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Please see below details I've just received from Age UK Berkshire of a new project being run in Reading. Do pass on to anyone who might be interested!
JOIN A THEATRE COMEDY PROJECT:
Free Online Comedy Project - Build your computer confidence & laugh and socialise with your peers! Reading's StrikeUp Theatre are looking for people aged 70 and over who are feeling cut off from their neighbours, friends and family and would enjoy the opportunity to meet new people in a relaxed, playful environment.
We are working in association with AgeUK Berkshire and Reading Borough Councilto bring you 6 free comedy theatre workshops, whilst delivering a crash course in video communications online.
WHEN Thursdays, 11AM-12PM, 28th May - 2nd July
WHERE Your Living Room - the course is run through a computer system which we can teach you how to use
WHAT Over six sessions, you will learn the secrets of being funny onscreen, from physical clowning tricks to the secret of comic timing, taught by experienced theatre practitioners from StrikeUp Theatre. Plus, you will learn how to get the best out of video conferencing applications like FaceTime and Zoom. Over the six weeks, we will put together a unique comedy performance from an original script, written specifically to meet the challenges of an online video workshop.