In 2020 Women & Theatre are excited to be running a series of free, friendly and accessible community performance courses for older adults and carers in association with the Brandwood Centre and The Hub, Hazelwell.

First up is our Community Comedy Course a free stand up comedy workshop with Janice Connolly the creator force behind Barbara Nice. During January – March 2020 this course for people living in Brandwood and neighbouring areas will teach participants how to create their own stand up comedy routine. Culminating in a fun and friendly Community Comedy Night where students can share their routines with family and friends.

W&T’s Community Performance Club will provide uplifting activities that encourage older people to be active, sociable, learn new skills and collaborate to deliver entertaining events that bring people together and strengthen community connections. The courses and events will promote wellbeing and reduce isolation of older adults, carers and wider community members.  We will particularly target those at risk of social isolation or decline due to low physical activity levels or other health factors. Future courses are likely to involve other art forms e.g. music, dance, theatre.

W&T have a long history of community focused comedy courses which you can read about here.

Are you an older person or carer interested in making new friends, having a laugh and creating your own stand up routine? Or do you know someone who would be perfect for this course? Please get in touch via or call 0121 449 7117 

The Free Comedy Course runs from Monday 13 January – Monday 30 March 2020, 3pm – 5pm at the Brandwood Centre 

Partners & Funders 

Birmingham City Council

Brandwood Centre

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