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Bognor Institute of Laughter Home Tour

Funded on Spacehive 13 August 2018 Delivered 31 October 2018

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Bognor Institute of Laughter Home Tour

Making Theatre Gaining Skills By Making Theatre Gaining Skills

We want to tour a comedy play to Day Care Centres and support groups in Bognor Regis, for people who may be affected by dementia and memory loss. Will you help us to get this show on the road?

Bognor Regis Delivery stage

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This project was funded on 13 Aug 2018!

A group of local people have formed a steering group, supported by Making Theatre Gaining Skills, to develop a comedy club for Bognor Regis. The two year programme is focused on providing creative opportunities for people living in deprived areas of Bognor, many of whom are affected by mental health issues, learning difficulties and other disabilities. The People's Health Lottery awarded a grant to pay for the development stage, including practical workshops, which have taken place over recent months and continue. Now the steering group are creating a short comedy play especially for elderly people, some of whom may be affected by dementia or memory loss, and plan to take the play on a 'Home Tour' in late August 2018 to local Day Care and support centres including the Age UK Laburnham Centre, The Regis Centre and Sage House (Dementia Support Hub), plus the Bognor Youth & Community Centre.

What we'll deliver:

  • Performances at Sage House, AgeUK Laburnham Centre, The Regis Centre, Bognor Youth & Community Centre
  • Entertainment to people and carers who attend the day care centres and support groups
  • Opportunities for local people to gain skills including: scriptwriting, filming, performing, set & costume making

Why it's a great idea:

Laughter is good for us, we all know this to be true! it has the power to ease anxiety, reduce stress hormones and raise spirits. The Bognor Institute of Laughter is a comedy club created by and for local people often isolated from the community due to long term unemployment, learning difficulties and mental health issues, in order to explore and discover their potential, creative talents and to increase self esteem and confidence by developing transferable skills through a series of workshops, courses and masterclasses. In bringing The Bognor Institute Of Laughter Home Tour to people and carers that attend local Day Centres and support groups we will be showcasing some of those newly discovered talents and skills, raising confidence and self esteem for the people involved in its creation whilst bringing laughter and entertainment to its audiences.

Steps to get it done:

  • Complete planning & development stage including design and script
  • Complete research, design and making of costumes
  • Undertake local audience development and press liaison
  • Recruit participants to take part in filmed sequences and provide training
  • Complete filming of additional scenes and interview passersby
  • Edit video sequences and complete set building
  • Complete final publicity work, poster and leaflet distribution
  • Photograph cast for press
  • Rehearse with professional cast and technical crew
  • Final rehearsals and technical checks
  • Performances in Bognor and Tangmere
  • Complete evaluation

Location Bognor Regis

About the space

Bognor Regis


Arun District Council

How will the money be spent?Total £5,247

Film Maker - £900 (17%)
Production Manager - £600 (11%)
Workshop unit/rehearsal space - £500 (10%)
Dramaturg - £500 (10%)
Set/props/costume materials - £400 (8%)
Additional staff travel/accommodation - £400 (8%)
Van hire (max 4 performing days) - £360 (7%)
Hire of Audio visual equipment - £300 (6%)
Designer - £300 (6%)
Office support, phone, admin - £200 (4%)
Other - £787 (15%)

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.

Film Maker
Production Manager
Workshop unit/rehearsal space
Set/props/costume materials
Additional staff travel/accommodation
Van hire (max 4 performing days)
Hire of Audio visual equipment
Office support, phone, admin
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  • Access support
  • Spacehive fees
  • Print costs for 500 leaflets/50 posters
  • Local advertising
  • Fuel, taxis
  • VAT
  • Transaction Fees

Total £5,247

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