British Caribbean theatre company offers free workshops for young people in Wandsworth

Published: Tuesday, December 6, 2016 9:07 AM
StrongBack Productions is running a series of free workshop StrongBack Productions is running a series of free workshop

StrongBack Productions is running a series of free workshops for young people to learn about the lives of young Caribbean men who fought in World War One and the world they found themselves in.


Why did young men living thousands of miles from Britain decide to volunteer to fight for King and Country? What action did they see in Europe and Africa? How did the war change their attitudes to King and Country? And after the war what did the future hold for them when they returned to the Caribbean?


These free workshops are for young people (15-22) who want to learn more about an era which was the pre-cursor to modern Britain’s multiculturalism. Participants will be encouraged to use their creativity to bring history to life for the public by creating the content for six exhibition panels (written information and historical photographs) and digital content for an accompanying website (written information, photographs, audio and video). Participants will be given training in how to create the audio and video content using a variety of technical equipment (mobile phones, tablets, video cameras).


The workshops are for young people who would like to use their creativity to bring history alive on a project about Caribbean soldiers who fought in World War One.



Info: Visit the StrongBack Productions website for more information | The workshops will be held at Caius House Youth Centre, 2 Holman Road, Battersea, London, SW11 3RL. All workshops run from 6-8pm on the following dates:



Workshop 1 Wednesday, 30th November 2016 Workshop 4 Wednesday, 4th January 2017
Workshop 2 Wednesday, 7th December 2016 Workshop 5 Wednesday, 11th Janaury 2017
Workshop 3 Wednesday, 14th December 2016 Workshop 6 Wednesday, 18th Janaury 2017

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