Inclusive theatre company Shed @ The Park www.shedatthepark.co.uk is desperately seeking new volunteers, ideally aged over 18 years to work with the young people at Shed, for a few hours each week during term time. Now in their fifth year and still expanding, Shed is also hoping to find a fundraiser and/or events manager either on a voluntary basis or with a salary to be advised, to take them forward into the next five years. For more information on any of the above posts, please contact Rosie Axon, Artistic Team, Shed @ The Park Theatre Company email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0208 144 7485.
Testimonial by Andy Warren, retiring Practitioner at Shed @ The Park Theatre Company:
This theatre company really does prove that anything is possible. When you have been here since the beginning, like me, you know how true that is. Shed @ the Park started off small with big dreams and seeing the process of those dreams becoming a reality is one of the reasons why working here, with these incredibly talented people, is so rewarding. Sir Robert Winston once said ‘While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about.’ Our plays are totally influenced and told through the imagination of children; without them there wouldn’t be any stories to tell, lyrics to sing or dances to express.
The reason why Shed is so special is because it genuinely believes its mottos. That enthusiasm, passion and determination is what drives and captures the undying spirit of this theatre company and leads us forward into our future.
Andy said, “My role as a practitioner has been awesome. Our job is to support, guide and challenge the young people. But what isn’t in our volunteers’ description is the unbelievable amount of enjoyment, happiness, laughter and personal fulfilment that we gain and treasure. On a personal level Shed @ the Park has allowed me to acquire so many different skills. Through working with the young people in our closely knit team, I have developed a new found confidence in myself. One memory I will always treasure was our performance in Eastbourne – the whole audience in a standing ovation with tears in their eyes really accentuated how beautiful, important and powerful our work is.” Andy concluded, “My time spent at Shed will be cherished and always remembered”.