What is the project about?
Body Positivity is a zeitgeist term at the moment, with millions using the hashtag and the media consistently churning out material on the topic. This workshop, led by Roundhouse Resident Artist alumni Katie Greenall, aims to practically discuss and interrogate the term ‘#BodyPositivity’ and unpick how its current form differs from the fat activist/acceptance movement it came from. The workshop will also be a place to discuss how to make work that deals with your own body.

What will I get from taking part?
• To engage with ideas and discussion around body positivity/fat activism in a creative way
• To produce a lasting product discussing the themes of the workshop
• To explore creating activist/autobiographical work around the topics of bodies, using a diverse spectrum of mediums

Who will be teaching the project?
Theatre Maker, Facilitator, Spoken Word Artist Katie Greenall

Katie is a facilitator, theatre maker and spoken word artist currently living in NE London. After graduating in 2017 from East 15 Acting School with a degree in Acting and Community Theatre, Katie has been running workshops with young people all over London – including The Yard, Apples and Snakes, National Youth Theatre and Central School of Speech and Drama.

Katie is currently performing ‘FATTY FAT FAT’, her first full-length show, which after winning the Origins Award for Outstanding New Work at VAULT Festival is headed to Edinburgh Fringe. She was a member of the Poetry Collective at the Roundhouse (17-18), where she performed as part of Last Word Festival, as well as reaching the final of The Roundhouse Poetry Slam. She was Resident Artist at the Roundhouse 2018-19 and is on the 2019 Soho Theatre Writer’s Lab programme.

Katie regularly perform across London & across the UK. Recent performances include Southbank Centre, Watham Forest Borough of Culture Opening Ceremony, BBC Radio London, Brainchild Festival, Last Word Festival, Fat Cabaret, Royal Court, High Tide Festival, Rich Mix & supporting poet Buddy Wakefield on his London tour date.

Do I need any particular skills or experience to take part?
No, but a willingness to talk and share your experiences would be advantageous

Is there anything I need to bring or wear?
Bring a notebook, pen and wear something comfortable you can move in.

How to Enrol or apply:
Enrol online using the button at the top on the page.

How do I pay for this project?
You can pay by visiting us in person or by calling us on 0300 6789 222 (option 4). We are open Tue – Fri 9.30am – 9pm and Sat – Mon 9.30am – 5pm. For further details see How to Enrol.
Please try to do so before the first session of the project.

I’m not sure I can afford to take part…
If you need help to pay for things like project fees, transport or childcare, we can help. Find out how you can get support..

If you are using a bursary to pay for the project, please ensure you arrange this with the Advice Base with plenty of time before the start of the project.

I have additional needs. Can I still take part?
We have places available on all our projects for individuals with additional needs.Get in touch so that we can discuss your requirements and do our best in supporting you.

Where is the project taking place?
Roundhouse studios