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Play Sessions

Starts 05:30 PM to 07:00 PM
Trinity Centre (The Den)
Ticket price
£50 +bf, for 4 x 1.5 hour sessions
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0117 935 1200 (Trinity)
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Play Sessions

For adults whose inner child needs some love

Get silly, move your body, connect with others, laugh and de-stress. These sessions promote positive mental and physical health using theatre games, movement, clown games and mindfulness exercises. 
Guided in a friendly, no pressure environment by theatre practitioner Hester Welch, Co-Founder of Spilt Ink Theatre.

Previous participants said: 
“[It was] absolutely fantastic! Cheeks flushed with joy and laughter.” 
“I feel energised! Optimistic! Restored!” 
“I would absolutely recommend it! A wonderful time of sharing silliness and imagination.”

Who is this for?
You might be an expert play-er in need of some inspiration (i.e. a performer), or perhaps your body is aching for some silliness after a long day at a desk. Or maybe you haven’t played since you were 6 and are now taking your first steps in your ‘serious person’ recovery journey... Any experience is welcome. Come as you are and let’s play. 

What do I bring? Accessibility?
The sessions involve movement and group games. Wear something you can move in and bring a water bottle. Take it at your own pace. Resting when needed is encouraged. Sessions take place in the garden where the ground is uneven, unfortunately this is not the most suitable for wheelchairs.. Please get in touch for more info. If you have any specific access requirements do write to me when booking. We have cover in The Den if it rains. If it is really heavy rain I may need to rearrange the session. There is car park at the venue. All vehicles coming onsite must pay at the machine or through the RingGo app. See Trinity's website for more info.

About Hester Welch
Hester is an international Theatre Maker, Director, Performer, Teacher, Producer and Community Arts Facilitator. Play is her international language. She is Co-Artistic Director of Wayang Kitchen (Malaysia) and Spilt Ink Theatre (UK), as well as founder of The Lost Cabaret Bristol and co-founder in Paris. Her projects have been supported by Arts Council England, British Council and Kakiseni. Trained at Ecole Philippe Gaulier (France), Goldsmiths (University of London, UK), Trinity Laban Centre (UK), National Theatre (UK), SACPA (Indonesia), see here for more info on Hester 

About Spilt Ink Theatre
Spilt Ink Theatre is a company formed by three female theatre-makers who met in Paris whilst training at Lecoq and Gaulier. We use play, physical theatre, puppetry and clown to create accessible theatre that inspires and moves a wide range of audiences; from young to old, where English may not be a first language and to those who might be new to participating in theatre. Our core intention is to make playful and visual work that is engaging and relevant, inspired by the voices of local people and our own identities as artists, see here for more info on Spilt Ink. 

Please see here for the refund policy for these sessions. For any additional queries email Hester at with ‘Play Session’ in the subject line. 
Fight the midweek slump with play! 
@hesterwelch @spiltinktheatre

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