Writing for Performance Workshop - Telling Your Stories On Stage

Where: Redbrick House, 6 York Court, Wilder St, BS2 8QH

When: 16 January 2020 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Join local theatre-maker Florence Espeut-Nickless for a workshop on writing for performance and telling your story.

This two hour workshop is catered towards young creatives who are looking to improve their writing and performing skills. You will explore writing based on your own experiences in order to find your voice and style as an artist.

Tickets are available for 16-25 year olds at any level of experience, interested in the creative arts including:

Creative writing, acting, theatre-making, poetry, spoken word, rap, street dance, DJing, storytelling and public speaking.

This session will be interactive, including lots of opportunities for you to experiment and practice what you will be learning. Some of the things you will cover include:

  • Writing exercises useful for quickly generating material, designed to relieve nerves and instill belief in your ability as a writer.
  • Using your experiences to tell a compelling story an engaging narrative structure.
  • Performance techniques to help build your confidence and improve your self esteem.
  • How to begin, or build your career as a performance artist in the Southwest.

By the end of the session you will feel empowered to own your identity and inspired to share your story (or to use it as a springboard at least).


Workshop: Thursday 16th January 2020 6-8pm @ Redbrick House, 6 York Court, Wilder Street, St Paul’s

Cost: £5 (including a place on the workshop and a ticket to the performance).

Limited places available. BOOK HERE

Please note, the workshop and performance are on different dates. If you can’t make both the performance and workshop, but would like to attend one of them, please get in touch. This will be possible.


Florence’s solo-show D.E.S.T.I.N.Y will preview at Bristol Old Vic Ferment Fortnight and will be a work in progress performance. Feedback will be encouraged, particularly from young people living in the Southwest today, which will impact the future development of the project. The cost of the workshop includes a ticket to the performance. If the cost is a barrier to you attending please get in touch as we have free places available.

Performance: Tuesday 28th January 8pm @ Bristol Old Vic (Weston Studio), Kings Street


Florence is a Bristol based performer, writer, workshop facilitator and theatre-maker. She explores working class identity in her work, in the hopes to make theatre accessible to all, regardless of background. She writes plays about rural working class life in the Southwest. So theatre doesn’t feel like it’s just for posh people. To encourage working class young people interested in pursuing a career in the arts to own their identity, to celebrate and be proud of it.

All levels of experience are very welcome. You don’t need to have experience of performing, writing, working in theatre to attend this workshop. Just an interest in storytelling, and sharing your own story. You definitely don’t need to identify as working class - that’s Florence’s story. You will have your own. Similar or very different perhaps. Either way, it’s equally as valid.


PAPER Arts offers support for young creatives on how to build a creative career and navigate Bristol’s art scene. For more information about the work we do, please email hello@paperarts.org.uk


Entry Cost: £5

Posted by: Cai Burton | 16-12-2019

Contact the event organiser: comms@paperarts.org.uk