Workshop in the Woods

Gwaii Edenshaw, Flintlock Theatre
Event date
11 Mar 2022 to 13 Mar 2022
Pitt Rivers Museum/Wytham Woods
South Parks Road
Venue details

Includes tour around Pitt Rivers Museum and all-day workshop in Wytham Woods

Event type
Courses and workshops
Event cost
Disabled access?
Booking required

Ever wondered how professional artists, theatre and filmmakers decide what to make work about and how to make it?

Oxford-based Flintlock Theatre and internationally-renowned artist and filmmaker Gwaii Edenshaw from the Haida Nation are in the midst of a conversation about colonialism - about the Star House Pole in the Pitt Rivers Museum, how it travelled from Haida Gwaii on the Canadian Northwest Pacific coast to Oxford and whether it will ever find its way home; about grave robbing, reincarnation and the very notion of ownership.

They're also coming together for a weekend in the woods and you can join them.

Across two days in March, they'll lead groups of young artists through a day of development, introducing them to how they approach new projects and supporting participants to develop their own creative ideas. Spent entirely in the stunning surroundings of Wytham Woods, encompassing art, interactive workshops, fireside storytelling and conversation, they'll urge us all to get a little bit closer to nature and to join the conversation.

Perfect for young artists in years 10-13, studying or interested in Art, Theatre Studies, History, Politics and Philosophy, this is a unique opportunity to meet and work with a First Nations artist and celebrated professional theatre makers.

Friday 11 March, 16.30 - 18.00 and Saturday 12 March, 10.00 - 16.30 OR Sunday 13 March, 10.00 - 16.30