The Kitchen Apprentice will undertake the Production Chef Apprenticeship whilst being part of the team that delivers exceptional food in our all-day café’s casual dining offer. This includes a wide selection of cakes, pastries, snacks and meals, alongside a range of teas, coffees, soft drinks and alcohol.

What you will do in your working day:
The Kitchen Apprentice assists with food preparation and kitchen cleanliness to enable the kitchen to deliver catering for all events and activities across the Mercury’s programme, and to plan prepare, cook and present food to the highest standards.

The training you will be getting:

Unsure if the Watermill Youth Theatre is right for you and your child? Join us for our free Youth Theatre taster session. Meet the Outreach team here at the Watermill and take part in some fun-filled drama games!

Ages 4-7: 5.15-6pm
Ages 8-11: 6.15-7.15pm
Ages 12-16: 7.30-8.30pm

Date: 8 July

Artswork is looking for three Creative Producer Apprentices to join the team. You will be based in either Dover, Slough or on the Isle of Wight and provide event and administrative support for our Creative Placemaking programme and projects working in communities, schools and with young people.

The Creative Placemaking programme aims to empower children and young people to play an active part in shaping their local communities, using arts and creativity. You will support young people to develop their ideas and deliver programmes such as a street arts festival that brings together their community, a piece of public art which enlivens their local high street, or a project which ensures that young people have a say in how their local area responds to their needs and concerns. It is an exciting programme with lots of variety and opportunities to get involved and develop skills.

The role will involve communications and creating social media content, event organisation, project planning, record keeping, report writing, facilitating activities and an understanding of how to grow and develop audiences. It will provide you with the essential skills and experience to enable you to achieve your Event Assistant Level 3 Apprenticeship.

Do you dream of a career as a professional special effects makeup artist in film and television?

Come and spend 3 days in our state of the art facilities at Pinewood Studios and learn how to create cuts, burns, scars and more. You will be taught by our highly experienced tutors who can give you a true insight into the life of a professional SFX makeup artist.

These workshops part of the Eastern Angles Young Creatives programme. Whether you’re an early career artist looking to upskill yourself, or perhaps you’ve never been to the theatre before and just want to flex your creative muscles, we've got you covered.

Writing with Martha Loader, Steve Waters and James McDermott:

Writing 1: Creating Characters with Martha Loader (21st March)

Central to any good play are the characters, and the journey each of them go on over the course of the story. How do you create believable, compelling characters full of depth and dimensions? How do you give your actors enough to explore without being dogmatic in setting out who your characters are? How do you build personalities that feel real, that an audience can invest in? In this workshop award-winning playwright Martha Loader explores the essentials to creating characters.

Writing 2: The Shape of Stories with Steve Waters (4th April)

This workshop will explore how to tell a story for the theatre - where to begin and end, what is an act, what is a scene and how does it all hang together. Hands-on, practical and revealing Steve will draw on decades of writing and teaching to help you find the right shape for the stories you want to tell.

Writing 3: Dramatic Dialogue with James McDermott (25th April)

In this interactive writing workshop, local scriptwriter James McDermott (Rubber Ring,Time & Tide, EastEnders) will teach tools and techniques to help you write active, characterful, distinct, multi-tasking dialogue. Exercises will explore dramatic action, subtext, dialect, sociolect and idiolect.

Our introductory training course covering HDTV, film and theatre makeup and hair, along with hairdressing and barbering techniques.

Learn the essential skills you need to carve out a career as a professional makeup artist with our Foundation Certificate course. You’ll cover all the areas that you need to start your journey as a makeup and hair artist capable of working on film, TV and theatre productions.

Throughout this full time 14 week course you’ll gain an understanding of the key skills required by any makeup artist, from understanding the basics of makeup application, to creating inspired period and character looks and gory special effects. This course also includes experience working with facial hair application, body painting and basic barbering.

Our course tutors are extremely passionate about their industry, and you will learn from their endless knowledge. They have many years’ experience working on some of the best known films and TV productions in recent years. They will introduce you to the latest products and techniques that are relevant to today’s industry, so you can be sure you will be learning from the best.

Holidays of one to four weeks may be scheduled during your course at appropriate times and, therefore, the duration of your time with us could last from 15 to 18 weeks.

Step on stage to dance, sing and act your heart out or be a star performer behind the scenes.

The Level 2 Diploma in Performing & Production Arts is a triple threat course including dancing, acting and singing. There are 10 coursework units all of which are internally assessed culminating in a Final Major Project at the end of the year.

You will study a wide range of units including:

Cost: Free for 16 to 18-year-olds. For students aged 19 or older, fees may apply.

The Technical Theatre course will give you the opportunity to gain the qualifications, skills and experience to progress in the Performing Arts Industry or in any industry you wish to go on to study after the two years.

The Technical Theatre qualification offers a diverse range of subjects giving you an insight into the industry enabling you to develop analytical, creative production and technical skills. Some of the areas covered within the course include lighting, sound, costume, set construction and Stage Management.

This course provides a professional training in a theatre, with state-of-the-art facilities. The Miskin is run by experienced industry professionals.

All assignments are modelled on professional practice, learners will also have the opportunity to participate in work experience.

What qualification will I gain?
UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Performing & Production Arts (Technical Theatre)

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