A group of young people in a brightly lit room giving a lot of attention to a grapefruit-sized ball.

The Open Door Project funded by Greater London Fund for the Blind is the first step on the ladder of arts opportunities, delivered by Extant for individuals with a visual impairment living within London. The project aims to provide a concrete series of experiences in different art forms and contribute to relevant information on how to forge a potential career within the industry. It is envisaged that once motivation and engagement are embedded within individuals, they'll continue to be connected with Extant while having direct access to information on internal and external arts opportunities.

Since July 2018, Extant has forged a partnership with the Royal Society for Blind Children (RSBC) to support the Open Door Project. The highly scintillating Comedy Workshop delivered by Professional Artists Georgie Morell and Tom Skelton gave 10 visually impaired young people the chance to laugh, improvise, devise and understand the skills and talent required for this area of the arts.
A young woman gesticulating theatrically with one hand and holding up a grapefruit-sized ball with the other.

Professional artist Georgie Morrel delivering a comedy workshop for RSBC. 

The Open Door Project has two upcoming workshops delivered in partnership with RSBC:

Knowledge and Understanding of Podcasting and YouTube/Vlogging with Georgie Morell on Saturday, 13th October from 11 am – 4 pm

and the

Motivational Speaker Workshop delivered by 4 exceptional Professional Visually Impaired Artists, including Extant's own Artistic Director Maria Oshodi. Wednesday, 24th October from 10.30 am – 1.30 pm

If you are an individual or organisation and are interested in the above information, including attending the workshops. Please contact Extant's Participation Programme Manager Jodie Stus. Either via email [email protected] or via phone 02078203737.

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