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Best Lives Workshops: We’re looking for 10 and 11 years olds to be part of an artwork! Sign up now!

To register your child please click on 'Book Ticket' and fill in the form.
Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

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Do you know a 10 or 11 year old who is creative and imaginative, and looking for cool things to do this summer?

We’re looking for children aged 10 and 11 to be part of Best Lives, a new artwork by artist Alice Theobald which will explore what “living my best life” means at different ages, what influences our views on the kinds of lives we admire, and how we think about success and failure.

Across four artist-led workshops the children will build performance skills, develop characters, respond creatively to made up scenarios, improvise, collaborate, create stories, use their imagination, and most importantly have fun!

Alice, her collaborators, and the group will use play, acting and improvisation to celebrate moments of success and share future dreams, and we’ll also explore where things have been trickier or haven’t gone so well and how these experiences can make us stronger. 

The workshops will take place at MAC Birmingham in Cannon Hill Park, B12 9QH.  

They are free, and lunch, drinks and snacks will be provided and we also have an access budget which can cover travel costs.

Children must be able to attend all four sessions on

  • Wednesday 24 July, 10am – 12.30pm
  • Thursday 25 July, 10am – 12.30pm
  • Wednesday 31 July, 10am – 12.30pm
  • Thursday 1 August, 10am – 12.30pm 

FILMING

The workshops will be filmed by professional filmmakers.

Some of this documentation will be used by Alice in a new film which she is developing over the next six months working with different groups. The film will be shown at MAC Birmingham and Eastside Projects in 2025, and potentially in other art galleries in the future.

Because of this, to take part we will need permission to film your child, and for this material to be used in the final artwork. Please note, we have check-in processes in place during and after the sessions to ensure Alice does not use any material that children or parents/carers are uncomfortable about sharing.

We are running sessions with different groups as part of the project, so anticipate material will be edited together with documentation from other workshops, and additional footage made or found by Alice.

We’re very happy to answer any questions you have. You can contact Ruth Claxton from Eastside Projects on 0121 771 1778 or email her on ruth[at]eastsideprojects.org

You can find out more about Eastside Projects on this website, about our partners MAC Birmingham at www.macbirmingham.co.uk , and about Alice Theobald at www.alicetheobald.party

Sign up by completing our online form HERE.