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Humour. Woman laughing

“Humour is a learning juggernaut”

An unexpected benefit of having Covid recently was having the time to finish reading a wonderful book called “Your Brain on Art – How the Arts Transform Us.” It really cheered me up and made me think about all the fun I’ve had over the years working with our team of professional actors and how […]

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How to deliver a workshop in an ambulance station cupboard!

“This is the best I can do” said the station commander gruffly, as he opened the door onto what looked like a large cupboard with windows. “Someone double booked the training room”, he added as he turned away and marched down the corridor, leaving us staring into a small, dark, uninviting space. My first thought […]

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Stories create lightbulb moments

“OMG that’s me.” A stunned silence filled the room and the young woman who had just shouted out got up and left. We were in the middle of delivering a forum theatre workshop for a local council on bullying and harassment at work. Stories create lightbulb moments. The main character in our scenario was a bubbly […]

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Hybrid Working – is it still a headache for HR?

HR Managers – is hybrid working, working?  Or is it still causing you some headaches? It seems that every organisation has taken a slightly different approach, creating a myriad of hybrid working models.  And opinions on hybrid working are just as varied. Benefits often cited include: Less time and expense on commuting creates a better […]

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What you can expect when you book a forum theatre workshop

Bespoke or off-the-shelf options You can opt for a bespoke workshop or one of our off-the-shelf workshops.  For the bespoke option we start with user research to ensure our scripted scenarios accurately reflect the everyday challenges that your managers are experiencing at work. We invite your feedback on our scripts, make any amendments and agree […]

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Gill Brabner

47 years ago this month…..

47 years ago this month, I saw a play that changed my life. It was ‘Death of A Salesman’ and it showed a man falling apart under the weight of his life. I had a Dad who had been falling apart since I was 9. He worked in a bank in the City of London. […]

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The buzz of doing what you love!!!!

Last Friday we got to deliver 2 bespoke Forum Theatre workshops for an NHS Finance Department. And even after a full on weekend, I am holding on to the warmth, the laughter, the genuine enquiry, the excitement and the knowledge that we delivered something very meaningful. Importantly: – Our user research enabled us to script […]

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Bullying and Harassment

Brace yourselves, because we’re about to tackle a tough topic head-on—the nightmare of dealing with bullying and harassment in the workplace. Dealing with toxic staff members who unleash this unacceptable behaviour on colleagues is not easy. But complacency is not an option if we want to have healthy workplaces. Through our Forum Theatre workshops we […]

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Immersive learning and why Forum Theatre gets results.

Forum theatre or drama-based learning is an immersive style of learning. Immersive learning aims to create a deeply engaging and interactive learning experience. ✅ It typically involves the use of simulations. Here are 6 reasons why immersive learning gets results: 1. Active Learning: Immersive learning encourages active participation and engagement from learners. Instead of passively receiving […]

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Negotiation Skills

I’ve really enjoyed working with optical colleagues recently on behalf of LOCSU. We have been looking at the negotiations which take place between local health commissioners and the Local Optical Committees. These are important because they have an impact on the local eye services provided by high street optometrists and opticians.   It’s always rewarding […]

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