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The Food Play by Hester Welch

Squish, slush, swish, slam. Come and play with your food and turn your food into a play!

Expect messy fun with improvised performance in this interactive, work-in-progress play session with international theatre maker Hester Welch. Engage the senses and your curiosity as your child leads our imaginations. Who said you shouldn’t play with your food?!

The Food Play

Become part of Hester’s creative process during this informal public sharing; little’uns and parents alike will explore, learn and play, contributing to the development of the Food Play project and Hester’s residency.

Why not come back to experience the Food Play workshops on Sunday 29 October to see how the work has developed!

Please notify us of any food allergies when booking and wear clothes to get messy!

Please note that for every two children attending the event, there must be at least one accompanying adult (18 years or over).

About Hester Welch

Hester holds a BA(Hons) in Theatre and Performance at Goldsmiths College, University of London. Here her training focused on Theatre Making and Applied Theatre.

As an Artistic Associate with the David Glass Ensemble, Hester has directed the first ever immersive performance for children in the South West of China, The Forest (Marphy’s Play House, Chengdu). She has also trained adults and children from across China in drama and creativity. Hester has been Assistant Director with the Ensemble on A DEvine Comedy (Soho Theatre, London), City of Darkness (PSBK, Yogyakarta), The Brides (Teatro Dei Rozzi, Siena) and Mortgage (Theatre Delicatessen, London and The Bike Shed, Exeter). In her next venture, she will be continuing to assist David Glass with the international social art project, AB Project.

In addition to this, Hester is an Associate Artist at Omnibus. Here she has directed and devised performances including Colour and The Dream. Hester’s other work ranges from making ensemble spectacles for festivals (Bee Conscious, LeeFest, The Stretch) to applied theatre in care homes.