Each season we work with schools and community groups to deliver a variety of participation workshops which complement our programme. We also work with local artist practitioners, to deliver independent workshops to fit with the school term. 

Spring Season 2022

We have a wide and inspiring range of Spring workshops available for schools and community groups across January to May and some artists bring workshop opportunities that are just for schools and youth groups. These include drama and dance workshops, theatre devising, creative writing, spoken word and storytelling, animation, music including song-writing skills and composition, mental health and well being. 

Get in touch

If you would like to explore workshop activities and enquire about costs, please contact Kate Halsall (Creative Engagement Officer) at [email protected] to find out more.


  • Circus Skills by Nearly There Yet Theatre – live interactive face to face or online workshops are available. Suitable for KS2. Delivered by Kaveh Rahnama. Workshop availability from Spring Term. 
  • My Minute of Listening Music workshops – Score devising and field recording activities.

Delivered by Kate Halsall. Suitable for KS2 and 3. Workshop availability from Spring Term. 

  • Young Promoter Introduction sessions – Learn about different artforms, artist and other roles in the Arts and create your own event!Suitable for KS2, especially Year 6. Delivered by: Creative Engagement facilitators
  • Gav Cross Storytelling – from Twisted Tales to the Titanic.

Suitable for all school settings, both Primary and Secondary. Gav also offers devising, working with script, set making, reflection, ideal for Year 10s. Delivered by Gav Cross

  • Dusk Notes – Music workshops in found sound, raga and song.

Suitable for all ages, school settings and youth groups, Young Promoters. Delivered by: Supriya Nagarajan and Duncan Chapman. Workshop availability from Spring Term.

  • Kema Kay – Music/Rap workshops or Theatre/Performance skills, from this up and coming young performer from the North East. Suitable for all school settings, Primary and Secondary, youth groups and Young Promoters. Devliered by Kema Sikazwe. Workshop availability from Spring Term, early booking advised.
  • Mariam Rezaei – Music/turntables/DJ/composition workshops from Newcastle University Lecturer in Sonic Art. Mariam is an established performer on the experimental music scene and an experienced workshop leader. These workshops are also suitable for children with learning difficulties. Delivered by two workshop leaders. Suitable for all ages. Workshop availability: January – April, advance booking recommended.
  • In the meantime

    As well as workshops during Spring 2022, we now have some resources available online, for community groups and schools to access. Please see Workshop Resources in the menu. 


Storytelling workshop,Gav Cross, Shap, Cumbria

Dance Residency, Shilbottle, Northumberland 2021

Storytelling workshop, Gav Cross Bowes, County Durham, 2021