We are thrilled to have Infinite Jest back with us again this Summer for a fun-packed week of IN REAL LIFE drama camps, run in accordance with government guidance.
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.
After weeks of lockdown and missing school, this is the magic summer holiday boost your children need.
Infinite Jest's 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.
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.
BREAKING NEWS...The 2020 Olympics have been cancelled!
Hang on a minute, NO THEY HAVEN'T. The Infinite Jest team have set themselves their greatest challenge. To organise the biggest and bestest Olympics ever. From opening ceremony to closing party we are going to put on the most spectacular sporting event ever staged.
The team are calling on all 5-7 and 8-11 year olds to help organise, advertise, spectate, fly flags, bear torches, commentate, news report, and of course PARTICIPATE.
No training required, just an Olympian imagination, a healthy dose of creativity and a ready, steady, GO attitude. We'll learn about the history of the Olympics, what it takes to be a great Olympian, create new sports and organise awe-inspiring glorious celebratory extravaganzas.
Here are some of the amazing things we’ll be doing together:
- Creating your Olympian and getting into training
- Organising the Opening Ceremony – a celebration of cultures
- Inventing new Olympic sports
- Commentating, news reporting and spectating
- The Closing Ceremony – a celebration of humanity
And here are some of the skills you’ll be learning from the experts:
- Acting; devising; drama game playing; creative challenges to solve
- Learning story telling skills – physical theatre, puppetry, improvisation
- Acting technique – breathing, voice, posture
- Drawing and crafting
….and so much more.
The closing ceremony will be at the end of the week for family and friends – either a filmed extract of what we have been getting up to during this dynamic and creative week or, if it’s safe for us to do so, a chance for a small socially-distanced audience to watch onsite.
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.
- Our building in Finchley road has a large outdoor space, and we will use it as much as possible
- At other times, kids will enjoy our large, well-ventilated indoor 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 staff■
Hannah is a performer and drama facilitator. She is the manager of Theatre tots North East which specialises in early years arts education. She currently spends a great deal of time making comedic videos as a storyteller - working in role, singing and puppeteering. Her career in the performing arts spans more than 15 very happy years. Bringing arts training, social programmes and shows to schools, theatres, community venues and cultural spaces around the country.
My favourite dance move is: The shake and point
My favourite joke is: Anything slap-stick
My favourite game is: Zip-zap boing and variations
After working with young people for over 15 years as an actor, arts charity volunteer, drama coach and creative support teacher at Griffin Schools Trust, I have 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.
I graduated from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, but have mainly spent my time concentrating my efforts on playing fun cheeky heroic characters who possess unknown strength, or who obtain a magical flying vehicles or attempt track down and rescue missing animals. 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 fav dance move is: The Renegade Dance
My fav joke is: What is the best birthday present? A broken drum, you can't beat it!
My fav game is: Funny Fruit
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
Daniela has studied Acting for Screen at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London and Theatre and Education at Utrecht School of Arts, in The Netherlands. Her works spreads across theatre, film, TV and commercial projects, recent credits including Channel 4, BBC, ITV and Sony Music. Daniela has also worked as a drama teacher with children and young adults, at the moment teaching Acting for Screen at Bodens Performing Arts, as well as doing one to one coaching with the students from The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.
My favourite dance move is:The twist
My favourite joke is: What's a pirate's favourite letter? Rrrrrrrrrrrr
My favourite game is: Who's the king of the jungle