The Chickenshed Theatre is now offering a top-up degree.
I was able to discuss this change with a current student who, like several others on the BAPP Arts course, is still part of the excellent theatre and educational provision at the Chickenshed. Similar to our own Middlesex degree top-up years within disciplinary areas, this means that people will be specifically studying inclusive theatre practice in their final year of study. While this additional provision could mean that our professional programme might have fewer applicants from Chickenshed, which I will miss because we have had some good students from the Foundation Degree programme, hopefully Middlesex professional practice graduates might also find positions supporting this added year. The Chickenshed also has some very good Sheds that also do work with inclusive practice like the Kensington. There is also the Haringey shed which started as a part of the Chickenshed
Other good sources for inclusive practice (London) include Face Front, Oily Cart, Graeae, Candoco, Candoco and Trinity Laban, Birds of Paradise, Harts inclusive theatre There have been other events that seek to open up theatre using autistic friendly performance also found on http://www.solt.co.uk/autism-theatre.html and a good series on Channel Four Young Autistic and Stagestruck Disability Arts Online and Hijinx Thatre
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Sorry I got a bit carried away there! Interesting topic and one that also leads into integrated dance and art therapy topic areas...
While this additional provision will probably mean that our professional programme might have fewer applicants from Chickenshed, which I will miss because we have had some good students from this Foundation Degree programme, hopefully Middlesex professional practice graduates might find positions supporting this added year in the educational programme.
Our own Middlesex dance, performance, music, communication arts, and graphic design programmes (actually all of the art school programmes) are now also based at Hendon - so we are talking with them more frequently and hope to make more links with them in terms of research. I will continue to post talks from the Middlesex programmes - such as the one I just went to about Martha Graham - for those who might be able to make them.