She Productions have delivered an innovative course that helps unemployed people build skills and confidence in Beverley.
Called Finding Your Voice, organisers say the course helps to build a number of skills. These include confidence, communication, social and creative skills.
Lasting three weeks the course ends with a performance on stage at East Riding Theatre in front of an audience.
Annie Kirkman, from She Productions, said:
“She Productions believe that drama is not just about being an actor. Exercises we use within our outreach programmes are designed to develop life skills. We do this by building trust, challenging social expectations and also commending courage.”
“We are also constantly adapting our workshops to who we are working with. This particular group has inspired us to not only think about finding your voice but also finding you.”
Research shows that by participating in drama above all helps people to think outside the box. Studies have also shown that by taking part performing art it helps with releasing stress.
Jackie Langley from the council says she has seen first hand the positive impact performing arts have on people. She said;
“We are always looking at creative ways that we can help our clients in the East Riding to overcome barriers to moving on in life and work.”
“Working in partnership and offering creative subjects, like drama, we believe help people to get out of their comfort zone.”
“Often we see clients with pretty emotional stories and backgrounds are exhilarated after taking part in these workshops. People with a renewed sense of purpose also have a much more positive outlook for what lies ahead.”
She Productions Course Helps People Get A Start In Life
Support is not just designed to help people find work. The council say it also helps them to move on in life making their future brighter in the long term.
Anyone wanting to find out more can do so by calling the Beverley Adult Learning Centre on 01482 887670.