?
The sessions are open to all 18-25-year olds who live in London and identify as LGBTQIA+, no previous knowledge or experience of theatre or performance is required.
Omnibus Theatre can cover the cost of a return bus journey for each group member for every session attended on presentation of receipts, up to a value of £3.30 per session.