For 15 years Haringey Shed has been delivering performing arts workshops in Haringey and surrounding boroughs.
We provide inclusive workshops where participants have the opportunity to learn performing arts skills in an environment where everyone is encouraged to realise their potential.
All Haringey Shed’s projects focus on inclusion and group cohesion; encouraging groups to work together in a way that they might not usually have the opportunity to do. Individuals learn how to work as a team and respect each other by active participation.
The workshops are fun and challenging with an implicit underlying theme of the importance of working together. We take a serious subject, for instance, Road Safety and make it fun and memorable.
The workshops are usually 1 – 1 ¼ hours in length and are linked to the Key Stages. We will bring a team of between 3 – 5 members of creative staff (including a musician) in order to ensure all the students we work with receive the level of support they require.
Haringey Shed is an Artsmark Partner and part of the Artsmark Partnership Programme, endorsed by Arts Council England
Feedback from Schools
“The children responded with excitement, enthusiasm, dedication and were willing to learn different skills.”
“The children felt a sense of pride and excitement during and after the performance.”
“..it opened up new ideas to them… students have managed to build friendships which started from this project”
“..helped them understand their own feelings, difficulties, strengths, etc. Also raised self esteem.”
“The sessions were fantastic. As was the final production. Please come again!”
“The children were so engaged and included individually, that they didn’t fuss about being grouped with friends”
Schools Touring Theatre
Our 60 minute play about the environment. 40:20 is aimed at secondary students. The story follows a very quirky family and their mission to find out more about their impact on the environment – with a bit of a twist thrown in for good measure. This is a really exciting and interesting way to get the environmental message across to young people. We are really pleased to be working with 40:20 Haringey. Haringey was the first local authority to commit to reducing CO2 emissions by 40%. Haringey 40:20 brings together people, businesses, social enterprises, charities and community groups helping to create a better, more sustainable future for everyone living and working in the borough.
“Sensationalised” is a one-act play with music on the theme of knife crime. We meet Jamie, her family and best friend Derek, just as the neighbourhood is reeling from the shocking news of the recent death of Derek’s 17 year old brother Charlie, who was stabbed following a WhatsApp war. DC Andrew Atkins is investigating the crime, but progress is slow, with the community refusing to give information to the police. Rumours are flying around and Derek wants to get to the bottom of who did it and thinks he can do better than the police. Jamie’s younger brother Tyler has been hanging out with some older boys, despite the advice of his big sister. Mum, Sarah, is concerned that children are growing up too fast, while reassuring Uncle Pete is always on hand to support the family – even putting up with watching the final of Britain’s Got Talent. The story is intriguing and as the pace gathers momentum, our emotions are challenged in an ending with an unexpected twist.
“To be honest we weren’t really sure what to expect but we were all, adults and children, completely blown away by the performance”
“the workshop was hard hitting but delivered in a way that made the children think, rather than shocking them”
Haringey Shed’s tour of Captain Coppalto, the Bus and the Lollipop Lady, a play about road safety. Aimed at Year 6 students and follows the story of the central character 11 year old Raphi, who meets a tragic end when he is distracted by a text message on his mobile phone while crossing the road. As well as the issue of road safety the play stimulates discussion around the often scary transition into secondary school. The play follows Raphi’s alter ego, super hero Captain Cappalto, into the land of ‘Big School’ as he tackle the baddies of Year 11. It’s very light-hearted, but provokes discussion in the workshops, so that children can face-up to any concerns and we can dispel the myths that can be haunting for some. Around 1,800 Haringey pupils saw the show during the tour.
To find out more about Haringey Shed’s work in schools call the office on 020 8801 7209