Playback Theatre

Playback is a unique, interactive way of telling stories - Yours! Audience members are invited to share an experience, no matter how big or small, happy or sad.

Playback Theatre

About Playback Theatre

Women Only

Playback Theatre is a unique way of telling stories – those of audience members. The sharing of experiences is at its core - the teller is supported and honoured as the players enact the essential elements of the story. Watching might even change the way you see it!

No story is too big or too small. It can be about how you got to the venue this afternoon, the time you fell in love, or a conflict you were caught up in at work. It might be funny or difficult, sad or just plain puzzling!

Playback originated in New York state in the 1960s to provide opportunities for people from all walks of life to tell their stories and be seen and heard. It is now used worldwide in many settings as a forum for human rights, in mediation, for self expression and personal development in schools, universities, refugee centres, community centres and people's homes.

Audience members can choose to share a story or just to watch and enjoy this fascinating experience.

Full details of all events https://audaciouswomen.scot/2020-programme

While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for Playback Theatre are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment. All information (whether in text or photographs) is given in good faith but should not be relied upon as being a statement of representation or fact.

Other Events at City Art Centre or Audacious Women Festival

Exhibition Tour of ‘Marine: Ian Hamilton Finlay’

Exhibition Tour of ‘Marine: Ian Hamilton Finlay’

23rd May 2020
Join us for an exhibition tour of 'Marine: Ian Hamilton Finlay' by Stephen Bann CBE, Emeritus Professor of History of Art and Senior Research Fellow at Bristol University.
Marine: Ian Hamilton Finlay

Marine: Ian Hamilton Finlay

23rd May 2020 - 4th October 2020
This major exhibition at City Art Centre focuses on the maritime theme in Ian Hamilton Finlay's work. It was a central element of his art, and one to which he returned throughout his life.
Lecture: Working with Ian Hamilton Finlay

Lecture: Working with Ian Hamilton Finlay

30th May 2020
Robin Gillanders gives this talk on his experience working on collaborative projects with Ian Hamiton Finlay between 1994 until his death in 2006.
Lecture: The Four Seasons in Full Sail: A Year in the Garden at Little Sparta

Lecture: The Four Seasons in Full Sail: A Year in the Garden at Little Sparta

3rd June 2020
The garden at Little Sparta is Ian Hamilton Finlay’s greatest work of art. In this talk George Gilliland, Head Gardener at Little Sparta, gives a brief description of its themes, content & planting.
Messages and Ships

Messages and Ships

27th June 2020
In this Adult Creative Workshop at City Art Centre, explore the silhouettes of ships in Ian Hamilton Finlay’s work and create unique collages using layering and simple printmaking.
Adult Creative Workshop: Poetic Maritime Prints

Adult Creative Workshop: Poetic Maritime Prints

4th July 2020
Explore angular mark-making, experiment using block printing colours, mixing inks and layering to create a lino-print inspired by the maritime theme within Ian Hamitlon Finlay's work!
Descriptive Tour for Visually Impaired Visitors of ‘Marine: Ian Hamilton Finlay’

Descriptive Tour for Visually Impaired Visitors of ‘Marine: Ian Hamilton Finlay’

5th September 2020
Join artist Tessa Asquith-Lamb for a tour specifically designed for visually impaired visitors focusing on the 'Marine: Ian Hamilton Finlay' exhibition.
Flags Ahoy

Flags Ahoy

26th September 2020
Come along to these structured family drop-in sessions where you will make some little flags inspired by maritime themes in our Ian Hamilton Finlay exhibition!
Push the Boat Out

Push the Boat Out

3rd October 2020
Join writer Katy Hastie at a family friendly drop-in poetry session to make nautical collage poems that fold into origami boats to sail the seven seas - just bring your imagination!

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Andy and the Odd Socks - CANCELLED
Andy and the Odd Socks - CANCELLED
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