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26 June 2023

Summer School – 101 Outdoor Arts

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Join Wildworks in exploring the principles and techniques for creating theatre in found landscapes

Take part in a Wild Workshop, making work in the landscape with UK leading landscape theatre company, Wildworks, on a 3-day residential training event for professional artists working across disciplines.

Where: 101 Outdoor Arts: National Centre for Arts in Public Space, Newbury
When: 31 July – 4th August 2023
Cost: £175 (including meals and accommodation)

From our base in Cornwall, Wildworks make site specific theatre with communities locally, nationally and internationally. We reach audiences and collaborators all over the globe. You will find us on beaches and woodlands, car parks, nightclubs and disused quarries, anywhere from derelict department stores to medinas, and from refugee camps to castles.

Join Wildworks in exploring the principles and techniques for creating theatre in found landscapes; areas of expertise include engaging a community in the research process, embedding non-professional creatives in project delivery, understanding the opportunities and challenges of making theatre-not-in-theatres, sound and music in the landscape, use of fire, falling light, distance and close-up, audience journey and non-verbal storytelling.

Over the course of this residency, alongside Wildworks artists, discover how Wildworks approach projects, our processes and well-worn secrets.

Through a mixture of conversation and practical activity you will gain:

  • An understanding of Wildworks’ techniques
  • Approaches to creating innovative and impactful scenography and design in found landscapes
  • Methods for constructing story for site specific theatre
  • An understanding of how location influences the creative process
  • Knowledge about how to make outdoor work that is resilient and can adapt to the elements and other practical constraints
  • Practical experience of working as a team alongside Wildworks’ Artistic Director, Mydd Pharo, and Associate Artists

Image credit: Steve Tanner


Who is this for?

We’re looking for a range of artistic disciplines, professional and lived experience, and we particularly welcome applications from artists who have experienced barriers to the arts.

We ask participants to play, collaborate and embrace cross-disciplinary working; free from your usual day-to-day working practice.

Applications & Selection process:

This residency will work best with a range of discipline and experience so the selection process will be considering the blend of participants as a whole, as well as the individual.

If you would like to apply, please download and complete the short application form via the button below. If you would prefer to submit the answers to the questions by video, please email us a transfer link to your film instead (of up to 5 minutes in length).

All applications should be submitted to by 5pm on Wednesday 12th July 2023

Successful applications will be notified by Saturday 15th July 2023

If you would like to receive this information in another format, have any questions or would like to speak to somebody about your application, please contact




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Brierley Hill – These things I know