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Spring Drama Workshops
Mar 2017

Want to explore your creativity in a safe and fun environment?

Our spring drama workshop programme is open to people aged 16yrs and over who have experienced mental health issues, their carers and allies. No experience necessary.

WHEN - Tuesday evenings 6-8:30pm. From 7th Mar to 2nd May

WHERE - Room 9, St Werburghs Community Centre, Horley Road, Bristol BS2 9TJ

CONTACT - Email Olivia Ware at olivia@steppingouttheatre.co.uk or phone 07843 210 272.

Workshops will be delivered by Viki Browne, an experienced performer and workshop leader who recently devised and performed an autographical piece about her own mental illness. She uses theatre to tackle complex and taboo issues in an informed and compassionate way. She is interested in exploring different methods including lighting, projection, text, humour, music, recognisable images from pop culture to say the unsayable.


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Youth Devising Group
Feb 2017

We are looking for people aged 16 - 25 yrs who want to be a part of a project and create a performance piece from scratch about issues affecting young people. No experience necessary - Just enthusiasm and commitment.

Weekly sessions are free to attend and travel expenses will be covered.

WHEN - Monday evenings 6:30-9pm. From 6th Feb - 3rd April

WHERE - Hours Studio, 10 Colston Yard, Colston Street, BS1 5BD

CONTACT - Olivia Ware on olivia@steppingouttheatre.co.uk or 07843 210 272


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Annual Sponsored Walk
Nov 2016

On Sunday 27th November 2016, a hardy group of Stepping Out members completed the sixth Annual Sponsored Walk from Fromeside to the Alma Tavern Theatre symbolising our collective journey from struggles with mental health to recovery through the healing power of theatre.


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Autumn / Winter Drama Workshops
Nov 2016

Want to explore your creativity in a safe and fun environment?

Our autumn / winter drama workshop programme is open to people aged 16yrs and over who have experienced mental health issues, their carers and allies. No experience necessary. Travel expenses covered.

WHEN - Tuesday evenings 6-8pm. From 22nd Nov to 13th Dec

WHERE - Hours Studio, 10 Colston Yard. Colston Street. Bristol BS1 5BD

CONTACT - Email Olivia Ware at olivia@steppingouttheatre.co.uk or phone 07843 210 272.

Workshops will be delivered by Viki Browne, an experienced performer and workshop leader who has made and performed work about her own mental illness. In the workshops, we will be working with personal stories to put together short drama pieces with mental health themes.


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We are looking for a Treasurer
Sep 2016

Stepping Out is looking for a new Treasurer to join the team. The role is voluntary to ensure that Stepping Out's finances are kept in order. The role is likely to suit an experienced book-keeper or accountant who wishes to give something back to a worthy cause and be part of a dynamic Board of Trustees. The primary aims are to provide accurate financial records and systematic reporting to support the Chief Executive and Trustees with decision making. If that sounds like you, we would love to hear from you.

For more information and a full role description, please email info@steppingouttheatre.co.uk or call Olivia on 07843 210 272.


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Free Drama Workshops
Aug 2016

Want to explore your creativity in a safe and fun environment?

Our summer school drama workshop programme is open to people aged 16yrs and over who have experienced mental health issues, their carers and allies. No experience necessary. Travel expenses covered with bus / train ticket receipts.

WHEN -Tuesday evenings 6-8pm. From 2nd August - 6th September

WHERE -Tues 2nd - 9th August at St Werburghs Community Centre, Horley Road, Bristol, BS2 9TJ.
16th August - 6th Sept at Gasworks Studio on 27 Narroways Road, Bristol, BS2 9XB.

CONTACT - Email Olivia Ware at olivia@steppingouttheatre.co.uk or phone 07843 210 272.

Workshops will be delivered by Viki Browne, an experienced performer and workshop leader who recently devised and performed an autographical piece about her own mental illness. She uses theatre to tackle complex and taboo issues in an informed and compassionate way. She is interested in exploring different methods including lighting, projection, text, humour, music, recognisable images from pop culture to say the unsayable.


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Cinderella on Made In Bristol TV
Feb 2016

Company members were filmed performing extracts and interviewed about our work during our latest production at the Alma Tavern Theatre.

Watch it here between 5:30 and 8:30


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Stepping Out - Duke of York Theatre 2015
Nov 2015

On November 21st, a group of 33 members of Stepping Out Theatre went to see our Patron Mark Rylance in Claire Van Kampen's play 'Farinelli and the King'. The play was a huge hit at the Globe last year before transferring for the current sellout West End run.


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New trailer for 'The Divided Laing'
Nov 2015

Watch the new trailer for 'The Divided Laing' here. The show runs at the Arcola Theatre, London from 17th November to the 12th December 2015.
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Prof. Steve Onyett's evaluation of Stepping Out Theatre
Sep 2015

The latest external evaluation of Stepping Out Theatre by Prof. Steve Onyett has just been published - a glowing endorsement of the group's work, which can be viewed here.


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Funeral of Ernie Bell
Aug 2015

On 14th and 15th August, the wake and funeral of group member Ernie Bell took place. The wake, service and gig that followed were an unforgettable open air musical celebration of a much loved man and musician. Ernie and his music occupied a unique place in Stepping Out Theatre and Mind Your Music over many years. The songs he wrote over ten years for Stepping Out productions were recorded together on CD in 2011 and are available from the Stepping Out office.


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Annual General Meeting 2015
Aug 2015

The Stepping Out 2015 Annual General Meeting and Social took place on Monday 3rd August at The Hen and Chickens, Bedminster. New trustees were duly elected and accounts were passed. After the business meeting, there was an evening of entertainment featuring group members and directed by Associate Marc Geoffrey.


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Annual Summer Outing 2015
Jul 2015

Following successful summer outings to the International Storytelling Festival' at St. Donat's, the Edinburgh Festival, Sidmouth and Salisbury, in 2015 we returned to Cornwall for the second time in three years for a three night camping trip. Twenty one group members watched the odd tent blow away and a catering gazebo collapse in the storms of our glorious summer. In between seaside trips and midnight mask workshops, we saw the fabulous Kneehigh perform their new show '946' at the Asylum in the Lost Gardens of Heligan, and caught a production of 'A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum' at the lovely Minack.


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Xmas Meal, Social and Caberet!
Dec 2014

This year's Xmas meal and social was on the evening of Friday 19th December in the Greville Room at the Hen and Chicken, North Street, Bedminster. Our largest ever Xmas social with over 40 people attending. A special Xmas cabaret was provided by members and directed by Associate Marc Geoffrey. By common agreement, the best Xmas Social EVER!


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Fourth Annual Sponsored Walk
Nov 2014

November saw the fourth annual Stepping Out sponsored walk. A large group of walked the journey from mental health problems to healing through creative theatrical fun raising money for the Gill Amphlett Social Fund for group social activities along the way. Didn't we have a lovely day?


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Annual General Meeting
Jul 2014

The Stepping Out 2014 Annual General Meeting and Social took place on Wednesday 23rd July at St. Werburghs Community Centre. New trustees were duly elected, accounts were passed and the year's work ahead was sketched out. After the business meeting, there was a full programme of entertainment for the evening in the form of poetry, singing, magic and drama!


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Annual Summer Outing
Jul 2014

Following successful summer outings to the Edinburgh Festival, Sidmouth, Salisbury and the Minack Theatre in Cornwall in recent years, this year's exciting summer offering was a three day trip to 'Beyond The Border - the International Storytelling Festival' at St. Donat's near Cardiff which took place over 4th - 6th July 2014. The event was our biggest ever summer outing with twenty group members camping out for 3 nights in the glorious setting of St. Donat's.


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Poetry Anthology Launch at Bristol Old Vic
Feb 2014

Thomas Glover, author of 'Love's Gutter', published by Stepping Out and Dreamweavers, here signing copies of his new anthology at the highly successful Bristol Old Vic launch on February 25th last week. Tom's anthology has collected an amazing number of celebrity poet endorsements. It is available on Amazon and you can find him on Thomas Glover Poetry on Facebook.


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