Wac Arts Online is now live. Here you’ll find our full programme of free activities which includes everything from poetry workshops to dance classes. Many of the activities are open for the whole family to get involved. To sign up to any of the classes please follow the link to complete a short form and we’ll be in touch with you soon.
There’s no limit to the amount of sessions you can join so sign up to as many as you like.
If you have any further questions please get in touch with our Engagement Officer, Lydia, at Lydia.Entwistle@WacArts.co.uk
We are very excited to be launching our Wac Arts Online programme of activity, but not without first stating how proud we are to stand in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement today and every other day.
It’s important that our voices can still be heard from our homes right now, as we call for social change, justice for the black community and widespread solidarity. If you’d like to create a protest sign at home, you can share with us via the Wac email, or using the #WacProtestFromHome hashtag and we will repost on our socials.
We’ll also be compiling a selection to send to our local MP, Tulip Siddiq. We’ll be selecting a winner for the most original sign who’ll receive a £15 Amazon voucher.
For inspiration we’ve shared work on the Wac Arts instagram by artist Reuben Alghali who digitised protest signs seen at the protest at Parliament Square, London on Sunday 7th of June 2020.
With Noise Solution
Who is it for? Ages 14+
When is it? The programme is running on Tuesdays and Fridays, 1-2pm over 3 weeks, until Tuesday the 8th of Septmeber
Noise Solution will be delivering a Music Tech course where you’ll learn about production including song structure, using FX’s, mixing, arrangement and more. Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.
with Monique Touko
Who is it for? Ages 14+
When is it? Tuesdays 4-5pm, starting Tuesday the 1st September
Need advice on auditioning or monologue selection? Want to ask questions to a professional in the industry? We’ll be hosting drama masterclasses open to all those aged 14+. If you have ideas of topics you’d like to explore let us know via email and we’ll try and include them.
Peer Education Programme
Online mental wellbeing peer programme
Who is it for? Ages 14-18
When is it? Monday 27th July, 2pm-3pm
This is an AQA accredited programme that will take place over 10 weeks. You’ll receive training on how to create a film and then as a group you’ll create your own awareness-raising campaign around mental health which we’ll be sharing with the rest of the Wac Arts community.
Radio Barr Barr
With Ida Barr
Who is it for? The whole family
When is it? The next recording session is Tuesday the 28th of July.
We’re airing a Wac radio show called “Radio Barr Barr” hosted by the icon herself, Ida Barr. The first show will be on Wednesday the 15th of July, and we’re looking for people who’d like to chat to Ida and showcase some of their creative work through a performance – anything from music to a monologue. Sign up below and we’ll be in touch to discuss more.
Brainstorming sessions for Wac Arts Online
Who is it for? Ages 14-26
When is it? The next session is Thursday the 13th of August at 4pm.
Our Youth Voice programme is a monthly online meet-up where we come together to brainstorm ideas for what we’d like to see on Wac Arts Online. We’ll also be taking part in creative activities – in our next session we’ll be creating zines for staying safe online.
11-14 Drama Workshops
With Ayo Olyelami
Who is it for? Ages 11-14
When is it? A 3 week course Wednesdays 3pm-4pm, from the 19th of August to 2nd of September
Improvisational drama workshops for those aged 11-14 led by our Drama tutor, Ayo Olyelami.
If you have a safety concern for yourself or for another person, you can get in touch either anonymously or request a response using our Safeguarding Form.