Plays Days with Tyrrel Jones and Jan Blake 16 September 9.30-4.30pm



We’re  delighted to announce our long-awaited Play Days! Moments where creative people from all disciplines come together to explore, share fun and food, and inspire one another. Play Days are for any creative person living or working in Bradford.

WHEN: Thursday 16 September, 9.30am-4.30pm 

WHERE: Keighley Creative, Old Sunwin House, Hanover Street,
Keighley, West Yorkshire, BD21 3QJ

You must register your interest below, by Wednesday 15 September at 5pm.  We will then select 12 participants at random. We expect a high demand for Play Days, so will try our best to accommodate people on at least one of the events. 

Note: Play Days are in-person  events in locations across Bradford – hurray! We’re sorry that it won’t be practical to join in a Play Day online.
We will provide all attendees with information and guidance about Covid and any restrictions before you arrive, including whether masks need to be worn, how we will manage social distancing, etc. If you have any concerns or questions, just let us know hello@bdproducinghub.co.uk

We’ve waited long enough- LETS PLAY!

Bursaries, Access Costs and Travel

We can provide bursaries, access and travel costs to enable you to attend our sessions. Please let us know in the registration form.

Bursaries are a contribution towards your time to help you attend when you might otherwise be working. You can claim £50 per day.

Access Costs are for additional costs you have to pay to enable you to attend, things that other people might not have to cover, such as disability support, translation, or childcare. If you have any access needs to take part, please get in touch straight away to tell us what you need and we will do our best to support you.

Travel Costs are to help you with the costs of travel to our events, using public transport. We do not means-test or ask you to prove that you need this financial support, but we need to agree in advance what costs we will cover (wherever possible), and will ask you to provide receipts to claim costs back from us. We can reimburse your travel costs for the sessions on standard class public transport (bus or train) – you will have to provide us with a receipt, so please keep hold of this. If you need to take a taxi, please get in touch with us as we’ll need to approve this in advance.

Narrative Gamification with Tyrrel Jones

How do we gamify narrative for live experiences? This session is for anyone interested in making interactive narrative. This workshop will draw on my experiences working on various interactive experiments some live, some digital over the past few years and a lockdown spent playing table-top role player games. Each participant will be invited to retell a short well-known story in an interactive format, for an audience of one. The session will focus on narrative structure, audience dilemma and playful discovery. We may also explore political implications of audience dilemmas as in the recent collaboration on SBC Theatre’s Have YourPassport Ready.

Storytelling with Jan Blake

This session is for anyone interested in telling stories and looking at different approaches to incorporating storytelling into their work.

Jan Blake is one of the leading storytellers, and has been performing worldwide for over thirty years. Specialising in stories from Africa and the Caribbean she has a well earned reputation for dynamic and generous storytelling. Highlights include being resident storyteller at Hay Festival, curating Shakespeare’s Stories, in conjunction with the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, and touring the award-winning The Old Woman, the Buffalo, and the Lion of Manding about the Malian hero king Sundiata Keita. 

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