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Living the Local News using Sociodrama…..where you are the actors and the audience

Living the Local News is a fun, engaging and relevant event happening in Nelson on Sept 22nd and Oct 20th.

If you are interested in community issues, or interested in finding the local news more interesting, I recommend you come along.

Living the Local News takes the local and news events that matter to you and makes them real in the room using sociodrama – an experiential method that sets out explores social concerns. The news events might be local or not — you can choose. You can step into the news events and take the point of view of any person or group you like, in the centre or on the side-lines, wherever you choose. You are guaranteed to have an interesting and enlivening experience and likely to see at least one thing in a new way.

Sociodramatist, Cher Williscroft will be leading this event. Her flyer will tell you more.

Dates: Sept 22nd and Oct 20th 2015

Group times: 7.15pm to 9.30pm

Group Leaders:  Cher Williscroft is a certified Sociodramatist TEP .She is Managing Director or Conflict Management Ltd and a  staff trainer with the Nelson Branch of WPTI and a member of AANZPA Inc

About the workshop

Using sociodrama we will identify and explore the current news stories that are affecting the people of Nelson.  We will be doing our own investigation into the local news stories that affect us all, by `living’ the news in action.  You will experience your part in it, your response, and what actions (if any) you want to take.  You will see what is happening from the eyes and hearts and minds of those involved and affected  who you represent dramatically on a `stage’. Some of these stories you bring may not have reached the local news media yet and are part of the daily living experience of the people on Nelson.  Bring a local news story that interests you, and be prepared to enter into a real life investigation into perspectives that may surprise you and give you a new outlook.

This is not a chance to protest, grandstand or lobby – the evenings are designed for ordinary people who want to experience the issues in our community in a fresh way, have your own response and make your own mind up about it.

Sociodrama Is a group action method that explores the social and cultural forces that influence our everyday functioning and brings this into our conscious awareness.  It helps us to orientate to the different values and belief systems so we can live creatively in Nelson and in all society


Attached information:rnelson.org.nhttp://www.volunteez/wp-content/uploads/formidable/Living-the-Local-News-flyer-2015-v2.doc

Article type: Meetings and events
Start date: September 22, 2015

End Date: October 20, 2015

Venue:Centre for Human Potential Meeting room, 319 Hardy Street. Just past Chipmunks on the same side as the Queens Gardens, look for the old fashioned red post box.

Cost: $10 at the door

Contact Name: Cher Williscroft
Contact Phone: 03 5452567
Contact Email: cher@conflictmanagement.co.nz