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New Geese Website!

No really!

No really!  We are delighted to start 2014 with the launch of  our brand new website!  We spent last year working closely with Supercool Design to create an interactive and dynamic site, which brings you up to date news from the company, our history, profiles of the team, case studies and testimonials of our work and the opportunity to support Geese in a variety of ways directly through the site.  Click the image above to check it out!

We are very happy with the new look site and hope that you will enjoy browsing.  If you can't find what you are looking for or would like to give some feedback, we would love to hear from you at info@geese.co.uk.

Train with Geese

We run our three-day training course The Other Side of the Wall twice per year and applications are now open for spring and autumn 2014.   The course invites participants to experience and practise a variety of theatre and drama-based methods for use in groupwork, focussing on the company's methodology and experience with vulnerable and 'at risk' groups.

The course is held here at Geese HQ, facilitated by senior company members and is for a maximum of 10 participants.  2014 dates are:

24-26 March 2014

22-24 September 2014

For more information and details of how to book, visit our new website: http://www.geese.co.uk/work/public-training



Join Arts Alliance

If you are interested in the role that the arts and creativity can play in working with people who have experience of the criminal justice system, you might want to consider joining the Arts Alliance

Membership is free and consists of artists and practitioners who work across a variety of art-forms with people in prisons, probation, forensic mental health and other secure settings.  The Arts Alliance is a valuable resource, hosting conferences and training events that enable conversations to take place across the sector.

Arts Alliance are hosting their AGM and future planning day on 13 February 2014 and welcome representation from the widest possible membership.

Arts Opportunities for Young People in Birmingham

We are very proud to be a part of a consortium of Birmingham cultural organisations offering paid intern and apprenticeships for young people not in education or employment, throughout 2014.

Administered by Creative Alliance, the consortium, which includes Birmingham Hippodrome, Birmingham Royal Ballet, The Drum, Geese and 11 others, has created 30 opportunities for young people from arts marketing to front of house to lighting and sound. 

This coming Saturday 25 January, each organisation will be available at Birmingham REP from 10am - 1pm to discuss specific opportunities available and offer advice on eligibility and the recruitment process.  There will also be CV and portfolio surgeries available for any young people who attend. 

The apprenticeship at Geese will be advertised in full from April but we will be taking details of anybody interested at the fair on Saturday and we recommend forwarding this newsletter to your young contacts.

Geese fly to Australia

Next week our Artistic Director and Deputy Artistic Director fly to Brisbane at the invitation of Griffiths University. Andy and Louise will be delivering a two day training event for arts practitioners interested in working in secure settings; running a four day masterclass for applied theatre students; performing our domestic abuse production, Stay, to an invited audience; and taking part in Australia's first International Symposium of Arts in Corrections. If you are based anywhere near Brisbane and interested in this area of work then it would be great to see you there. 

Information Session

Every few months we host a free Information Session at our offices here in Birmingham. Sessions are open to anyone who is interested in finding out a little more about our work and are often attended by students, researchers and potential commissioners. Delivered by one of our Senior Company members, the session will include an exploration of the company's history, methodology, theory and techniques. The next session takes place on Friday 21st February at 2pm. Drop us an email if you would like to reserve a place.