Katie’s Blog

A blog from our member Katy and her experience of our sessions at Either Side of the Clyde and Merchant City Festival

Taster Sessions

Katy assists at ESOTC taster sessions for our new project.

The first day of the tasters there were some new people came to see what we are all about at Loop Theatre. Some of them came from Enable, and were all good fun. Some of them came from Riddrie too and were also good fun. We did some name games, and me and my sister Marion made some new friends. Their names were Andrew, Joanne, Scot, Dennis, Margaret, Jack, Mary and also Ryan, Rachel, Mharie, And William, Laura and Janine who taught the session. There were also some new Volunteers there names were Cit and Yvonne.

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Second Day

The second day of the tasters we also done some more games which were new. One of these was a Number game which was new where we changed the numbers 1 to 5 to movements and did it in partners. We split into two groups and did some acting and some more games. Marion my sister said she liked it very much and thought it was good fun. I also liked it very much too, and it was also good fun to do new things.

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Third Day

On The Third day of the Taster Sessions we all had fun things to do like the Name Games, acting out and sharing and we all done some other games and we all had fun. Some new people joined Loop and me and marion made even more friends. It was good to talk to them.

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A Birthday Party!

On Saturday we had our 5th birthday party it was Loop Theaters 5th Birthday and we had a birthday party! We all had good fun. We played games and did some dancing too. Janine, Laura, Nicollette, Ryan, Rachel, Mharie, Chris, Harriett were all there and it was really good to see them. We all had great fun.

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Thinking Back – Katie’s First Loop Session

Today I spoke about my first day at Loop Theatre and that when I was first in I was not sure about Loop Theatre. I was not confident to speak out but Laura and Janine helped me to get my confidence up,and if I did not join loop theatre I would not have  the confidence to speak out like I do now. When my big sister Marion first joined the Loop Theatre she was not sure either and a bit shy. When she met Laura and Janine they helped her to get her confidence up and she is getting so much better at being confident and is even getting out and about helping other people now. My sister says that’s the best thing about Loop Theatre. Being confident and helping other people.

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This Summer…

Yesterday we all were talking about the performers who are all doing our summer this year. We all worked hard for the Big Games (European Games 2018). We did some keep fit exercises and worked as a team which was good fun to do. The more I do it the more I get better at it and it makes me feel good inside and Im very happy to be around my best friends.

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Blog 7

Today we all done some more games and more Keep Fit Excersises. It was good fun to do new things like this and I really like helping people out in the group. It is a good thing to do and It make me get more confident in front of other people. I am going to perform in front of people, i am getting better at speaking out in front of people and working with the public. I am ok around it now and it was fun to do it!

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Blog 8

Today we all went outside to practice our performance for our summer show in August. We all did really well and Graham was very good. We did well and I said thank you Graham for the learning time. He is here for three days and it was good fun.

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Blog 9

Today we all done some more games and we all done some teamwork exercises. It was good fun and our new start Jack is gaining confidence but still a bit shy. I was too when I joined Loop first. He will get there and I like being able to help him. We are working as a group. We all look out for each other. My job is to help them out and look out for them if they need any help with anything.

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Blog 10

On this Monday afternoon I am going to Balornock Primary School to do the super hero cleaner act The Injustice League for the kids. We will all put on a wee show for the kids which is a bit different from the normal street theatre act. It will be good fun with the kids and I am looking forward to it!

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Blog 11

Today we all went to the primary school to put on a wee show for the kids and we all had good fun. We were all superhero cleaners and all the kids joined in too. I would like to do another one some time at some other school. All the kids were very good today and all the kids joined in for a super hero clean!

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All About AAA (Our Summer Show)

Katies Blog from our rehearsal and Performance at the Merchant City Festival (July/August2018)

On Day One we all talked about the show that we are all going to and we are all going to be Aliens from the 80’s! It was good to see Graham back who we like to work with each summer. We played some games and made a keep fit dance to the song “Good Times” and more work on our Alien Ambassadors. It’s going to be very hard to do this year. But we will all get there and it’s good to be helping each other. We all get to be part of a team and I am looking forward to it.

On day two we all practiced our new keep fit dance, and practice some new games too. We all began talking about costumes that we are going to wear at the summer show. We are going to get to dress up as aliens from the 80s! This is going to be a good one this year, very different from our last show, which was not bad but this one is going to be the best one and we are all very happy at GTAC and very happy that Graham is back this year for the new show.
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Katie McWilliams, Loop Theatre Member

On day three we were in the town to see where we are going to perform our summer show. We practiced in front of people and we were aliens from the 80s, We came from a spaceship and came down to earth to see how people live. We act like it’s the first time we’ve seen buses, cars, trees, birds and everything else in the city. We all practiced our keep fit too which was all hard work and we want to share it with all the people who live in earth every day.

Written by Katie, Loop Theatre Member

On day four we were at govan cross to practice and got people to join in who were in front of us watching! It was slow at first but we started to make up games and we were having fun. We are having the time of our lives and making more confidence to do new things like trying to keep fit with aerobics!

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We practiced our set games like the flower one (where we all discover flowers and hand them out). It was very good and fun and if you don’t want to join in with aliens we’re really good at helping you to! Especially if your down in the dumps we all can make you very happy and warm in your hearts.

If you’re ever feeling down, remember the aliens have come down to earth and can put happiness in your heart to make you very happy again!

Written by Katie, Loop Theatre Member

Today is our dress rehearsal and we are at the GoMA and we are all putting our new costumes on for the first time! We are all doing some keep fit routine practise. Our disco keep fit routine, our water run and the busker dances – and the flower run too – are our street theatre games and we went outside to see where we are all going to be at the weekend. We saw a map of it too and my sister Marion and Maryann who volunteered to help do the water run street game in the performance practiced. Andrew will do the flowers and me and Nina will do the dance. We will all do games in the street and it’s going to be very good o be putting on alien makeup and the more practise I get better, the more confident I get.

Written by Katie, Loop Theatre Member
Nina and Katie leading the Anti-Apathy Ambassadors in Rehearsal, GoMA

The Anti-Apathy Ambassadors

On a sunny day in Glasgow, some people saw walking down the town, a space ship came down to earth. It landed in a place called The Toon. The Aliens looked around them and, on their first trip to earth knew they needed to mke the people happy, like them. They wanted to see how they lived and dance with them which which they did. They liked having fun with people so much but still wanted to go back home and share the fun. Some of them were sad but they were glad to have made new friends and all danced to Good Times on the way home. Knowing they would be back to make more friends again.

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