Interest in our work and our purpose continues to grow in all sorts of wonderful places. Recently Voice Arts Trust was invited to deliver a 1 hour lecture to members of Wellington’s University of the 3rd Age. Like much of our work, there was nothing usual about this lecture and the audience found themselves becoming participants as we demonstrated some of the games from our toolbox of deep fun. The feedback was fantastic and it is our hope that next year we will look to partner with U3A for an actually project.
Voice Arts Trust was also invited to the Embassy of Thailand to meet with a delegation from southern Thailand. The members were all engaged in preventing / reducing communal conflicts in the area. The group was keen to hear about and understand the cross cultural and creative-focused work of Voice Arts Trust. We discussed the transformative power of drama based education and creative expression in the community, but also of the challenges. From our morning together, it looks as if facilitators from Voice Arts Trust may be heading to Thailand in 2015 to train local facilitators.