LAUGHING MATTERS 2010
This is a comedy project taking place with two primary schools in Ballymena, St. Colmcille's Primary School and Carniny Primary School, from 1st – 5th February which teaches young people how to use humour and improvisation as a medium to explore attitudes, behaviour and issues such as diversity, tolerance, and citizenship.
This week-long project involves a series of comedy-based workshops which encourages creativity, broadens self-perception and furthers the expressive skills of those taking part. Each group spends time with specialist facilitators learning circus skills, clowning, improvised comedy and drama/confidence building. On the final day of the project, all participants gather together with the facilitators to deliver a showcase performance to the rest of the school.
Project Aims: -
• Teach participants how to use comedy and improvisation as a medium to explore diversity, tolerance, behaviours and stereotypes
• Discover the potential of self-development through comedy, using comedy and improvisation as tools to develop coping strategies
• Explore the transformative potential of comedy and how humour is a key factor in human bonding, relationships and social cohesion
For further information on Community Educational Outreach projects with Big Telly, please contact the office on (028) 7083 6473 or email