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Cardboard and Creativity

Cardboard and Creativity

— how a little theatre grew a large lockdown following

Within 5 days of theatres closing, Little Angel had launched their first piece of digital content. They went on to produce 11 online puppetry shows; 72 video stories and 110 craft tutorials, all designed to support families who were home schooling. Their work gained coverage across the world and hundreds of children were inspired to create theatre at home.

12,000 subscribers, 70 countries and over half a million views later, this session explains how they mobilised quickly with a small staff team; how to create engaging, accessible content for families; and where they plan to take their new, online audience next.

What will I gain?

— An understanding of the learning that happened for a small team producing content made for online

— Insight into how to look after yourself and your colleagues

— Tips for making your work accessible

This session will be recorded and included in the Access All Areas Pass.

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Speaker

Sophie Waddy | Marketing and Communications Manager | Little Angel Theatre

After studying English Literature in the UK and Australia, Sophie has worked in both publishing and theatre. She is passionate about arts and education for children and young people and as Marketing and Communications Manager at Little Angel Theatre she has enjoyed working on creating video content and diversifying the theatre’s online audience. She previously worked at Discover Children’s Story Centre in Stratford, East London, and was Vice Chair of the Society of Young Publishers in 2018.