September Newsletter

Traverse Youth Dance Platform

 

We are thrilled to be hosting our fifth Traverse Youth Dance Platform in partnership with the University of Plymouth. 

Traverse will be held on Saturday 23rd October, 7:30pm at the University of Plymouth, The House. 

Tickets: Adults £8 / Young People/ Concessions £6 

Buy your tickets for Traverse Youth Dance Platform

Exim has invited a range of youth companies from across Cornwall, Devon and Plymouth to present their work in a professional environment, this is an exciting opportunity to perform at the state of the art theatre, The House.

Some of Exim’s community groups will be performing amongst many others – come along to a brilliant night celebrating local and regional youth dance companies!

Get a feel for previous Traverse Youth Dance Platform events by visiting our page where you will find more information and a gallery of images and videos.

Visit the Traverse Youth Dance Platform page

 

Young People’s Timetable

 

This month our young people are back attending our FREE weekly sessions!

A number of the groups have been preparing for end of term showings, Traverse Youth Dance Platform and beginning their Arts Award qualifications. 

Here’s some recent feedback from a parent of a young person:

“When your child comes home from an @EximDance ADAPT session absolutely buzzing, and is still talking about it in the morning, it brings such joy!Thank you to the amazing staff who are helping our young people see that they really can achieve anything.”

In addition to this, we have been ensuring the young people are still getting the valuable time to continue socialising and engaging in wellbeing activities through our Social Hour. We’ve been really pleased with the feedback received from young people about how the sessions are proving useful in promoting time to chat to the team, peers and having down time away from movement sessions. 

Please see the timetable below for all our classes and images taken from Social Hour. 

If you are interested in attending any of our sessions please email:

classes@eximdance.org.uk 

New Internship

 

Beth Tiner is our newest member of the Exim core team!

Beth will be joining us for six months through an Internship in partnership with the University of Plymouth and Plymouth Conservatoire. 

Check out a recent task that Beth has been working on as part of our ‘Mid Week Reflections’, these will be posted on Wednesday afternoons across all our social media platforms. 

 

 

To find out more about the newest member of our team, visit the meet the team page by clicking here. 

Keep a look out for future updates over the course of the six months. 

 

 

 

Open Company Class

 

Winona Guy has been facilitating this term’s block of Open Company Classes. 

Here’s a little bit about the classes that Winona has been leading:

Winona will share her movement practice ‘Function to Flow’, allowing movement exploration to feel rooted in everyone’s individual bodies and grow from here.

Take a look at a recent video from Open Company Class by clicking here

Classes take place weekly, every Monday from 7pm – 8:30pm at the University of Plymouth, The House Studio.

£6 per class or £40 for a dance card

University of Plymouth Dance & Theatre students can get a FREE ticket through Eventbrite

Get your tickets for Open Company Class by clicking on the link. 

 

 

Women in Mind 

 

Our weekly sessions are well underway, at the end of the month we were joined by Jules Laville to facilitate a yoga session. The group found it beneficial the last time Jules visited and felt it was important to be implemented into their health and wellbeing program. 

If you are interested in increasing your engagement in health and wellbeing, socialisation and confidence – then come along to our FREE sessions!

Women in Mind sessions are for those 18+ and identify as women. 

Weekly sessions Thursdays & Fridays:

Thursdays 6:30pm – 8pm at Oxford House Creative Hub 

Fridays 10am – 11am at Oxford House Creative Hub 

 

For more information or to get in contact: 

Email: laura@eximdance.org.uk or 

Call: 07864 168663 

Original artwork by Lu Cornish.

Movement for All

 

We’ve been loving these sessions at the Life Centre, it’s been great to have such brilliant attendance week to week. 

Have a watch of this short clip of the group enjoying a jam! 

 

Scratch Night

 

We had a beautiful night of sharings for Scratch Night this month. We want to say a massive thank you to all the artists who shared their work, the contribution from both the artists and audience added to the overwhelming feeling of community within the space that night. 

What a brilliant way to introduce Scratch Night into our new shared premises in Stonehouse at Oxford House Creative Hub. 

Thank you to the University of Plymouth for the loan of technical equipment. 

On reflection, the team were thrilled with the outcome and are so glad to be back organising and facilitating events like these within the community.

We can’t wait for the next one! 

SAVE THE DATE: Our next Scratch Night will be on the 26th November, more details to follow in due course. 

If you’re interested in sharing your work, we would love to hear from you.

Email: oxfordhousecreativehub@gmail.com

 

 

 

Space Scheme 

 

Over the summer period the artists for this year’s Space Scheme were selected. 

Throughout the year artists are able to use Oxford House Creative Hub as a facility for free  to develop a new piece/pieces of work, undergo a research and development period or even explore new practices that could help progress their career. 

Since then, Amy Shaw has been making use of our studio’s here at Oxford House Creative Hub for an upcoming performance of a two-actor adaptation of Romeo and Juliet to Exeter Fringe.

A small segment of this has also recently been shown at our most recent Scratch Night. 

 

 

 

Here’s what Amy had to say in relation to using the Space Scheme: 

“This is why I applied for the space scheme and why I was so delighted to be selected. It is a huge gift to be able to rehearse and create without financial worry. That support gives the freedom to play, to create, to risk things and to try things out and to create a community of theatre makers. […] Once this production is done, I will be back in the space working on some new ideas, some using existing texts and others being devised from scratch. I fully intend to squeeze every drop out of this opportunity.” 

 

 

Read more about Amy Shaw’s time using Oxford House Creative Hub by clicking here. 

If you are interested in watching Romeo & Juliet at Exeter Fringe you can get tickets here. 

 

Family Movement Sessions 

 

Last but not least…

We are launching a brand new pilot program of Family Movement Sessions at Oxford House Creative Hub! 

The FREE sessions are open to families or guardians with and without movement experience alongside the children aged 3 – 5 years. 

Come along and give it a try we have the following FREE taster dates:

Monday 25th October 2021 10am – 11am at Oxford House Creative Hub

Monday 13th December 2021 10am – 11am Oxford House Creative Hub

During the sessions we will have themed based fun movement activities incorporating games and props as well as socialising time with other families. 

To register your attendance please click this link here.