Insect Humans take over Ouseburn Farm

Cap-a-pie Insect workshop image.

Cap-a-pie Insect workshop.

This summer, theatre company Cap-a-Pie is offering free drama workshops to people of all ages at Ouseburn Farm. But these are not just any drama workshops, Cap-a-Pie will be working alongside with Dr Vivek Nityananda to explore the world of…..INSECTS!

Dr Nityananda is an insect expert from Newcastle University who finds out how insects use their senses to understand the world. Through loads of fun and physical activities and exercises the workshops will explore how and why insects behave the way they do, how animals use their senses to interact with each other and the world around them and you’ll even learn how praying mantises can see in 3D!

These workshops are for all the family and you’ll be helping to make a brand new piece of theatre inspired by all things creepy and crawly. The project is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England as well as funding from Newcastle University.

The workshops will be held at Ouseburn Farm, Ouseburn Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 2PA.

There will be lots of activities at Ouseburn Farm over the Summer Holidays including Farmers Club, Nature trails, Arts and Crafts and their own musical show – ‘Talk to the Animals’.

Insect Drama workshops will be held Tuesdays 11am-12pm, Wednesdays 1pm – 2pm and Thursdays 11am – 12pm between 4th August and 3rd September.