RawMinds Improvised Comedy Event Project 2018

Looking to start something new and fresh in January? Want to build your portfolio, UCAS form or CV? Join our RawMinds spring project and collaborate with other young people to produce an improvised comedy show inspired by our weird and wonderful collections.

In this project, you will explore the joys of science, laughter and self-expression with improvised comedy professionals and leading science communicators. The project group will be led by our Youth Programme team and the LITTL (London Improv Theatre Training League) team from The Nursery Theatre.

You will take part in interactive workshops using the tools of improvised comedy, and spend time in our galleries taking inspiration from the objects you see and themes that emerge. Using everything you find out along the way, you will produce an improvised comedy show for your family, friends and the public.

If you’re interested in confidence building and developing your skills in comedy, performance, or event creation, and if you have a real passion for collaboration, then this opportunity is for you!

Project dates

  • Sat 27 January 2018
  • Sat 3 February
  • Tue 13 February
  • Wed 14 February
  • Thu 15 February
  • Fri 16 February
  • Sat 24 February
  • Fri 2 March (evening show)
  • Sat 3 March (late afternoon show and after party)

Unless otherwise stated, each day will run from 10.30 to 16.00, with a break for lunch (provided).

How to get involved

To apply to take part, fill in the application form below and send it to rawminds@wellcome.ac.uk.

FileRawMinds Improv Comedy Application Form (146 KB)

If you need any support to fill in this form, please call the youth team on 020 7611 5738 / 8361 and we’ll be happy to help.

Applications open on Wednesday 6 December, with two deadlines to submit by:

Early-bird deadline

Wednesday 20 December 2017

If you’re keen to secure a place early then you can apply for one of seven reserved early-bird spaces. If you don’t get selected for one of these, your application will still be considered for the second deadline.

Final deadline

Monday 8 January 2018

If you need to concentrate on mock exams or Christmas, this later deadline may be better for you. The remaining places will be allocated from applications submitted by this date plus those rolled over from the early-bird deadline.

Find out more about how we select participants in the PDF below.

PDF iconRawMinds Selection Criteria (198 KB)

Please email your applications or any questions to: rawminds@wellcome.ac.uk

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