Testimonials

What our happy clients are saying about us…

“What a week! Thank you all so much for your hard work and team work – it was really appreciated, we really achieved something. We look forward to working with you again soon.”

Georgina Bednar

Theatre & Cross Arts Producer, Barbican

Thank you so much to you and your team for planning, organising and facilitating such a wonderful ‘Performing Arts Day’ for our Shine Saturday School. The feedback from the pupils, parent/carers and staff has been 100% positive. In fact many children have asked when they can ‘do something like this again’. We all found the workshop facilitators not only talented individuals in their own right, but people who understood teaching and learning-they really did encourage the best outcomes for our young people on the day.

Heather Smith

Assistant Head Teacher, The Shine Trust

Just wanted to say that I went to the Young Company’s show last night which I loved. There was huge commitment and talent on the stage and it was a very moving piece. Huge Congratulations to Anna and Endy for making it happen and producing and directing a lovely piece of work. It is a sign of things to come as more resources are poured into the Young Company. Although I didn’t see the Minding the Gap show or Press Road, the feedback has been extraordinary and also really powerful.

Indhu Rubasingham

Artistic Director, Tricycle Theatre

“Thank you so much for the amazing contribution Outspoken Arts made to The Little Big Peace Event. The feedback has been amazing and the children so obviously had such a brilliant time and learnt a lot in the process. Please do pass on our appreciation to your team, Natalie and Jenny, and a huge thank you to you for your patience, flexibility and wonderfully supportive approach to the whole project. Many thanks.”

Zoe

Little Big Peace Festival

“The facilitators delivery style was throughly engaging and exciting, and they were able to inject real energy and enthusiasm into the sessions. The programme of workshops were planned with the young people’s progression in audition technique at the heart of the process.  Delivery was differentiated to enable a wide range of learners to access the tasks and the language they used enabled the young people to clearly see the vocational, professional and ‘real’ reasons behind the techniques and to illuminate the “what’s in it for me” factor.  As a result the young people’s development in audition technique has been significant.  Thank you!”

Ali Godfrey

Director, Generation Arts Ltd

“My young ESOL Entry 1 students are loving the drama workshops. Their language and interpersonal skills have come on leaps and bounds since they started and I am able to follow on with some of her ideas in the classroom. Some of the quieter learners have really come out of their shells since starting the workshops and this has really helped with both their English language learning and coping with settling in a new country. The facilitator’s lively and enthusiastic personality has such a positive effect on my class and their professionalism is exemplary.”

Giulietta

Teacher, College of North West London

“The Workshops always thoroughly engaged the students, many of whom were refugees, and allowed them to explore thorny issues of identity and belonging in such a constructive way. The facilitator was fearless in approaching social and cultural issues that I would have hesitated to touch on in class. This was done with such sensitivity, though, that students never felt threatened but rather gained confidence and self-esteem from the whole process.”

Mark Little

Teacher, Bradford College

“Our Outspoken Arts facilitator was a natural and charismatic communicator who, during her many workshops with our students, has inspired consistently mature and creative responses from them. She was a passionate and intelligent practitioner who always impressed us with her ability to reach such a wide scope of ideas in a way that balances technical appreciation with creative flair. Ultimately, the facilitator empowered students with the confidence to express their own artistry on their own terms.”

Adrian Packer

Head of Musical Theatre, The BRIT School

“The workshops were engaging and fun from the start. The facilitator kept the pace going throughout and led varied and interesting activities. Not only this, but she explained the reasons behind why students were doing the activities, so they could understand and reflect on what they were learning.”

Felicity Byrne

Tutor, Queen's Park School

“The facilitator, a former RSC actress, had a wonderful way with Young People which is backed up by her experience of Shakespeare’s text, rigour and ability to thoroughly plan and organise her work.”

Virginia Grainger

Practitioner

“The workshops allowed students to express themselves and their identities and reflect on these in a creative way. The facilitator was always sensitive to cultural needs and frequently created an arena for these to be valued and celebrated, such as activities involving community languages, the final performance, and activities reflecting cultural identity. The workshops have really helped the students improve their confidence with spoken English. Often through group interaction and team games, they do not realise they are working on their speaking skills!”

Dee Walsh

Brent Project

“Many thanks for participating in our Enterprise week at St. Andrew’s. The pupils and staff thoroughly enjoyed your workshop and found it stimulating. We hope that you will be able to continue doing business with us in the future.”

M Azonye

Teacher, St Andrews School

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