Improv! Fun & Games in Church Street

Funded on Spacehive 28 February 2022

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Improv! Fun & Games in Church Street

El Menara CIC By El Menara CIC

We offer a series of free improvisation workshops for Church Street Ward residents. The workshops in English & Arabic are open to all residents 18+. Participants will have fun and learn new skills.

St John's Wood Delivery stage

24
backers
£9,136
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This project was funded on 28 Feb 2022!

Improv, or improvisation, is the art of spontaneously acting and reacting to the other actor or actors in the moment to create comedy or theatre from scratch. We want to inspire the people of Church Street Ward to draw on their creativity, be spontaneous and develop their life skills. We want them to meet new people, neighbours they haven’t met so far, shopkeepers they haven’t spoken to, businesses and services they haven’t tried yet. We want to show people what they can do if they try something new. We want to start new conversations in the community & energize the people in it through creativity. No previous experience is required. The beauty of improv is that participants don’t have to be trained, be clever, or naturally funny. The main thing is to be present in the moment and to listen to the other participants. Comedy, theatre and entertainment happen as a side effect of collaboration and spontaneity.

What we'll deliver:

  • 6 improv workshops in English over six weeks
  • 6 improv workshops in Arabic over six weeks
  • Final week performance for the residents

Why it's a great idea:

Participants in the improv workshops will benefit because improv can help people to be: More Positive, More Creative, More Confident A better listener, a better team player, better at making the right choices. As much as participants will enjoy being playful, supporters of the project, and audience, alike, will have fun and a enjoy watching the spontaneous performers.

Steps to get it done:

  • Sign-up at least 20 participants fo the workshops

We propose to have a live performance / competition between teams of participants and winners get a prize courtesy of business sponsors

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Location St John's Wood

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City of Westminster

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How will the money be spent?Total £8,992

Marketing & PR + Administrative (Arabic translation & Project Management) - £2,800 (31%)
6 weeks of Improv workshops (for up 20 persons) including a staged performance - in English language - £2,700 (30%)
6 weeks of Improv workshops (for up 20 persons) including a staged performance - in Arabic language - £1,500 (17%)
Hire of venue for workshops improv in English - £595 (7%)
Hire of venue for workshops improv in Arabic - £595 (7%)
Public Liability insurance - £228 (3%)
printing marketing material - £40 (0%)
Other - £534 (6%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

31%
Marketing & PR + Administrative (Arabic translation & Project Management)
£2,800
30%
6 weeks of Improv workshops (for up 20 persons) including a staged performance - in English language
£2,700
17%
6 weeks of Improv workshops (for up 20 persons) including a staged performance - in Arabic language
£1,500
7%
Hire of venue for workshops improv in English
£595
7%
Hire of venue for workshops improv in Arabic
£595
3%
Public Liability insurance
£228
0%
printing marketing material
£40
6%
Other Read More
£534
  • Spacehive fees
    £431
  • VAT
    £86
  • Transaction Fees
    £17

Overfunding

This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • More improv workshops

Total £8,992

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