HyperFusion nominated Community Organisation at Diversity Awards 2018.

We are delighted to announce we have been nominated for a prestigious National Diversity Award.

We’ve been nominated for the Community Organisation award.

The National Diversity Awards – a prestigious black tie event, which celebrates the excellent achievements of grass- root communities that tackle the issues in today’s society, giving them recognition for their dedication and hard work.

Charities, role models and community heroes will be honoured at the ceremony showcasing their outstanding devotion to enhancing equality, diversity and inclusion; thus embracing the excellence of all our citizens irrespective of race, faith, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability and culture.

The concept for the National Diversity Awards arose when The Diversity Group identi?ed an urgent need for more positive role models to be actively promoted, with the aim to empower and inspire the wide breadth of diverse communities across the UK.

If ever there was a time to celebrate and elevate the truly staggering diversity of talent the UK has to o?er, it is now – opportunities are thin, and deprived communities need motivation and inspiration.

These awards are for people who inspire other individuals through their work, through their commitment to helping others, through their infectious personalities and through adversity.

Our nominees and award winners are an integral part of helping people in today’s society to believe they can achieve their goals and ambitions, no matter what background you come from.

Our Artistic Director is 1 of 100 women invited to talk about feminism on Sky News.

Our Artistic Director, Sarah Ellis, was invited to be 1 of 100 women talking about feminism in 2018.

Presented by Kay Burley, the show explored themes of feminism and whether the word still works for us in society.

Sarah’s point…

Gender equality focus groups begin.

International Women’s Day 2018 saw our first focus group looking at gender equality.

General public were invited to this event to start our journey of finding out what feminism is in 2018 and what’s our best way forward to enable gender equality.

Women. Know your place!

But what is our place?

We’ve come so far…now where?

Is there true equality yet?

Not all women experience sexism … or do they?

How do we feel about ourselves?

How does society feel about us?

“Men can’t even flirt now for fear of being sued.”

Am I alone in feeling threatened with what I hear and experience?

What is feminism in 2018?

Are we alienating our men?

“It was just a joke”. The difference between banter and sexual harassment?

Blurred lines or clear ones that aren’t respected?

If I stand up for what I believe – how will it affect me?

We need to talk…

What’s your story?

Times are changing and there are some incredible movements and shifts in society. The MeToo campaign and the Harvey Weinstein case. And nearer to us lots of conversations are sparking as to the place of women in society and what that means.

So how do we negotiate our way through these exciting but potentially scary times to enable what most people want which is equality?

A group of us are getting together for an informal chat so please join us if you have something to say or even if you just want to listen.

The evening will be facilitated by Sarah Ellis, Artistic Director of HyperFusion Theatre Company and TIC Box Productions who are specialists in interactive theatre to make change. Sarah is an actor, director, educator, a Mum, a feminist and a storyteller and her life work has been to challenge prejudice and enable equality. “Our stories must be told. They are our power and our legacy. Let’s share them.”

Speakers include:

Dannie-Lu Carr. Dannie is a thought Leader and internationally advises business on impact around creativity and cohesion. She has 20 years’ experience in her unique field, is a published author and in 2015 gave a TEDx talk on The Inconvenient Truth for Culture.

Professor Joyce Harper. Joyce Harper is Professor at the Institute for Women’s Health at University College London where she is Director of Education, Head of the Department of Reproductive Health and Director of the Centre for Human Reproduction. She has worked in the fields of fertility, genetics, reproductive health and women’s health for over 30 years.

Mark Newey. Mark is an author and a psychotherapist helping thousands of people from all walks of life to beat stress, anxiety and depression, with a deep personal interest in all things social and cultural, the additional benefit of the views and experiences of his clients has enabled Mark to build up a solid picture of where society stands today on all sorts of issues.

Ahisha Ferguson. Ahisha is a nutritional therapist and health coach specialising in helping women lose weight and keep it off without dieting. She’s just about to release her first book ‘Diet Stops Monday’ where she openly shares her knowledge of the diet industry to bust a few myths and help women finally have the success they deserve.

The evening is the first of a series of events that will inform a new theatre piece about gender equality which will tour Nationwide later in the year.

ALL GENDERS WELCOME.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/women-know-your-place-tickets-43270528315?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&aff=esfb&utm-source=fb&utm-term=listing

Focus groups start for our new play about domestic abuse.

Workshops have began with young men and young women, looking at the issues of domestic abuse. We will be exploring unhealthy relationships in teenagers and the early warning signs of controlling behaviour.

These issues are explored using drama and are open to any schools, colleges or community groups. The findings will feed into the devising process for our new show The Bruise You Can’t See.

Can we come and work with your young people. Email our Artistic Director on sarah@hyperfusion.co.uk.

 

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The 3 sides of HyperFusion.

HyperFusion Theatre Company.
The home of TICBox Productions – interactive theatre inspiring change where the audience become the solution.
The Shhh Experience – immersive theatre experiences in non theatre spaces drawing you into the action as part of the story. Free to join in or just sit back and watch.
HyperFusion Academy – theatre training centre where we teach and inspire young people in what we do every day.

The Office Party that goes wrong

Did you know that as well as TICBox (our theatre-in-education company), HyperFusion also have an immersive side called The Shhh Experience. We are so excited to say that tickets are nearly sold out for our next show but there are a few left so do please let your friends/family/enemies/random strangers in the street know that The Office Party that goes wrong! is still bookable and waiting to spend a night of hilarity with them. And assurance that nothing can go wrong….
Comedy theatre show, 3 course meal, glass of bubbly and after show disco.
Saffron Walden Tourist Information Centre or www.eventbrite.co.uk.

TICBox Productions hits youtube with BOY video!

BOY is on you tube.

Telling the world about the show and how we work as a theatre-in-education company.

Featuring Rishi Nair, Leanne Lyndsey-White, Eunique Darko, John Oakes, Michael Bell, Aisha Jacob-Williams, Stefan Scippo, Katherine Swan, Jack Taylor, Jack Williams, Shaun Dellenty and Sarah Ellis.

HyperFusion’s BOY wins Southwark the role of Stonewall champion.

HyperFusion’s recent tour of BOY is proud to have been an integral part of Stonewall Award given to Southwark Council.

BOY is our show that explores Homophobic, Biphobic and Transphobic bullying with young people and follows the tragic story of Joe. The piece has a forum interactive workshop section where young people get to ‘advise’ the characters as to how to make their situation better.

http://www.southwark.gov.uk/news/2017/jul/southwark-championed-for-celebrating-lgbt-equality-in-schools

 

Sarah Ellis celebrates as HyperFusion shortlisted at 2017 National Diversity Awards.

 

Sarah Ellis attends the National Diversity Awards as we are nominated as Community Organisation award.

The National Diversity Awards – a prestigious black tie event, which celebrates the excellent achievements of grass- root communities that tackle the issues in today’s society, giving them recognition for their dedication and hard work.

Charities, role models and community heroes will be honoured at the ceremony showcasing their outstanding devotion to enhancing equality, diversity and inclusion; thus embracing the excellence of all our citizens irrespective of race, faith, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability and culture.

The concept for the National Diversity Awards arose when The Diversity Group identi?ed an urgent need for more positive role models to be actively promoted, with the aim to empower and inspire the wide breadth of diverse communities across the UK.

If ever there was a time to celebrate and elevate the truly staggering diversity of talent the UK has to o?er, it is now – opportunities are thin, and deprived communities need motivation and inspiration.

These awards are for people who inspire other individuals through their work, through their commitment to helping others, through their infectious personalities and through adversity.

Our nominees and award winners are an integral part of helping people in today’s society to believe they can achieve their goals and ambitions, no matter what background you come from.