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
Lisa is an actress and workshop leader originally from South Wales . As a performer she has worked for The Royal National Theatre (Macbeth ) , National Theatre Wales (Before I leave / Mission Control / Lung Water ) , The Kite Runner (West End) . Screen credits include Dr.Who, Requiem, Skellig, Twelfth Night and Myths of Ancient Greece. Workshops that Lisa has lead include. Macbeth (NT) , Mametz (NTW) , Shakespeare For Performance (RADA Ent) , Physical Theatre (Fio Theatre Company.)
My fave dance : I’m Welsh / Iranian so love to do Persian dancing.
My fav thing to do: Swim in the sea, rain or shine
My fav game: The name game, with the walk and ball catch...it’s a tricky one