We are thrilled to have Infinite Jest back with us again this October half term for a fun-packed week of IN REAL LIFE drama camps, run in accordance with government guidance.
THEME: Inventors and Inventions
Breaking News! Frank Enstein, the maverick robot inventor has gone AWOL - absent without leave. Even more serious, so has his latest invention - Adam - the most sophisticated Artificially Intelligent robot ever constructed. What are Frank and Adam up to? Where are they? Are they a force for good or bad? Has Adam learnt a way to make more Adams and take over the world?
Nigel Nigelson, the brains behind Off We Pop Transportation, and Margot Heron, daring kitchen concoction experimentalist, need your help to find out the answers to these pressing questions, and save humanity as we know it.
They're calling on 5-11 year olds the world over to join them this October half term. Along the way we'll learn what it takes to be a great inventor - do you need to eat brain pie for breakfast, lunch and dinner or can anyone do it? We'll create our own inventions. We'll solve conundrums and problems. We'll be awed by inventions of the past - brilliant and otherwise - and of the future.
Acting - devising - improvisation - storytelling - song - dance - clowning - magic - puppetry - crafting - mindfulness - and so much more.
Interactive creative learning that's seriously good fun!
Stretching imaginations - boosting confidence - inspiring creativity.
Infinite Jest's brilliant team of creative learning specialists will be supervising games, challenges and activities that stretch the imagination, inspire creativity and boost confidence. Parents say: "I will definitely send my children to another Infinite Jest camp. It's been fantastic!"
Infinite Jest and JW3 are committed to providing a safe, happy, enthusiastic, and collaborative environment where your child's unique self and creativity can flourish, where they can make new friends, and learn and develop new skills.
Infinite Jest comments: "Our team of highly experienced creative learning specialists consist of actors, directors, writers, story tellers, theatre makers who are passionate about sharing their skills with, and being inspired, by young creatives. Our goal is to use the arts, in all its glory, to influence, support and encourage a young person's drive and access to learning. We are committed to nurturing a young person's creativity and allowing each child to shine."
Should COVID-19 guidelines change we will offer an online, interactive alternative to this in-person camp, based on our hugely successful May half-term online camp. A full refund will be available if you do not wish to take up this alternative.
The safety of the children and our staff is paramount and we will be adhering to all the relevant government guidelines. More info in the "Camp Safety" section below.
The safety of the children and our staff and volunteers is paramount and we will be adhering to all the relevant government guidelines:
- Safe drop-off and pick-ups
- Children will be in small bubbles supervised by the same leader for the whole week
- The activities will be conducted in a socially distanced manner, designed to minimise contact between children, and bubbles will be kept separate.
- Preference is given to weekly bookings to reduce mixing. If we have capacity then we will open to daily bookers, in line with policy at other summer camps
- Equipment shared spaces and the building will be cleaned throughout the day.
- Kids will be in large, well-ventilated spaces.
- Children will bring their own packed lunches (which must be kosher dairy, fish or vegetarian only - no meat) and there will be no sharing of food.
For full details of the steps we are taking to keep children safe this summer, please see our SAFETY GUIDELINES and COVID-19 TERMS AND CONDITIONS.
Meet the Infinite Jest team■
Henry Everett is an actor, writer and producer and Artistic Director of Infinite Jest. As a performer he has worked at the National Theatre (Tartuffe, Anthony and Cleopatra, Man and Superman), The Globe, The Orange Tree, Bristol Old Vic, The Citizens Theatre, and Bath Theatre Royal, to name a few.
As a writer and producer he has adapted many Shakespeare shows for younger audiences and was thrilled to bring A Midsummer Night's Dream to JW3 in 2018.
His proudest Infinite Jest moment to date is setting up the Home Theatre Club during the covid-19 lockdown and providing wonderful wacky online workshops!
My fav dance move is The Floss
My fav joke is: What did the policeman say to his tummy?
You're under a vest
My fav game is Sudden over-the-top-death Grandmother's Footsteps
A stand-up comedian, performer and writer. Her first solo show, Running on Air, won a fringe first at the Edinburgh Festival and was featured on the Culture Show. In 2019, she wrote and performed Bookish, a selection of five mini shows, each inspired by a different book, which she toured to theatres and libraries throughout the UK. She is the Associate Artist at The Harrogate Theatre and of the museum of Archaeology and Anthropology in Cambridge.
She says: “Throughout lockdown I have become a master of ZOOM!!! And have, along with the brilliant Nathan and amazing Henry, been delivering fantastic online drama sessions. We've had children all over the world join us as we've created crazy, wacky, wonderful, silly, storylines with some fabulous imaginative creative kids!”
My favourite dance is The funky chicken: nobody looks cool while they're doing it
My favourite joke is: What did the monkeys say to each other when they won the Olympics? WE ARE THE CHIMPIONS!
My favourite drama game is: Bibbity Bibbity Bop!
Has over 15 years’ experience working with children as an actor, arts charity volunteer, drama coach and creative support teacher at Griffin Schools Trust, Nathan has a unique perspective on young people’s experiences of the arts and how the arts influences, supports and encourages their drive and access to learning.
He graduated from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and has mainly spent his time on playing fun cheeky heroic characters who possess unknown strength, or who obtain a magical flying vehicles or attempt to track down and rescue missing animals.
He says: “My personal hero’s include all those who make us laugh, clap, cheer and dance a little. Including but not limited to Olaf, Spider-Man, Kermit the frog, the Chuckle Brothers, Lionel Messi, Mr Tumble, Usain Bolt, Paul Zerdin, my Mum, Willy Wonka, Maya Angelou, Dr Who, Stephen Hawkin, Harry Potter, and Chase from Paw Patrol.”
My favourite dance move is: The Renegade Dance
My favourite joke is: What is the best birthday present? A broken drum, you can't beat it!
My favourite game is: Funny Fruit