About HAF: Playmaking

Join us Monday 12th August - Thursday 22nd August 10am - 2pm for Playmaking!

In our Summer HAF Playmaking group, 15 participants will build their own theatre company and devise their own play, using a well-known story for inspiration.

Every day we will have free, delicious snacks and lunches from our friends at FarmEd and the Branch, and all activity will be led by our professional director Sophie Beckinsale & support facilitator Vivi Bayliss.

The Playmaking group will devise their own play, working with a script and focusing on voice and movement, as well as creative, team-building games and exercises to build a theatre company. In week two the group will integrate with our Stage Magic group to introduce the element of puppetry and technical work on our stage.

On Wednesday 21st August, the company will perform their play on stage at the Theatre, fully resourced with lighting and sound, in front of an audience of parents, carers, siblings and friends all here to celebrate their hard work!

Then on Thursday we will all head to Chippy Lido for a fun day of arts, craft, feasting and of course some fun swimming in the pool with the Lido’s specialist swim instructors and life guards.

We then invite all HAF participants to join us with their families on Friday 23rd August for a free Family Swim session and BBQ together – please book separately.


Please note that HAF projects are funded by Oxfordshire County Council and are available only to students entitled to free school meals. To book your child’s place please contact Head of Community, Clare O’Hara with any questions at [email protected].

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