Spoken Word Workshop with Kate Fox

Sunday 30th April 2017, 6.00-7.30pm in Jarman Studio 1 (Buy Tickets)

£7.50, £5 Conc.  20% off when you buy tickets to three or more events.

Stand up Poet and Radio 4 regular Kate Fox presents a spoken word workshop for autistic people aged 16+. Kate will share top tips and techniques for writing and performing spoken word poetry. She has written about her own autistic traits, mainly via the medium of Dr Who. This practical workshop will involve writing exercises and exercises and games to help you gain confidence in performing your own work.

Positive Triggers


Negative Triggers

Total Black out (audience): No

What is the audience lighting level?: No

Flashing Lights or strobe: No

Loud sounds/noises (inc. music): No

Repetitive noises: No

Drums: No

High-pitched tones: No

Unexpected sounds (eg. Crash): No

Is there background sound/music: No

Interactivity and Participation

Workshop activity: Yes

Are participants required to…

Walk around: Yes

Undertake directed movement: Yes

Read: No

Draw: No

Construct things: No

Paint: No

Sing: No

Participate in pairs or groups with others: Yes, and to write

If participants are expected to use materials (eg: markers, pencils, scissors) what are these materials: Pen and paper

If the activity is targeted towards this demographic, is it okay for a parent or carer to support children in participation: N/A

If a child is slower in their movements than other children, is there a capacity for that child to have a turn to participate: N/A

Attention Span Information

Show duration: 90 mins

Is there an intermission: If needed.

Do the audience need to sit in one place during the show: No

Is it okay for audience members to make a noise/move around during the show (ie: a relaxed performance): Yes

Is there an introduction and if so how long is it: No

Senses, Emotions and Effects

Does your workshop have any distinctive smells: No

Does your workshop have any other special effects (eg: smoke machine, bubbles etc): No

Does your workshop involve exploring any textures, and if so please specify: No

Are balloons used in your workshop: No

Will anyone within the workshops express anger: Possibly

To what extent is your workshop dialogue driven: Very

Are there any props in the workshop that you think potential audience members should know about that have not already been mentioned: No