Hubbub At Home – Hubbub Theatre Company has not stopped delivery during Lockdown.
Supported by Arts Council England, Foundation Derbyshire and Edward Gosling Foundation, Hubbub did not miss a week in moving our workshops and training online, creating Hubbub at Home. It was a steep learning curve but we are proud to say we know that all of community are safe and well. 100% of trainee actors are still working with us online and 80% of The Hub.
Through weekly Zoom sessions, video tutorials and creative task setting we have continued to offer a high quality experience to our regular trainees and participants. We also adapted The Drum outreach workshops to video which you can see in Latest News.
Physical and emotional wellbeing is at the heart of what we do and our ongoing work has supported many individuals and families. One carer said ‘At the beginning of lockdown, everything stopped – the (Hubbub) team have been so creative, provided what has felt like a seamless service. A little miracle, in what has been a difficult time’
To find out more about what we have been doing , please visit Latest News or also look at our Social Media.
We are currently in Creative Development of a new touring piece of theatre called The Drum. Based on a Hindu story, the piece tackles themes of loneliness, poverty and struggle… how we can build stronger communities and improve wellbeing through acts of Kindness and sharing. The Drum is a physical show with few words and live music composed by Ines Sampaio Figueridos. Working with Helen Baggett from the internationally acclaimed Gecko Theatre, and Chris Yarnell (The Outbound Project) and Laura Ryder (The B team) the Hubbub ensemble explore the story and messages through a range of movement and non-verbal story-telling devices. Development came to a pause due to Lockdown and we held an online sharing event of the work so far. On the panel we were delighted to welcome Helen Baggett, Sarah Brigham (Derby Theatre), Phil Hargreaves (Deda), Jen Sumner (Hubbub) and Izzy Noake (Hubbub), hosted by Hubbub Chair Clare Limb and attended by over 35 people from Arts Council, venues, universities and interested creatives and friends. We also shared the development of The Hubbub Way, which is in the final stage of development. Please visit our Latest News page to see this. We are now adapting The Drum for outdoor performance and community engagement, hopefully for Summer 2021. If you would like to find out more, or are interesting in programming this work, please contact us for a chat.