Workshop in the Woods

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

Close up of Haida totem pole

A Free, Full Day's Workshop in Wytham Woods with Master Visual and Theatre Artists exploring: Art, Collaboration, Colonialism and its Ongoing Impacts, Storytelling, the Artistic Process

Open to all KS4 & 5 (Years 10-13) students of Drama, Theatre Studies, Art, DT, Philosophy, Politics or Social Sciences

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.

Select from 3 separate events as follows:

Friday 11 March, 16.30 - 18.00

Tour Canadian First Nations cultural treasures made by the Haida Nation, including Star House Pole, with Haida artist Gwaii Edenshaw at the Pitt Rivers Museum.

Register for the Friday evening tour in the Pitt Rivers Museum

Then select from:

Saturday 12 March, 10.00 - 16.30

Full day's workshop led by Gwaii Edenshaw and Flintlock Theatre at Wytham Woods.

Register for the Saturday workshop


Sunday 13 March, 10.00 - 16.30

Full day's workshop led by Gwaii Edenshaw and Flintlock Theatre at Wytham Woods.

Register for the Sunday workshop


Flier for the Workshop Weekend