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Guest blog: how can theatre impact issues of climate change?

Guest blog: how can theatre impact issues of climate change?

I believe that theatre is an effective way of exploring major problems like climate change. Seeing the next generation stand for change and actively wanting to protect the future has the power to change the ways of the world, by allowing audiences to pause, watch and listen.
Changing Climates: How Can You Make A Difference?

Changing Climates: How Can You Make A Difference?

This guest blog is from Eve, a part of the Coventry Young Producers Collective. Eve looks at the climate crisis, how the Changing Climates Festival from Highly Sprung is making a difference, and what simple steps we could all take to work towards change.
A look back at the Physical Fellowship: Unlocked 2020

A look back at the Physical Fellowship: Unlocked 2020

It's nearly a year since our online festival the Physical Fellowship: Unlocked, but you can still relive the performances, creative responses and workshops right here.
Hidden in Plain Sight: How can we learn from the past?

Hidden in Plain Sight: How can we learn from the past?

Hidden in Plain Sight is set around 1850. It tells the real-life story of Ellen Peace-smith, a daughter of a slave and her slave owner, who fell in love with William Craft, a fellow slave. We want to use this Box Set to encourage pupils to draw parallels to modern day. We want to help put a stop to hate ruining both our lives and the lives others of others.  
Tips from Arty for a Healthy Heart(y)

Tips from Arty for a Healthy Heart(y)

For Valentines Day, our resident heart expert Arty shares his top tips for keeping your heart healthy and happy, with help from the team at Professor Coerium's Heart Emporium.
Fallout: Supporting Young People’s Mental Health

Fallout: Supporting Young People’s Mental Health

Lockdown and its negative effects on our young people’s mental health will be felt long after the Covid-19 vaccine is rolled out. The mental ill-health of so many of our young people isn’t a new thing, and it is our job to ensure that every young person is equipped with the right emotional tools to deal with the pressures life will throw them; that is why Fall Out remains relevant.
Urban Astronaut: The Character of Hope

Urban Astronaut: The Character of Hope

In our latest blog, Emily explores the importance of Hope's character in our touring show 'Urban Astronaut,' reflecting on how the character has adapted and grown over the years.
The Sunrise: Horizons 2021

The Sunrise: Horizons 2021

We are delighted to share this poem from Sprung Advance, reflecting on the sunrise, seeking light and hope in the darkness.
The Importance of Stories

The Importance of Stories

Stories are unifiers. We hear other’s stories and understand them through connecting them to our own lives - they are the place in which empathy is born. We believe stories are important and as a company, they are at the core of the work we do. 
Favourite Stories from Team Sprung

Favourite Stories from Team Sprung

As part of our series of bedtime stories, we asked our team members what books and stories inspire them.
Socially Distanced Drama

Socially Distanced Drama

Following our successful return to teaching in schools, Mark reflects on how we have adapted our practice to continuing delivering work in a creative, safe way.
Highly Sprung Freelancers

Highly Sprung Freelancers

This week, we are shining a light on the brilliant team of freelancers and creatives who make our work at Highly Sprung possible.
Let’s Amplify our Voices

Let’s Amplify our Voices

We, at Highly Sprung, believe it is vital that we enable our young people to be vocal and speak about the issues that concern them. For them, as our younger members of society, to be the catalyst for change.
Stories: All the Street’s a Stage

Stories: All the Street’s a Stage

We are delighted to share some fun (and slightly gruesome) stories, created for the 'All the Street's a Stage' by our Artistic Director Mark Worth. Each story is inspired by Shakespearean classics, combining different tales to create something new, with lots of twists!
A Reflection on Home

A Reflection on Home

On the last Saturday of March Coventry City Centre hosted a live screening of HOME, Mark reflects on our experience of creating Home, a vertical dance performance about the incredible city we live in, Coventry.
A Statement about COVID-19

A Statement about COVID-19

We have never been more together and yet so alone. I have no doubt that at the time of writing this statement there are many of you who might share this same sentiment.
Getting Physical

Getting Physical

I have a vested interest in physical contact, it’s how I create work and how I have made my living. But contact is far more important than just ‘making performance work’.
There is always something more to learn

There is always something more to learn

If you are reading this, believe me when I say there is always this beauty of ‘yet’ in life, in education, in yourself. Take your time, things will flow when you learn to love yourself and the world.
‘Theatre is nothing without a social and political message’.

‘Theatre is nothing without a social and political message’.

Throughout my week here on work experience with Highly Sprung, I have met incredible performers each sharing their same passion within performance through elements of dance and physical theatre.
16 year old me would be proud

16 year old me would be proud

My first show for Highly Sprung was 10 years ago. It was called “Chalk Door”, and performed at the Belgrade Theatre as was part of the first ever Physical Fellowship.