Women in Prison New Beginnings Art Awards September 2020 - exhibition runs until #Nov29th

#TheLightBox #WomensSupportCentreWoking present their #10th New Beginnings Art Awards

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With the extra restrictions imposed on women in prison and outside due to the pandemic, many incredible works have been made for this 10th year of the awards. Please see the exhibits via the link below.

The Women's Support Centre aims to prevent women from coming into contact with the Criminal Justice System by promoting participation and achievement in the arts. This motivates, inspires, and helps women to develop the skills needed to lead a more positive life. This year's theme is 'Looking Through a Different Lens'.
Actress #ThandieNewton was the guest speaker at the online ceremony.

#Playreading sessions for the #over50's start on Thursday #October15th at #2pm.

Come and join the playreading group to have fun reading together - some short plays, some scenes, some longer plays.

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We're reading #TheImportanceofBeingEarnest by #OscarWilde and are having a ball!
The text is as near perfection as any comedy / farce in the English language.

Just got to the line in Act 2 Algernon- "I hope, Cecily, I shall not offend you if I state quite frankly and openly that you
seem to me to be in every way the visible personification of absolute perfection."

All you #playreading afficionados over #50yearsold do come and join the group and let's enjoy ourselves reading aloud.
#actors #drama #theatrelovers #actresses

Please click on 'read more' for info on how to connect with the session.

#SnackingonShakespeare - online sessions starting on #October12th with #VolunteeringMatters

Mary Chater, a co founder of Shakespeare in Italy will lead #participatory 1 hour long sessions every Monday at #3pm for those who #loveShakespeare, are #curious #interested or just want to #listen.

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Anybody over 50 is welcome to attend the hour long Zoom session on a Monday afternoon - you can also be with us on the phone if you don't have a computer.
You need enthusiasm, good powers of listening and you need to want to get the words in your mouth.

#actorslife #shakespearelovers #shakespeare #drama #acting #actresses #actors #theatredirectors

Please click on 'read more' for info on how to connect with the session.

New Beginnings Arts Awards - and the Women's Support Centre, Woking

10th New Beginnings Art Awards ' Looking through a Different Lens'

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The Women’s Support Centre in Surrey and the Trustees of The Lightbox would like to invite you to attend this year’s Zoom opening of ‘New Beginnings’ – an award scheme that encourages women whose lives have been impacted by the Criminal Justice System to express themselves through art. This thought-provoking and moving exhibition will showcase the artistic talent of women who use the Women’s Support Centre, as well as women in Surrey prisons.

This year’s theme is ‘Looking through a different lens’

Date - Tuesday 20 October 2020

We will be launching the virtual exhibition at this event and the real live exhibition is available to view at The Lightbox Tuesday 20th October – Sunday 29th November

Women's Support Centre Surrey

Some of the work leading up to the event has been led by Professor Charlotte Scott head of Shakespeare studies at #Goldsmiths  #UniversityofLondon and #cofounder of Shakespeare in Italy and #actressMaryChater in conjunction with and

Rehearsing Shakespeare: Actors

"good and truthful acting makes an audience glad to be alive"

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Shakespeare in Italy Associate Director Bill Alexander gives us his last blog of the current series. It is short, apt and incredibly poignant considering the times we are living in.