In Collaboration

19 Apr—17 May 2021 / Online


Date: 19 Apr—17 May 2021

Cost: £60 for all four sessions

Details: 10.30 to 12

Location: Having fun Creating



Run by: Helen Chadwick

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In Collaboration, with Helen Chadwick and Barbara Gellhorn, is for those dreaming up a new idea or project who would like support to manifest their vision and to consider what collaborators they need. We’ll be working in small groups, reflecting and planning with support from other creators and from two long term collaborators. We’ll see how we experience short collaborative experiences as well as looking at how we make, who we need to work with and what supports creativity and collaboration. There’ll be an emphasis also on moving our project or event forwards between sessions.
  • How can I move my project forwards?
  • What are the next steps?
  • Who do I need beside me?
  • What do I need?
  • What does collaboration mean to me?
  • What do I want from it?
  • How can I better collaborate?
  • How can I best support myself and others?
  • How can I turn difficulties into opportunities?

Even for a solo show we need a team. We need people who understand our vision and enhance it. We need those who make a team happier, just by their presence. Who are those people for each of us and for each project?

Barbara and Helen worked together for many years in acapella group KITE, and also in Helen’s development periods at the National Theatre Studio and the Royal Opera House. Later, Barbara collaborated on all of Helen’s song-theatre projects, sometimes as performer or in the developmental stage, other times as music director, but in whatever capacity she has always worked alongside Helen to manifest and discover the latest dream, be it a show, an album, a lighting state, a sound mix, a concert, a set list, a recording or a team. Even this last fortnight they have been collaborating on the order for a new album. The workshop is a chance to develop a project and explore who you want to accompany you on it. For a group of 9 to 15 people.

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The photograph is of our concert programme Songs from the Hidden Continent.