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A Tooting Performed Story Walk: Sir Oaian and The Lady of the Well

In collaboration with Story Streams and based on an evolution of community walks inspired by the Transition Tooting Wellbeing Walk
May 5, 2014 A Tooting Performed Story Walk: Sir Owain and The Lady of The Well. The walk began from two locations- 2 story-telling teams led each walk. The 2 walks  convergeg in Tooting Bec common, where they become 1 walk and led by another team. 

Walk a) stared at 1pm- Balham Boxing Club- Tooting Bec Common Triangle, by the old 1 O’clock Club Triangle Place, Tooting Bec Common, end of Cavendish Rd, London 
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Walk b) started at 1pm- Sprout Community Gallery 74 Moyser Road
SW16
Tickets were £5 per family or £2 each  include complimentary mask. 

http://wandsworthartsfestival.com/2014/event/a-tooting-performed-story-walk-sir-owain-and-the-lady-of-the-well

500 peoplef joined us on a magical walk led by 2 professional storytellers: June Peters and Jamie Crawford. From ‘transformed’ Sprout Gallery, and the Balham Triangle Boxing Club, we wove our way along the streets to Tooting Bec Common, listening to an Arthurian tale, encountering characters, art, pop up experiences from the story, made in outreach workshops before and by our partners such as Body Action Campaign, Chestnut Grove School, TTT and Young Voices Choir. participants Joined Fanshen’s interactive games compendium, the Apple Cart during the walk and enjoyed a picnic for the final installment and the fire eating finale! The walk sought to capture and build people’s imagination so they could better understand the complexities of personal wellbeing and sustainability

100's joined workshops to make the objects, costumes and props we used on the walk to make this story come alive in workshops below

Drop- in Participatory Workshops (£3 donations)

SEE PHOTOGRAPHS OF WORKSHOPS BELOW

WORKSHOPS

These workshops were designed for local people to make things for the walk, and also understand how to nurture children's wellbeing at the same time! Ythey were asked to leave some of the things you make to add to the walk, pr bring them with them to wear, carry or use!. These workshops introduced human resilience, or the capacity of people to bounce back after experiencing difficulties, challenges and hard times. The concepts were underpinned by extensive psychological research and evidence. Storytelling and Arts activities in each workshop aimed to bring the understanding  to life- thereby teaching its key messages through participatory, auditory, visual and kinaesthetic methods. Participants learned simple techniques that they can use as a fmily to boost resilience. Different themes were addressed in each workshop.

All workshops were run by local, experienced artists or designers with expertise in running participatory groups with children, young people and adults.

Family Arts and Happiness Workshops
Adults learned how to play a vital role nurturing resilience through fun arts based activities, which they could easily do at home. This series of 5 sessions were linked to the Story Walk.

1. Look on The Bright Side
Learn with your child useful ways to address adversity using children’s books and art, making medieval gratitude scrolls, finding out why Kindness counts and making positive memory boxes.

Mon 7th April 2014, 10:30- 12:30pm
1 session 0-13 years + Mums/ Dads/ Carers
Tooting Library, 75 Mitcham Rd, London SW17

2. Emotions are Useful
Understand a bit about why we have different emotions and why they are useful to us,  listening to specially chosen stories, working with colour and making 3D sculptural 

Mon 7th April 2014, 2:00- 4:00pm
1 session 0-13 years + Mums/ Dads/ Carers
Tooting Library, 75 Mitcham Rd, London SW17

3. Be Brave
Be brave to do good things! making brave lion masks and foam knight swords, and understanding how courage can help individual growth.

Monday 14th April 2014, 2:00-4.00 pm
1 session 0-13 years + Mums/ Dads/ Carers
Tooting Library, 75 Mitcham Rd, London SW17

4. Positive relationships & Humour
Understanding wellbeing is about being connected to others and humour helps cushion bad times, making and decorating simple puppets, court jester’s hats, shaking sticks and masks..

Tues 15th April 2014, 3:30- 5:30pm
1 session 0-13 years + Mums/ Dads/ Carers
Mushkil Aasaan, 222 Upper Tooting Rd, London SW17

5. Winners!
How to support children to think about working hard and effort. Learn positive praise to support achievement.making and decorating horse puppets, a large horse prop & scenery, attacing personal goal ideas to the outcomes

Weds 16th April 2014, 1:00- 5:00pm
1 session 0-13 years Mums/ Dads/ Carers
Mushkil Aasaan, 222 Upper Tooting Rd, London SW17

Art and Making Workshops at Sprout Community Arts

6. Courage- Make lion and Dragon cloth and paper collages
Wednesday 24th April 3-5p.m
1 session 5-14 years + Mums/ Dads/ Carers
74 Moyser Road SW16 6SP

7. Winners- Hobby Horses and Knights flags
Thursday 25th April 3-5p.m.
1 session 5-14 years + Mums/ Dads/ Carers
74 Moyser Road SW16 6SP

8. Story Telling Workkshop
Saturday 26th April 10-1pm
1 session 5-14 years + Mums/ Dads/ Carers
74 Moyser Road SW16 6SP

9. Black Knight and Animal Placards
Saturday 26th April 2-4 pm
1 session 5-14 years + Mums/ Dads/ Carers
74 Moyser Road SW16 6SP

10. Creating celebration poles for Pageant
Thursday 1st May 3-5p.m
1 session 5-14 years Mums/ Dads/ Carers
74 Moyser Road SW16 6SP

11. Story Telling Workshop
Saturday 3rd May 10-1pm
1 session 5-14 years + Mums/ Dads/ Carers
74 Moyser Road SW16 6SP

12. FanSHEN- The Apple Cart Workshop
Saturday 3rd May 2- 5pm
1 session 5-14 years + Mums/ Dads/ Carers
74 Moyser Road SW16 6SP

This set of workshops is funded by Wandsworth Family Learning and Body Action Campaign, please note that they are planned so that adult carers work collaboratively with their children.


10. The Apple Cart
FanSHEN Theatre
This is an unruly compendium of three-dimensional games for families, people who like to laugh and people who'd like things to be a bit different. It's lucky dip meets Crystal Maze: pick one of the apples to choose yourself a short interactive experience - will it be something old, something new, something made-up or something true?
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Tooting Bec Common event field (by the changing room car- park)
No need to book but info from: www.fanshen.org.uk @fanshentheatre | #applecart


Six students from Ashcroft Academy, Putney, won £3000 from the Youth Philanthropic Initiative (YPI) for Body Action Campaign charity to run some of these workshops.
 

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